Found December 27, 2011 on
The Wizards and the Nets are looking for improvement around dazzling point guards. John Wall matches up with Deron Williams and tries to get the Wizards off to a strong start as they look to continue their recent success against the Nets.

John Wall's Development Already In Put In Jeopardy By Wizards' Disfunction

John Wall is not yet a "floor general." He's not quite a "facilitator," although he's closing in on becoming the Washington Wizards' "engine." It remains to be seen what sort of metaphor develops to describe the second-year guard out of Kentucky, who visits the Garden on Sunday to face the Celtics. More than any other position, point guard...

Off the Dribble: Nets' Deron Williams Williams Looks for Teammates and Continuity

After the Nets' 36-point loss to the Hawks, Deron Williams made it clear the team has a long way to go to be competitive.

Williams shows Wall who the real Wiz is

WASHINGTON — John Wall seems destined to become of the NBA’s best players, but in last night’s 90-84 Nets win over the Wizards, Deron Williams showed him just how far he has to go to reach that level.After the Nets trailed by as many as 21 points in...

Williams a guard for Wizards' Wall to copy

The Washington Wizards opened their season at Verizon Center on Monday night against the New Jersey Nets. They were a fitting opponent for the Wizards, since the Nets' best player, Deron Williams, embodies everything that the Wizards' best player, John Wall, hopes to become. Williams could be the best point ...

Magic's goal Thursday: Slowing down the Nets' Deron Williams

Assignment No. 1 for the Orlando Magic against the New Jersey Nets tonight: stopping, or at least slowing, point guard Deron Williams.

Deron Williams already wants more players for the Nets

The New Jersey Nets are in a tight spot this season. After trading for star point guard and free-agent-to-be Deron Williams at last year's deadline, they now have this season to convince him that he should join them in their move to Brooklyn. Unfortunately for them, Brook Lopez, their second-best player and best trade asset, sustained a stress fracture in his foot last week...

Wizards: A franchise in John Wall's hands

For John Wall, the Monday before Christmas was especially busy. After an early practice with the team, he got on a bus with Wizards teammates Shelvin Mack, Hamady Ndiaye and Jordan Crawford, along with a few Capitals players and team executives, and delivered gifts to three local families. Then it ...

Wizards open season on an ominous note

ANALYSIS You never want to overreact to one game, especially since there are 65 more to go, but the Wizards couldn’t have had a more discouraging start to the season. They blew a 21-point lead at home to the equally lousy New Jersey Nets and several problems prematurely bubbled to the surface. Andray Blatche played poorly but blamed the play-calling for his performance. John...

Dwight Howard says little about Deron Williams, the Nets

Says he watched Tuesday's Nets game, didn't hear fans chanting his name

The Nets' Rough Starts

The New Jersey Nets have high hopes this season. With Deron Williams on board for a full year, New Jersey was thinking playoffs and probably a little bigger thanks to Dwight Howard making it known Brooklyn is his favored landing spot. Williams has all but told Billy King and Mikhail Prokhorov he will stay with the Nets if they can land Howard. New Jersey had a lot of work to do...
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