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21-61, 4th in Atlantic

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lastly, Kevin Garnett to me in 2014 on working with younger players and what he believes today's game is lacking: "The fact that I was able to help guys progress, I've helped guys become men. I've helped guys communicate and taught them how to communicate to others [who] didn't necessarily understand [them]. I think our game is lacking a bit of that. We seek approval from each other by being friends and guys work out together. If that's the times, that's the times. But true competition comes in, ‘There's a winner, and there's a loser.' And I don't know anybody who wants to be a loser, who's calling themselves a wimp…I'm not saying you've got to hate a guy, but if you do, I understand when you're between the lines. And 'hate' is a very strong word, so I would use the word 'dislike.' I get it. To me, that's alpha. That's leadership. A leader is going to show more in his actions versus his words."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

More from Kevin Garnett to me in 2014 on his philosophy and what he wanted to instill in his teammates: "I'll be honest, I'm old school, man. We're out here to beat these guys. We're not out here to be their friends. We're not out here to make any friends. Ain't no friends out here. I've played against two of my best friends in the world in that being Chauncey Billups and Tyron Lue. It don't get no more closer than that. And I'm out here trying to bust they a-- like they trying to bust mine. So coming in, we instill something, whether it's the coach [or me] and that's to compete and be the best. And being the best, that means you wasn't going to be liked by everybody and you wasn't going to be friends with everybody…If ain't nobody feeling that, then you know what? Be yourself. But this is how we're going to win…We didn't make any friends. You can be his friend after we're done…"

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Garnett to me in 2014 on his philosophy: "My makeup is to be competitive and to win. If you're not stepping on, then you're the one being stepped on…I'm an alpha. I'm an alpha, man. I like to think that the game is to be dominated. There wasn't any room for anything else. I'm playing with young guys who are super younger than me and more athletic, faster, however, whatever. But I have to set an alpha-ness about the whole thing and instill leadership and all these other things. Like I said earlier, sometimes you would buck and you'd butt heads. But the younger generation, I think they look for a lot more approval from their peers and satisfaction and the comments that people make and [from] articles. Look here, man, if you work on your game and you get better, then you're going to be better, which hopefully means that you're going to play better and have confidence to do things better. And when you're better, all things change people's perception. When it comes to being a better person and how you treat people, that's on you. But when it comes to the game, you don't need to get anybody's approval. You just need to work on your game, work your ass off, stay true to your craft, perfect and try to perfect as much of the things that you do well. Try to perfect those. But the things you don't do well, work on them even more."

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Journeyman PG Jorge Gutierrez, who worked out at the Nets facility Tuesday, is also coming to training camp, putting Brooklyn at the 20-player cap for camp.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

To further clarify, Chase Budinger's one-year agreement with the Nets is essentially a training camp deal with an opportunity to make the team if he has a strong showing at camp.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Chase Budinger's agreement with the Nets will be a one-year deal.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nets have an agreement with F Chase Budinger, sources confirmed. Yahoo earlier reported the agreement with Brooklyn and the veteran wing player.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Yes, based on what Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson said Tuesday, we could be seeing some corner 3-pointers in Brook Lopez's future next season. Atkinson also mentioned coming up with the right pick-and-roll coverage schemes when it comes to the Nets 7-footer's defense.

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Nets coach Kenny Atkinson on what he expects from PG Jeremy Lin in an increased role: "Leadership. He came off the bench in Charlotte last year and did a heckuva job. But this is a little different deal. Now, you are kind of the quarterback, the Eli Manning. ... I love the Steve Clifford quote from the other day (about missing his defense). I think he can be a darn good defender with his athleticism, his competitiveness. I think he feels a little slighted that he is not considered a better defender, so we need to hold him accountable there. ... It is a heckuva challenge for him. I think he is prepared for it and I think it is the right time in his career for it."

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Nets coach Kenny Atkinson thinks PG Jeremy Lin feels "slighted" that people don't think he's a good defender but Atkinson feels Lin has the tools to be a good defender in the NBA.

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Rookie Caris LeVert (foot) is progressing but still limited, according to Nets GM Sean Marks.

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Team Stats

Points Per Game98.626th
Rebounds Per Game42.423rd
Assists Per Game22.315th
Points Allowed106.024th

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