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Deron Williams first said his reason for re-signing with the Brooklyn Nets was because GM Billy King convinced him that the franchise future was bright. Then Williams said he re-signed because the Nets traded for Joe Johnson. Now Williams says this week it was all about how Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban skipped the recruiting meeting with him to film the television show "Shark Tank."He told the New York Times Cuban's absence flat out affected his decision, saying:“A lot of the questions that me and my agent had for them really didn’t get answered that day — you know, pertaining to the future. And I think if he was there, he would have been able to answer those questions a little bit better. Maybe would have helped me.”Cuban fired back telling the Dallas Morning News:“I’m a big D-Will fan, but I’m kind of surprised that he would throw his front office under the bus like that by saying that I would make a difference,’’ Cuban said before the Mavericks’ exhibition ga...
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Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams appears on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated and gets to show off his artistry with a basketball as well as a spray can of paint. Well, sort of.
When fans download the October 15 tablet issue of Sports Illustrated, they will see that the magazine's tablet cover is more than a static image. The enhanced video titled "Brooklyn...
For a while it looked like Deron Williams could sign with the Mavericks this past offseason, but he wound up back with the Nets. Earlier this week, Deron explained that Mark Cuban’s absence from his free agent meeting with Dallas helped him choose to re-sign with Brooklyn. When asked about Williams’ comments, Cuban couldn’t resist responding with a little mind game.“I’m...
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Brooklyn Nets' guard MarShon Brooks will be out for 7-10 days due to tendinitis in his right foot. Brooks is currently wearing a walking boot and will be re-evaluated on the weekend. He is likely to miss the Nets first preseason game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Mike Mazzeo of ESPNNewYork.com quotes Coach Avery saying that the injury is not severe."We don't anticipate...
Mark Cuban was too busy on the Los Angeles set of his TV show "Shark Tank" to come to a July meeting with then-free agent Deron Williams in New York, costing the Dallas Mavericks any chance of landing him, according to the Brooklyn Nets point guard.Williams had two teams in mind when he become a free agent this summer his hometown Mavericks and his previous team, the Nets...
Deron Williams considered signing with the Mavericks, but ultimately re-signed with the Nets.
I’m not sure where Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson is going with this comparison, but I assume he wants a nasty defensive team, and a group that emphasized team in every aspect of the game. The New York Post is reporting that Johnson likens his new Nets roster to those of the late Bad [...][[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Deron Williams grew impatient waiting for the Nets to acquire Dwight Howard.
There's a new contender in the Eastern Conference and it's the Nets, led by Deron Williams, who's now surrounded by quite a studly starting lineup.
If youre the Brooklyn Nets, it could be worse. A lot worse.
No, you didnt land Dwight Howard -- and Howard made it pretty clear he wanted to play for your team. That couldve been a real downer.
But rather than sit around and sulk, the Nets did the next best thing: They moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn.
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What really mattered was how the Nets approached the offseason...
It's a new era for the Nets, who are back in Brooklyn and ready to challenge for a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
CUBAN NO-SHOW CRISIS
Deron Williams was down to signing with the Mavericks or the Nets this summer but the fact that Mark Cuban did not show up for his meeting with Dallas swayed the free agent.
When anyone brings up the name Mark Cuban, one of the first things that is undoubtedly going to be said is something about the passion he has for his team, followed by how hands-on he is for an owner. Both of those attributes make this story even more surprising: Cuban missed the free agent meeting with Deron Williams, and it didn’t go unnoticed by the point guard.Would D-Will...
One of the worst kept secrets in the Association last season, was that the Dallas Mavericks were going to make a full-court push to sign Free Agent point guard Deron Williams this past summer. That is the reason that the report from the “New York Times” earlier this week was so surprising; as Williams revealed that the Mavericks Team Owner Mark Cuban was not present when he met...
Believe it or not, the NBA's regular season is four weeks away. To get you ready, Crossover Chronicles will be profiling a team each day for the next few weeks. This week is the Northwest Division. Today is the Utah Jazz.
2011-12 Record: 36-30, lost first round
Key Losses: Devin Harris (traded to Atlanta), C.J. Miles (signed with Cleveland), Josh Howard (free agent)