With a handshake deal in place for a new CBA, the Nets players could start gathering this week and begin some impromptu workouts. Rookie MarShon Brooks could be the first back in New Jersey. He's due tomorrow.

"It's not a good feeling being unemployed," Brooks said. "I've been waiting for this all my life. I am so ready to go to work."

And so is Nets brass. One spot the Nets must look to solidify is power forward, where last season Kris Humphries had a breakout year.