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There is a lot of speculation about Deron Williams' weight gain and subsequent inferior play — since he reportedly aggravated an ankle injury during the the 2012 Olympics — but USA Basketball president Jerry Colangelo claims the Brooklyn Nets point guard was already out of shape before he played in the London Games. The Nets maintain that their $100 million star's sub-par season is from being worn down from continuous play over the past two years — and led to PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections in both ankles this week — but Colangelo said Williams is just out of shape. "Deron Williams, for the Olympics was not in the best of shape," Colangelo told The New York Daily News on Friday. "He was a little overweight, and I told him that at the time." Through 50 games this season, Williams has struggled with injuries to his shoulder, wrist, thigh and ankles. He will miss his first All-Star Game in three years after failing to put up the numbers he has in recent years. While a lot of people blamed the additional weight for Williams apparent lack of quickness this season, Nets general manager Billy King said the point guard was only one pound heavier than what he weighed when he was acquired in a trade with Utah in 2011. King blames Williams' physical breakdowns on the non-stop schedule over the course of 2012 and not his player's conditioning. Colangelo disagreed by citing other Olympic competitors — like LeBron James and Kevin Durant — who are enjoying injury-free, MVP-caliber seasons. "If you look at the track record of all the players who participated with us, how they came into their next seasons and had outstanding years,” Colangelo said. “So there are injuries that have taken place that have nothing to do with participating with us. If anything, they’re in better shape and they’re better prepared going into training camp with their teams." It's still not clear when Williams aggravated his ankle injury at the Olympics, after averaging nine points and 4.6 assists while shooting 39%. "He's a heck of a player, great guy, made a real contribution to USA Basketball," said Colangelo about Williams. "And if he decides that he can't participate because of his own health conditions, I've got a list a mile long of people who want to play. "We take care of our players," he added. "Nobody is going to get hurt because they play for USA basketball. Just the opposite."
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There has been many thoughts and concern about the play of Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams lately. Williams will miss his first all-star game in 3 years today, after his sub-par play this season has left him off the squad.
After receiving platelet-rich plasma injections in his ankles recently, many assumed that Williams has been concealing an injury. The Nets seem to...
Kris Humphries’ California lawyer reportedly dropped him as a client, allegedly because he disagrees with the NBA player’s pursuit of annulment concerning his marriage with Kim Kardashian.
TMZ reported Thursday that Humphries’ lawyer, Marshall Waller, says there has been an “irremediable breakdown of the attorney-client relationship.”
TMZ says Waller believes there are...
The Brooklyn Nets are interested in Portland Trailblazers forward J.J. Hickson, according to Stefan Bondy of The New York Daily News.Heard the Nets are interested in Portland's JJ Hickson, who can veto a trade. Hickson would lose his Bird Rights if dealt.— Stefan Bondy (@NYDNInterNets) February 15, 2013 The Nets are attempting to add help at the four spot, and so far they’ve...
Kris Humphries lawyer has quit on him per TMZ. I guess I’m not the only one who thinks Kris needs to just sign the papers and move on with his life. Sources close to Humphries are claiming that his California attorney Marshall Waller ”made it clear to his client … there are NO legal grounds for annulling his marriage to Kim, because there’s absolutely NO evidence of fraud...
I can’t believe he would really do this. I know he is trying to stick it to Kim Kardashian, but at some point enough is enough.
I think he has made his point, just end the divorce and keep it moving. But, according to TMZ if the divorce trial takes place during the playoffs, The Hump will take a day off.
A judge has set a May 6th trial date for K & K’s long-awaited showdown...
LONGEST DIVORCE EVER!!!
In the divorce that never ends, Kris Humphries own lawyer has had enough and quit the case.
Kris Humphries’ lawyer has stepped down, blaming an ‘irremediable breakdown of the attorney-client relationship’
Marshall Waller – who had been representing the basketball player in his divorce from Kim Kardashian – has left Kris’ legal team.
Winning a NBA championship isn't on the mind of Kris Humphries, because he's claiming that if the Brooklyn Nets do advance to the NBA playoffs [something the team is most likely to do] that he's willing to miss the playoffs to get even with Kim Kardashian in court.According to TMZ, a judge has set their divorce trail date for May 6th, which would begin at the start of...
Here is the problem that The Hump is facing. Everyone already knows the Kardashian reality shows are fake, so I am not sure exactly what The Hump is trying to expose. Unless there is something explosive out there we don’t already know, like Kimmy was born a man or something, these threats his lawyer is [...]
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Jerry Colangelo said Saturday he never said Deron Williams was
unfit to play in the Olympics, only that the point guard wasn't in
great shape when the US men's basketball team began training last
Brook Lopez, trying to avenge his loss in the Sears Shooting Stars competition last night on All-Star Saturday, will suit up for the Eastern Conference this evening at the Toyota Center in his first-ever All-Star appearance
We start off a jampacked All-Star edition of Netlinked with some non-All-Star, but Nets-crucial, news. Brooklyn is now being linked to yet...
Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams says he plans to return to practice on Monday.
Williams has missed the Nets past two games due to inflammation in both ankles. He told