Amare Stoudemire continues to sing the praises of the Nets with free agency looming: “I think this franchise is definitely going to turn things around here soon. New ownership is coming in. They’re looking to move to Brooklyn. All that is a factor,” Stoudemire said. “All those high draft picks, all that can help the situation. With that being said, it’s just a matter of waiting to see how it plays out.
Al Iannazzone is on the record in saying that Stoudemire should be the Nets target this summer: They have been looking for someone to replace Kenyon Martin since he left in 2004. That man may have been standing on their court last night. Again, imagine Lopez and Stoudemire on the same front line.
Ric Bucher meanwhile, in a video on ESPN, believes the Nets will make a strong opening bid for David Lee this summer.
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo on coaching for the Nets next year: “I don’t think so.”
John Schuhmann of NBA.com looks at where the Nets go from here, now that they have 10 wins.
George Kimball of the Irish Times talks Mikhail Prokhorov.