Nets on the Net: 9/9/09 Beatles Day Edition

Some more round-up of the new Barclays Arena renderings courtesy of the Daily News, the New York Times, the New York Post, the Brooklyn Paper and Crain’s New York.

Curbed NY sits down with the architects and Bruce Ratner and comes up with 12 Notable Things about the new arena design. Said SHoP Architects Gregg Pasquarelli: “The building will change from day to night. Literally, the skin is responding to the program inside. It becomes more transparent when it needs to be, with lightness and form embedded in it. The skin [of the building] sits several feet away from the weather enclosure of the stadium. At night, when lit from inside, it will glow.”

The New York Times architecture critic weighs in.

In advance of his trip to London for the Adidas 5 NBA United Tour, Basketball 24/7 talked with Brook Lopez where Brook confirms he’s not “your average NBA player.” He also repeats his prediction that the Nets are potentially playoff-bound this year.

Speaking of Brook, Dime Magazine pegs him as being one of five new players that will average 10+ rebounds this season.

The Orlando Sentinel is running a reader poll regarding whether or not the Nets practice jersey sponsorship deal is a good thing for the NBA.