Nets Notes: All-Stars, Perry, Griffin, 10-Days

Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden have become regulars at the All-Star Game, but it’s still an important event for all three of them, writes Brian Lewis of The New York Post. The Nets‘ trio, which has combined for 27 All-Star appearances, will technically be teammates Sunday on Team Durant, although Durant won’t be in Atlanta because of a strained left hamstring.

“For the All-Star Game, that’s always a blessing,” Harden said. “That means you’re doing something right. That means you’re playing extremely well up to that point. You never want to take opportunities like that for granted. So I’m blessed. I’m fortunate to be a part of my ninth All-Star Game.”

There’s more from Brooklyn:

  • Brooklyn has recalled Reggie Perry from the G League, Lewis adds in the same story. The rookie power forward averaged 18.1 points, 8.9 rebounds and shot 52.1% from the field in 15 games for Long Island. He appeared in 14 games for Brooklyn before being sent to the G League bubble.
  • The Nets are rumored to be the favorites to sign Blake Griffin, who agreed to a buyout with the Pistons this week, and Dan Devine of The Ringer believes he would be a good fit in Brooklyn. With Durant recovering slowly from his hamstring issue and Jeff Green dealing with an injured shoulder, the Nets need could use help in the frontcourt. Griffin could provide valuable minutes at power forward and may even split time with Green as a backup center. Devine believes Griffin might be rejuvenated by being surrounded with so much talent, and his play-making skills could make Brooklyn’s offense even more dangerous.
  • The Nets are letting their three 10-day contracts expire during the All-Star break, according to a NetsDaily story. Tyler Cook‘s deal ended today, while contracts for Andre Roberson and Iman Shumpert will expire Sunday. A league source told NetsDaily there’s no urgency to sign any of them to a second 10-day deal because Brooklyn doesn’t play again until Thursday.
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14 thoughts on “Nets Notes: All-Stars, Perry, Griffin, 10-Days

  1. Al Hirschen

    Everybody wants to play for the Brooklyn Nets.Blake Griffin welcome to Brooklyn

    • "Stons" Fan

      Love how everyone in Brooklyn is so gased up. Will just make it more amusing when they get bounced in the playoffs. NO DEFENSE, NO CHAMPIONSHIP!

      • WallyWood

        They do match up well against teams that can’t keep up with them offensively averaging over 120 PPG. But someone like Milwaukee can keep up with the Nets’ ability to score, and maybe the Sixers too.

  2. KnickerbockerAl

    Haven seen him play in a long time. I’m sure he would sign with a contender, makes sense. If he can give solid 15 mins. He can help.

    • mlbnyyfan

      I have never considered Jeff Green to be a PF or Center. At this stage of Blake’s career can he still play defense that’s what the Nets really need. I thought they would be waiting for Drummond to be bought out. I wonder if someone like Tyson Chandler would help them for 15-20 minutes a game.

      • WallyWood

        Griffin has never been a good defender, that’s why he won’t move the needle much in Brooklyn. They’re probably better off with Jeff Green backing up at PF/C where he has been quite effective.

        Chandler has nothing left in the tank, that’s why no one signed him.

  3. KnickerbockerAl

    Nets will explore all options at TD, as they should. Defense is where they need help. So it’s what they have to do. I’d Drummond gets bought out. His reb and depth makes them better. Plus I believe Nets can offer most money. Nets have real shot at title. They will load up for playoffs. It’s the smart move. I would love to get Dinwiddie somehow. Still holding out hope.

    • BO don't know Ball

      Drummond is a fine rebounding, vet minimum player until he meets a team that can score on him everytime at-will. Drummond is a 14-15 man off the bench. No need to wish for his buyout, its certain. Horford? Chicago? Only a handful of teams might want to clear a cap sheet for the following season, but I don’t see them making a trade because Drummond is nearly out of league, just like Dedmon and for similar reasons. Sign Dedmon to a 10-day to see what Drummond would look like. Lack of perimeter defense for a defensive NYK squad hanging their hat on defense is not gonna be pretty. Thibodeau, Rose, Perry would have already pulled this off if they thought it was a help. I thought Whiteside would be out of the league this season and I think he is a better player for today’s NBA than Drummond is currently.

      • KnickerbockerAl

        No 14 or 15 guy has ever avg.
        13.5 reb, 17.5 pts in 29 mins a gm.
        We get it, you don’t like him.

  4. TheFauxPasofCompentency

    The nets adhere to the mr miyagi philosophy…the best defense, no be there.

  5. If these writers watched any Pistons games this year, theyd realize Griffin cant play anymore. He hovers around the 3pt line, never posts up down low anymore and doesnt play defense. Its hard to watch bc Im a big fan. Hes still hurt.

    • jump shot

      Playing rec ball, sounds like. That’s too bad.
      Looking forward to seeing if he’s really that bad now.

  6. Corporal Foxtrot

    Nets can choose to trade for Whiteside or Richaun Holmes. Dedmon is still available to be signed out right. However the nets want another popular player, this is where Griffin comes in.

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