Often times head coach Scott Brooks, team president Ernie Grunfeld and even Porter himself would refer to each other as one when discussing the future beyond the 2016-17 season. The Nets made him a max offer sheet that the Wizards matched.
The Nets' newest acquisition SF DeMarre Carroll calls his move to Brooklyn a "reunion" as he reunites with head coach Kenny Atkinson. In his first interview with the media, Carroll expressed his excitement to join the Nets relating the move to a kid coming home to his family after being away at college. "Yeah man, it's a reunion," Carroll told The Post's Brian Lewis. "It's basically like going off to college and coming back to your family. I feel like it's my family. This is where I belong, and where I'm comfortable at." Carroll's relationship with Atkinson blossomed in Atlanta where Atkinson served as the Hawks' lead assistant. Carroll put up his best numbers with the Hawks in two seasons,
Magic Johnson told reporters Tuesday that "like five teams" called the Lakers about D'Angelo Russell before he agreed to deal the 21-year-old to Brooklyn two days before the Draft. As Ohm Youngmisuk reported, Johnson said the Nets offered the best deal and he had no regrets about the move once it was done... Magic Johnson was asked if it was hard to move on after trading D'Angelo Russell. "I am not one of them dudes," the Lakers president of basketball operations replied. "When I say bye, that's it. I keep moving. I can't get caught in emotions and all that. That is not who I am. We moved and we kept moving. After that trade we went on to the next thing." Johnson added, "Like five teams called