Nets on the Net: 12/22/09 Edition

Nets on the Net: 12/22/09 Edition

A translation of a recent Mikhail Prokhorov interview regarding his ownership plans for the Nets.  Good work by Nets Daily.

A court ruling of yet another rejected lawsuit by Brooklyn opponents: “If every change were to be viewed as a new plan so as to trigger anew each mandated review process, no development plan could ever reach final approval — let alone ultimate completion,” the ruling read. “The MTA had a rational basis for continuing to use the 2005 appraisal rather than ordering a new one in 2009.”

The great Ben Couch is at practice yesterday and talks about the return of Yi Jianlian: Vandeweghe has been among Yi’s biggest supporters since trading for him two summers ago, valuing the 22-year-old’s mid-range shooting and rebounding. In three full games before being injured, Yi had averaged 11.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks. All signs point toward an on-court appearance Wednesday, none moreso than Yi banging throughout practice and then running fluidly and fast during full-court conditioning drills.

An article that talks about betting on the Nets/Wolves game Wednesday has this to say about Brook Lopez: Brook Lopez (19.5 PPG, 9.6 RPG, 20.94 PER) is a nice young piece on the inside, but he’s really just a more-skilled version of Joakim Noah or a rich man’s Robin Lopez. Double team Lopez, and you pretty much have the Nets’ offense figured out.

Video from Borough Hall in Brooklyn, where the Nets gave out toys to children: