According to head coach Kenny Atkinson, the Nets' first few days of training camp practice have been highly competitive, but it's a "healthy" competition.
"I think the spirit of the group is really good," Atkinson said. "Sometimes competitive can go over the line where it affects chemistry. I think our competitiveness is in the right spirit. I think we have good guys even with the new guys meshing. I think it's a healthy competition. There are definitely some battles going on, but in the right sense and the right spirit."
Meanwhile, guard Joe Harris explained that the Nets' defense is slightly ahead of the offense at this point, but that's not surprising for the early days of camp.
"Whenever you start training camp, the defense is always ahead of the offense," said Harris. "Guys are excited, everybody's out competing, playing hard, so you have a tendency to be a little bit sloppy, rush through things a little bit, but that's what training camp's for, for everybody to find their rhythm, get the confidence of playing together offensively, and today was a lot better."