Notes & Quotes From Nets Training Camp

The Brook Shake: Brook talked a little about his experience with Hakeem Olajuwon this offseason, saying that they started with his favorite move and worked into adding counters and improving his footwork. When asked his favorite move, Brook replied: “I’m not telling you.” He said he’s working on the Dream Shake, but it’s not ready to use yet — though he might try it out in preseason.

Stop moving, Morrow: Lopez also mentioned one point in practice when Morrow believed he went out of Deron’s field of vision, slid down on his spot-up to accomodate, and Deron fired a pass to where Morrow was, then telling Morrow “wherever you are on the court, I can see you. Don’t move once you’re ready, I’ll get you the ball.”

Avery on the offensive: Coach Avery Johnson made a point to say that the offense would see a transformation this year, with many more pick-and-rolls with Deron Williams and the bigs. Johnson also hopes to use Deron off cuts and flare screens off the ball more as well.

Williams, Williams, Williams, Williams: Deron Williams spoke highly of Shawne Williams and Andrei Kirilenko, noting that Extra E is a good shooter and he “likes working around shooters,” and that few people “fill a stat sheet better” than Kirilenko. Jordan Williams is still out of drills for four to five days with dehydration. Shelden Williams is picking up the offense quickly, according to Brook Lopez.

King me: According to BK, the Nets are “working on” taking care of the power forward position, whether it be a free agent signing or trade. “It takes time, we’re not going to rush it,” King said, also noting that he was “very surprised” at the money some free agents commanded. As for Kirilenko, BK likes him, but nothing is official yet.

Core three: When talking about the core, King repeatedly referred to Deron (“arguably the best point guard in the league”), Brook (“a top-5 center in the league”), and Morrow (“one of the best shooters in the league”).

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