New York Notes: Nets, Garnett, Knicks, Howard

Here's the latest out of New York, where the Nets have managed to capture the backpages of the tabloids..

  • Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov isn't afraid to gamble with the team's future in order to win right now, writes Roderick Boone of Newsday.  While Garnett and Pierce can't be expected to produce as they did in their primes, something has to be said for Brooklyn's gusto in acquiring them.
  • The Knicks' summer league squad, which will feature Iman Shumpert and rookie Tim Hardaway Jr., figures to be among the best this year, writes Jared Zwerling of
  • The Nets dodged a bullet by not landing Dwight Howard last summer, writes Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News.  Lawrence would prefer to see Kevin Garnett crawling up and down the Nets' court rather than watch the inconsistent efforts of Howard.
  • According to the Jerusalem Post, Amare Stoudemire is in talks to join a group purchasing Israeli basketball club Hapoel Jerusalem.  The big man spent a portion of the 2010 offseason exploring his Jewish roots in Israel.

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