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Hollins: Nets defense capable of Grizzlies-level ferocity

Hollins: Nets defense capable of Grizzlies-level ferocity

During his four-plus years in Memphis, new Nets coach Lionel Hollins took the Grizzlies and molded them into one of the league’s elite defensive units, as Memphis finished in the...

Notebook: Hollins' practices no cakewalk

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Brooklyn Nets didn’t practice much under Jason Kidd last season. Nets swingman Joe Johnson confirmed as much on media day Monday. “We practiced, but, you know, not really,” Johnson said with a laugh. Asked about Johnson’s comment in Milwaukee, Kidd told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on Wednesday, “We couldn’t. We were hurt. That’s just part of the game. What Joe said wasn’t a shock.

Bogdanovic adjusting to new team, country

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brooklyn Nets swingman Bojan Bogdanovic is going through a difficult transition period. “It’s a completely different life,” the 25-year-old rookie said of living in the United States. “It’s a completely different country. I’ve had to adjust to many things.” On the court, Bogdanovic is appreciative of the veterans who are helping him become acclimated with the NBA game. “They’ve been helping me because everything is new for me,” Bogdanovic, who has been nicknamed Bogie by his teammates, said.

Training camp report: Finding an identity

EAST RUTHERFORD — Last season, when the players were asked to diagnose their disastrous 10-21 start, there was one common thread. “We don’t really have an identity,” Joe Johnson said on Dec. 5, 2013. “I don’t think we have an …

Training camp report: This is no ‘cakewalk’

EAST RUTHERFORD — The Nets have reached the stage of training camp when things can get a little stale. Five days in, these guys are getting sick of competing against one another. And the work they are doing is difficult, …