Cam Johnson thinks Nets have the core to start out successful
Cameron Johnson is aware of what’s required for the Nets to get the place they wish to go.
And regardless of the crew’s slide since he arrived in Brooklyn, Johnson is adamant the Nets can obtain feats just like these the Suns completed when he was with them.
The 27-year-old ahead was acquired by the Nets from Phoenix, together with Mikal Bridges and 4 first-round picks, final month within the blockbuster Kevin Durant commerce.
Johnson was a part of two playoff runs the previous two seasons with the Suns, who reached the NBA Finals after which the Western Convention semifinals.
“Clearly, combining a pair gamers, there’s some issues we’ve got to iron out,” Johnson mentioned Wednesday. “However I believe the core of what we’ve got, and what we’re attempting to do, I believe it’s fairly particular. We’ve acquired guys that compete, guys that play exhausting and also you’re gonna begin seeing us construct this factor collectively.”
The Nets introduced a brand new partnership with New York Metropolis Public Colleges on Wednesday to develop their community-based basketball clinics. As a part of the trouble, the Nets and the WNBA’s Liberty will present basketball clinics free-of-charge to public elementary and center colleges in Brooklyn.
Johnson, together with head coach Jacque Vaughn and CEO Sam Zussman, made the journey Wednesday to P.S. 001 The Bergen in Sundown Park, simply down the block from the crew’s follow facility, to kick off this system.
“It’s enormous, as a result of it’s a mirrored image of doing all your half in the neighborhood,” Vaughn informed The Publish. “I’ve actually tried to dive into being a resident of Brooklyn and there’s no higher method than to carry the sport of basketball, have a relationship with the Division of Training and hopefully quite a lot of youngsters get uncovered to this stunning recreation.”
Celtics star Jaylen Brown, who was teammates with Kyrie Irving in Boston and is the vice chairman of the gamers’ union, was vital of the Nets once they suspended Irving for tweeting a hyperlink to an anti-Semitic movie in November.
Brown doubled down on his sentiment in an interview with The Ringer on Tuesday.
“I really feel like what the Brooklyn Nets did … it was inappropriate,” Brown mentioned. “I believe it was like a public ransom observe virtually, in a way, the place he had an inventory of calls for he needed to do to return to the sport. It was a violation of our CBA. It’s a violation of our settlement and type of acquired appeared over prefer it was nothing.”