Say hello to your morning shootaround. I tempered news yesterday since America had some other stuff going on. Now that that's over, back to the important things.
- First and foremost: somehow we let it slip through the cracks that Andray Blatche ran out of gas on his first trip home after a Brooklyn Nets game. Final cost? $220.
- Brooklyn Nets overseas Eurostash Bojan Bogdanovic dropped 18 points on 7-11 shooting (4-6 from deep) in Fenerbahce's 83-74 win over Besiktas, former Deron Williams Turkish squad.
- Reggie Evans & Quincy Acy, two peas in a pod: “He act just like him, talk like him. They both wear their ugly-ass Gucci bookbag. They act just alike, man.”
- Howard Beck breaks down the importance of Gerald Wallace: "Wallace is the Nets’ hustle, their strength, their grit and their versatility. He can guard three positions and anchor a small lineup. When the time comes, he will check LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Paul Pierce. He is the best hope the Nets have of becoming a respectable defensive team. If Deron Williams is the Nets’ most indispensable player, Wallace is a close second."
- Deron Williams was interviewed in this month's Golf Magazine. See who he calls the best GM in the NBA.
- Toronto Raptors guard Alan Anderson on Barclays Center: "It's first class all the way. Even the visiting locker rooms are like home locker rooms. They did a great job with the place, and it's in a perfect location for the city."