Most prognosticators have the Brooklyn Nets being one of the worst teams in the NBA next season.
They should win a few more this season compared to the disaster of a season ago. With a good young player that hopefully stays healthy in Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, the addition of Jeremy Lin to run the point, plus they still have Brook Lopez in the middle, this season’s Nets should be more competitive. Without question, they will be more entertaining. But wins are going to be hard to come by; likely they win in the mid-20s.
“I think we can,’’ Bogdanovic told the Post. “They can write what they want. … But we’re going to work hard to give it our best. When we get in a game, we have a chance to beat anybody. It’s going to be tough, but if we play like we practice, we have a chance.”
I like that Bogdanovic has this attitude — players should always aim for and expect the best.
“And I said, ‘The only reason you got that little, $5 million a year is for running around after me.’ And the man looked at me and said what I would have said: ‘Thank you!’ And we’ve been (close) like this ever since.”
The Milwaukee Bucks already have 15 players under guaranteed contract, anyone they add to their training camp roster is a long shot to make the team. That said, the Bucks could use a little more depth on the wing.
Henry was the No. 12 pick in the 2010 draft and had a world of athleticism but never really harnessed it into a dangerous weapon on the court. He started to show flashes with Mike D’Antoni’s Lakers, but a couple of knee injuries then a torn Achilles ended up being major setbacks.
Henry went to the Warriors camp last season then played nine games for Santa Clara in the D-League, where he averaged 15.6 points a game with a very efficient PER of 21.4. If he can show in camp that he is close to back to his Lakers form, he may be able to pique the interest of some NBA teams. Including the Bucks.
Former NBA player Samuel Dalembert charged with battery
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Former NBA player Samuel Dalembert is facing battery charges after authorities say he hit his girlfriend and her cousin.
A Boca Raton police report says police responded to Dalembert’s home Sunday evening after a 911 hang-up. The woman and her cousin initially told officers nothing was wrong but eventually said the 7-foot, 270-pound Dalembert became upset after finding out that his girlfriend was leaving for Orlando with their two children.
The cousin told police Dalembert pushed the girlfriend down and then choked the cousin when he tried to intervene. Dalembert was arrested on two counts of battery and released from jail.
Dalembert played with the Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks during a 13-year NBA career.
Mariah Carey sings “Touch My Body” to Bulls’ Robin Lopez in Las Vegas
New Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez was in Las Vegas at the Mariah Carey show when she brought him on stage, sat him down on a lounge and serenaded him, all filmed and posted online by Lopez’s girlfriend.