It might be over a month until training camp begins but that hasn’t stopped Deron Williams from getting several of his teammates together in Los Angeles this week to begin preparing for the upcoming season.
For Jason Kidd the fact that most of his team – including starters Williams Joe Johnson Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett – already is putting in extra work to get ready is music to the first year head coach’s ears.

“Yeah for sure” Kidd said after playing in The Barclays Pro-Am at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City Wednesday. “To be able to start gelling and getting to know each other [is good] because it is kind of a different team.

“For the young guys Mason [Plumlee] and [Tyshawn Taylor] to be out there [Garnett] and Paul and Joe it just shows that these guys are going in the right direction and being very professional. I know during the summer time they could do something else but to come together for a couple days shows that they’re trying to get ready and they want to win.”