Atlantic Notes: Nets Big Three, Tatum, Curry, TD Garden

Nets general manager Sean Marks is hopeful that the team will be able to extend Brooklyn’s new Big Three of forward Kevin Durant and guards James Harden and Kyrie Irving, per Brian Lewis of the New York Post. The three stars, all of whom can become free agents in 2022, will not be eligible to ink contract extensions until the new league year commences in August.

“We’re definitely committed to these guys,” Marks said in a local radio interview on WFAN. “We’ll continue to build with this group, and we’ll just see where it goes. But hopefully it’s a lot longer than a year-and-a-half.”

There’s more out of the Atlantic Division:

  • Though Celtics All-Star small forward Jayson Tatum remains closer to an on-court return for Boston, he will remain unavailable for at least Friday’s tilt with the Sixers, Tim Bontemps of ESPN tweets. Tatum has not played for Boston since the team’s 116-107 win over the Wizards on January 8.
  • Sixers starting shooting guard Seth Curry has seen his health status upgraded to probable ahead of Philadelphia’s Friday game against the Celtics, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Curry has not played since injuring his right ankle in a 122-109 January 6 defeat to the Nets. Since then, he tested positive for COVID-19, but has since cleared league protocols and now is working on his conditioning ahead of a return.
  • The Celtics have inked a 15-year extension on their current lease with their home arena, TD Garden, per Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe. The contract will keep Boston home games located at TD Garden through the 2035/36 season.
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9 thoughts on “Atlantic Notes: Nets Big Three, Tatum, Curry, TD Garden

  1. buttholesurfer69

    Not to be snarky here but does the NY Post really think it’s newsworthy that the Nets are going to try and extend their 3 all stars?

    They don’t have an unswappable 1st rd pick until 2050

    • jimmyduz0523

      yes, in NY, yes. that’s why the NY Post had it and not an news outlet from Florida Texas LA…

      • That would be a real headline to makes nets fans heads spin “nets trying to remain competitive indefinitely, apparently many nba teams will also try to win basketball games”

        • KnickerbockerAl

          Not a fan of Post. In NY they are competing with Knicks. So they will milk this till. I know they will try and keep this. They gave up too much to get here. To me all three of them need attention. Kyrie and KD trying to get out of Bron shadow. Harden trying to not be next Barkley. NY is the biggest platform for them to exorcize these demons. I don’t wish failure on anyone. Considering their window is 3-4 yrs. And their diva status. Biggest hurdle to me. Is the East is strong. Bucks. Celtics, Sixers, Heat are all going to be there breaking that window. And other teams are coming too. The west is also strong. NBA is deeper today than when you had Bron in Miami. And that big three went 2-2 in Finals with a weak East. just saying

  2. brownscavsr4me

    I’m curious about the Nets roster. Don’t they have to sign someone pretty for league roster rules? Why are they waiting, or are they just going to convert Perry’s and Chiozza’s deals from two-ways to regular contracts?

    • brownscavsr4me

      Pretty soon*** lol, although signing someone pretty should be a priority too

  3. KnickerbockerAl

    Almost 20 gms in, 1/4 of a season. Thibs leading candidate for coach of the year. Team D is a big thing. Nice to be able to look forward. Been awhile
    RJ still not shooting consistently. His FT% is good.
    He could be an all star if he improves his shooting.
    Against Warriors – 37 mins, 28 pts, 2 reb, 5 ast.
    .558% FG, .667 % 3ptFG, 6-8 FT .75%. Plays D
    Second yr in with 72 total gms. Coming along nicely

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