Nets Starting Five 10/12/13

Updated: October 12, 2013


[box] ESPN – AK no LeBron but can be 5-category player

Kidd wasn’t putting Kirilenko in the same class as the league’s best player but rather talking about players who can hit that many categories.

“I’m not LeBron James,” Kirilenko said. “But this is the style of game that I am usually playing. I try to be on both ends of the court, be available for the team. A couple of games you can have points, rebounds, assists, it just depends on what the other team lets you do.”[/box]

[box]NYPOST– Shaun Livingston thrilled to be with Nets

“Shaun is a guy who, coming into the league, was very athletic, and had a very high basketball IQ,” Kidd said. “And I think the injury just heightened that IQ. He knows how to play the game. … In the Washington game he ran the show, but he’s been doing that all of training camp. He’s stable … you don’t have to worry about turnovers, and he understands how to run a team.”

And after seven years of waiting to return to the playoffs following his lone trip with the Clippers in 2006, the opportunity to be a contributor on a playoff-caliber team again is just icing on the cake.[/box]

[box]NEWSDAY – Communication fits just right with Jason Kidd’s Nets

“It all starts with communicating,” Kidd said. “I think the guys, you can see, are communicating on the floor. And off the floor, this is a family situation in the sense of cheering for one another.

“When you are on the floor, there’s no better feeling than when your teammates are into the game on the bench and are cheering for you, and vice versa. When you come out of the game, you are cheering for those guys that are on the floor.”[/box]

[box]NY DAILYNEWS Nets’ Jason Terry not worried about missing preseason games

“I average about two games a preseason anyways,” Terry said Friday. “If I was healthy, it would be about two games.”

“It felt great to be out there again (Friday in practice). It is one thing to be on the side, ‘Rah, rah, rah.’ Now you are there in the heat, in the fire, and it definitely felt good,” Terry said. “It responded well. Now it is about the buildup. I went an hour and 30 (minutes) today, next practice hopefully it will be two hours. Once I get to that pace, a live scrimmage, then hopefully that will get me into game action.”[/box]

[box]YAHOO Why Deron Williams Will Have a Huge Year for the Brooklyn Nets in 2013-14

The situation in Brooklyn seems like one of those where a group of aging stars could turn into something bigger and better than they could be on their own, because no one will have to shoulder the whole load. Garnett can focus on defense, rebounding and being his usual jolly self when chatting with opposing frontcourt players.

Pierce can be the dagger man, the guy who Williams can set up for those clutch baskets late in games. Johnson should be more efficient because suddenly there will be another perimeter threat on the wing in Pierce, as opposed to Wallace, who almost didn’t have to be guarded in 2012-13.[/box]


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