Nets on the Net: 9/15/09 Edition

Posted on: September 15th, 2009 by Mark Ginocchio Comments

Rory from Slippery When Nets talks bobbleheads. I was nearly blinded by a sea of white when it came time for the photo of the Keith Van Horn figure, and the headless Stephon Marbury bobblehead should be marketed to Knicks fans.

Liked those renderings of the new Barclays arena? Well, expect them to change a few more times, according to the Brooklyn Paper. The architecture team behind the Atlantic Yards designs gave a presentation to the public Monday night in Brooklyn, and presenters said the current rendering would likely be redrafted to make room for the development’s towers.

The Hoop Doctors have their preseason Rookie of the Year rankings up with Terrence Williams ranked #4. The report says “Williams has a chance to come in and produce right away.”

John Hollinger and Ric Bucher have a report up on the Nets for ESPN Insider members. The report says expect Chris Douglas-Roberts to play more of a role as a sixth man scoring option while Devin Harris’ player efficiency rating (PER) will likely trend down from last year as more defenses target him after the departure of Vince Carter.

A familiar theme for preseason predictions, the Orland Sentinel praises the young talent of the Nets but still pegs them to finish 29th overall in the league.

It's been 12 years since Tony Battie majored in communications at Texas Tech, but now thanks to an NBA Players Association program, the newly acquired F/C is refining his skills, according to Ben Couch.