Around the ‘Nets: Joe Johnson leads “It’s Not Bad Here” chant

Here’s the latest Nets news and notes from around the ‘nets:

  • First things first, this is fantastic: the Brooklyn Brigade chanted “It’s Not Bad Here!” at the Nets open practice… with Joe Johnson as their conductor.

    Hey, it’s not that bad here.

  • NetsDaily’s report from open practice noted that Brook Lopez has found his Halloween costume: Chewbacca. Remember, Lopez wants to be a Wookiee in an upcoming Star Wars film. He is not messing around with this. At least they’re the same height.

  • Among the accused in Louisville’s sex scandal is former Nets guard Terrence Williams, who emphatically denies Katina Powell’s allegation that he paid $500 for sex with two women with, um, strong words: “To Louisville I am f–king Elvis Presley. So why would I pay anybody for anything? Motherf–kers pay me for pictures and handshakes. And that’s not being cocky, ’cause I don’t play around with my blessing. I’m very honored to be in that position in Louisville. Louisville is the greatest city, the fans are great, Rick Pitino is great. … he don’t need to buy any kid p—y to get him to commit to the University of Louisville. It’s a privilege to play there.”

  • Five Nets showed up to Friday’s inaugural New York Islanders game at Barclays Center… and were booed.

  • More former Nets news: Jerome Jordan, last year’s third-string center, has landed a “make-good” contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, who need depth at C after injuries to Omer Asik and Alexis Ajinca.

  • The Nets have 14 players on guaranteed or partially guaranteed deals, leaving one roster spot open. With only two point guards on the roster, the last spot may go to Donald Sloan.