Here’s some Nets news & notes from around the ‘net:
- The ACC and Barclays Center are finalizing a deal that would make Barclays the host for the ACC Tournament through 2017. According to one anonymous ACC official: “I don’t think [the Barclays Center] is a warm up act. It’s a hell of a facility.”
- We’re not the only people to notice Shaun Livingston’s enormous impact on the Nets defense: John Schuhmann takes a look at it for NBA.com.
- There’s a good chance Kevin Garnett will miss his eighth straight game tomorrow as he fights back spasms. He isn’t expected to make the trip to Washington, D.C. It’s a troubling development after Garnett had such a good two-month stretch to open 2014.
- The Nets D-League affiliate Springfield Armor will lose Darius Johnson-Odom, who’s been their top scorer since joining the team. Odom will sign a ten-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.
- Larry Bird: “You would always like to see Paul (Pierce) finish up (in Boston), and maybe he will. But it’s tough. These decisions today are more scrutinized than they ever were. But you just hate to see a guy spend his whole career there and win a championship and then see him have to leave. But Danny knows what he’s doing. And maybe Paul can circle back around and finish up there.”