Nets Summer League Mini-Camp: July 5

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.—Friday at the PNY Center, the Brooklyn Nets returned to practice after an off day to celebrate July 4th. Coach Jason Kidd said he was settling in after completing his third session, following a pair of workouts on Wednesday.

"The nerves are gone," Kidd said. "It’s about putting guys in a position to be successful, make or miss. You can’t live on one shot. We’re gonna hang our hat on the defensive end. And it’s been a great learning experience. Summer school has officially started."

Kidd is expecting second-year point guard Tyshawn Taylor to lead the team's entry in the 2013 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League, which opens Sunday at 5 p.m.with a game against Detroit. Taylor is hoping to show he's evolved into the true point guard the team seeks as its primary backup for starter Deron Williams.

"Being around the team that I was around all year and watching the great basketball all year, being behind Deron and C.J. (Watson), I think it helped me experience-wise," Taylor said. "But I think the best experience is just getting out there and learning it, so I'm still learning."

Visit the Mini-Camp Photo Gallery for more from Friday's session.


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