Atlantic Notes: Nets, Kirilenko, Knicks, Sixers

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is in Brooklyn tonight as they take on the T'Wolves in the club's second home game of the season.  Prokhorov is taking the opportunity to further familiarize himself with some members of the club, including longtime scorekeeper Herb Turetzky, tweets Roderick Boone of Newsday.  Turetzky was a staple at the Meadowlands when the Nets were in New Jersey, but the move to the Barclays Center marks a homecoming for the Brooklyn, New York native.  Here's more on the Nets and more out of the Atlantic..

  • Nets point guard Deron Williams told reporters, including Boone (via Twitter) that the club didn't land Andrei Kirilenko because they "didn't have enough money."  The Timberwolves signed the forward this summer for $20MM over the next two seasons.
  • Knicks head coach Mike Woodson confessed that he put Rasheed Wallace in against the Heat on Sunday because the crowd was chanting for him, tweets Frank Isola of the Daily News.  Wallace inked a non-guaranteed deal with the Knicks in October but it's not yet clear what kind of role the previously retired veteran will play.
  • The 76ers used recent analytics hire Aaron Barzilai in the past to help gauge Louis Williams and Andre Iguodala in free agency, General Manager Tony DiLeo told Tom Moore of Calkins Newspapers (via Twitter).

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