Around the Nets Monday: D-Will’s B-Day, Teletovic a Net? Dwight Not A Rocket?

Your morning swirl of Brooklyn Nets news:
  • Happy 28th birthday, Deron Williams! I hope you celebrate with golf, family, time away from media, and a five-year contract next week.

  • According to Encestando, the Brooklyn Nets reportedly have a multi-year deal in place for European power forward Mirza Teletovic. (h/t NetsDaily for the find.) No American outlet has confirmed the report, and if you remember, Andrei Kirilenko once had a similar agreement.

  • Still, for more info on Teletovic, a reminder to check out Sam Meyerkopf’s sweet breakdown.
  • Even if the Houston Rockets acquire Dwight Howard via trade, there’s no way he’ll stay with them, according to a source cited by David Aldridge.

  • Here’s something cool: Brooklyn Nets coach Avery Johnson was honored as a Pioneer this past week at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in New Orleans.

  • Here’s something else cool: MarShon Brooks is hosting a Father/Son basketball camp (or Mother/Son, or Mentor/Son, etc.) from August 30th to September 3rd.

  • Very important factor for Steve Nash in free agency: C.R.E.A.M.
  • More Russian involvement in the Barclays Center: NHL, meet KHL. My favorite quote: The Barclays Center easily surpasses the New York Rangers’ home at Madison Square Garden as a hockey venue, Shalaev said. “There’s nothing good about the Madison. Anyone who’s been there understands that arena is no longer suited to modern hockey,” he said.