The NFL season officially ended on Sunday evening and has been over for the two local teams for more than a month.
The sight of one of New York's greatest elite athletes running with a football in hand had to be a welcome sight for the Nets' fan base.
Kevin Durant ran diagonal sprints along the entire length of the gym in the Nets practice area with a soccer ball in his hand on Tuesday.
Durant, who was still not supposed to play this season after Achilles surgery in the off-season, seemed to be moving well, at least in the situation described by coach Kenny Atkinson, football over the gym to one of his coaches.
Atkinson added that there was "no update" for Kyrie Irving, who should miss at least a week with sprained knees against Washington on Saturday.
Spencer Dinwiddie is looking forward to playing against his compatriot Alec Burks from Colorado on Wednesday night when the Nets take on Golden State.
Asked by a reporter if he's the best school ever, Dinwiddie scoffed and replied, "No, no, Chauncey (Billups), come on. This is big shot. This is the house that "Big Shot" built. He's like Colorado's Colorado legend, all nine. I'm not going against the legend, but right now I see myself as that guy. "
Gunsman Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot's second 10-day contract expired on Tuesday, the day after he scored 13 points against Phoenix in 25 minutes. The networks have to decide whether to contract him for the rest of the season.
"You're talking about it," said Atkinson. "Nothing has been decided yet, but obviously he played well for us on both sides of the ball."
According to a report on the Ringer website, The Nets declined an offer from Clint Capela of Houston for a package with Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince.