Atlantic Notes: Robinson, Nets, Datome

Lakers coach Byron Scott told reporters, including Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News (on Twitter), that he dislikes the Celtics so much that he wouldn’t coach them had they ever been interested.  It’s been years since Scott donned a purple and gold jersey, but his hatred of Boston doesn’t seem to have died down very much. Here’s tonight’s look at the Atlantic Division..

  • Tim Bontemps of the New York Post (via Twitter) doesn’t expect to see the recently-waived Thomas Robinson wind up with the Nets.  The Nets, along with the Spurs, Suns, Heat, and Hornets, were said to be one of the teams that have checked in with the former No. 5 overall pick, but Bontemps (link) hears that Brooklyn doesn’t have interest.
  • The Celtics were heavily connected to Gigi Datome a couple of years ago but told reporters today, including A. Sherrod Blakely of (on Twitter), that Boston never made him an offer.  The C’s acquired Datome from the PIstons in last week’s Tayshaun Prince trade.
  • Iman Shumpert is no longer a member of the Knicks, but he believes prospective free agents will still want to come to New York this summer, Adam Zagoria of SNY writes. “Without a doubt, I mean it’s New York and I think that the guys in their locker room are happy to be playing here,” Shump said before the Cavs beat the Knicks, 101-83.

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