P.J. Carlesimo told Ryan Ruocco and Stephen A. Smith about the front court rotation, but didn't add much to the conversation that's been out there the last two days. He told the ESPN duo about the need to give Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks and even Jerry Stackhouse more time in the stretch before the playoffs, as he did in practice Thursday. And he spoke glowingly about his point guard's great run as well as his improving demeanor, Not much new there, either

But the interim coach also spoke about the Nets future, using "we" and "us" freely, particularly about how the Nets' surge and his stars' play bodes well for the team's ability to attract top players to Brooklyn for championship runs.

Talking about the Nets "Big Three" of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez, Carlesimo said they are a "big plus in us attracting whoever it may be, in a trade, a free agent signing, whatever it is, whatever Billy King and Mikhail Prokhorov figure out, the direction we're going to go, I think these guys know they're part of the reason and ... they accept it and they embrace it."