The Nets hope to avoid falling in a 0-3 hole to the Heat tonight in Brooklyn. So far, the champs have faced little resistance on their quest to represent the Eastern Conference in the Finals for the fourth straight year. Here’s more from the East:
- Marc Berman of The New York Post says that the Knicks are comfortable waiting for Steve Kerr to join the team, if hired, until after the playoffs (Twitter links). Kerr would have three weeks with the team before the draft, and the Knicks front office is already handling draft preparation in the event they are able to acquire any picks, since they have none at the moment.
- Elton Brand tells Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Consititution that if he returns for another season, he would like it to be with the Hawks. “Absolutely,” said Brand. “It was a great year for me and for the team and everything this organization is building and stands for.” Brand is planning on deciding whether to retire over the next couple months.
- The Cavs offered the No. 1 2013 pick, Dion Waiters, and Tristan Thompson to the Wolves for Kevin Love in a failed attempt to acquire the All-Star power forward last summer, Mary Schmitt Boyer of The Plain Dealer reports. The revelation came in a mailbag response where Boyer dismissed Cleveland’s chances at trading for Love in the future.