NetLinks: Starring Andrei Kirilenko’s happy face

Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce (AP)
Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce (AP)

Thank you for your continued support of The Brooklyn Game. Here’s some Nets news and notes from around the ‘net:

  • Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce, who has come off the bench for the last three games, will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Here’s why I said Pierce off the bench is a good idea.
  • The NBA looks once again at Shaun Livingston’s tenuous journey through the NBA.
  • Reed Wallach at NetsDaily looks at how the Nets have used Brook Lopez in the pick-and-roll, positing how the Nets could and should use him even more.
  • Look at Andrei Kirilenko’s happy face. That’s the face of a guy that missed playing basketball.

    More context: fighting back spasms, Kirilenko was able to start conditioning work this past weekend.
  • Want to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers? They’re headlining a CBS Radio concert at Barclays Center on February 1st, 2014. Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 20 at 10:00AM on Ticketmaster and Barclays Center’s official website.
  • Barclays Center is making a lot of money, but still well below expectations, and cuts are expected.
  • Forest City Ratner will sell their stake in Atlantic Yards to Greenland. No, not the country.