Nets preseason, New York’s Marquee team, Robert Parish’s advice to Paul Pierce, and more: Morning Shootaround

Joe Johnson, J.R. Smith
Who's the marquee team in New York? (AP)

Joe Johnson, J.R. Smith
Who’s the marquee team in New York? (AP)

Looking at Brooklyn Nets news and notes from around the web:

  • The Nets officially released their preseason schedule a couple of weeks ago, but I hadn’t seen it until this morning. One team they’ll play twice is none other than the Boston Celtics: once home, once away. My guess? Don’t expect Pierce or Kevin Garnett to make the trek up to Boston for a preseason game. That’s a moment they’ll save for the regular season.

  • If there’s anyone who knows what Paul Pierce feels like right now, it’s former Celtics great Robert Parish, who spent a full 14 seasons with the Boston club before ending his career with Charlotte and Chicago for three seasons. What Parish thinks? It’s going to be “awkward.”

  • J.R. Smith: The Knicks are still the marquee team in New York.

  • NBA Deputy Commissioner/soon-to-be Commissioner Adam Silver seems upset that the NBA has a system that allows Mikhail Prokhorov to pay $87 million more than he has to. Uh-huh.

  • Remember when Mikhail Prokhorov said he didn’t own a cell phone? Now Prokhorov’s company Onexim is in talks to buy a majority share of Russian mobile phone retailer Svyaznoy. Brooklyn really does change people.

  • It’s been less than a month and Celtics fans are already wondering if they should #TradeMarShon.

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