Around the Nets Wednesday: Rise & Grind The Rumor Mill by Devin Kharpertian May 9, 2012 +On the Brooklyn Nets‘ radar in free agency: Jamal Crawford, who, you may remember, was briefly involved in rumors bringing him to the Nets at the trade deadline. Here are my thoughts. So, uh, Popeye Jones‘s kid is really, really good at hockey. Dallas Mavericks players are bending over backwards trying to open the door for Deron Williams. ….And so are the beat writers. Want to root for the Nets, but live on Long Island? Have no fear! NetsDaily reports that Adam Morrison and Al Thornton will be among free agents attending the Nets’ free agent camp later this month. Time to stoke this fire again: The Magic say that Dwight Howard must sign an extension or “decisions will be made.” It’s at least official now: the Nets led the NBA in games missed due to injury.