Found September 20, 2013 on NESN.com:
Deron Williams had an inkling that Paul Pierce could become a member of the Brooklyn Nets this summer. Rumors of Pierce’s move went back a couple of years to when the franchise was still in New Jersey. So when Nets general manager Billy King called Williams to tell him about a trade with the Celtics, Williams was prepared for what King would say. Or so he thought. Williams was shocked when King told him in June that they were working to acquire not just Pierce but Kevin Garnett as well. Williams, well aware of the Nets’ struggles with depth up front and their expensive payroll situation, was in thrilled disbelief. “I knew we were gonna try to get Paul — I thought that was done — and then Billy called me and was like, ‘I’m trying to get KG, too,” Williams told ESPN.com on Thursday at a charity event. “And I’m like, ‘There’s no way you can do that.’ I was like, ‘Shut up. There’s no way you can get both of them, and he did it.” Williams is eager to get started with his new teammat
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Report: Nets point guard Deron Williams to undergo MRI

It was announced earlier this week that Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams suffered an ankle injury. At the time, the team downplayed the ailment, saying Williams was expected to be ready for the start of training camp. Williams maintains that his ankle will be good to go Oct. 1 when Nets' camp begins, but he will undergo another MRI next week before he's able to be...

Nets G Deron Williams has sprained right ankle

Deron Williams has a sprained right ankle and a bone bruise, but the Brooklyn Nets say their point guard will be ready for the start of training camp. The Nets said Wednesday that Williams was hurt recently while working out in Utah and is wearing a walking boot. Brooklyn has its first practice Oct. 1 at Duke University. Williams struggled through minor injuries early last season...

Nets G Williams has sprained ankle

Deron Williams has a sprained right ankle and a bone bruise, but the Brooklyn Nets say their point guard will be ready for the start of training camp. The Nets said Wednesday that Williams was hurt recently while working out in Utah and is wearing a walking boot. Brooklyn has its first practice Oct. 1 at Duke University. Williams struggled through minor injuries early last season...

Report: Deron Williams Injures Ankle, Wearing Walking Boot But Expects to Be Healthy for Nets Camp

Deron Williams‘ ankle issues persist, even if he and the team insist this injury is no big deal. Williams suffered a sprained right ankle and a bone bruise while working out in Utah, The Associated Press reports, and is wearing a walking boot. A sprained ankle is never good news for a player, but it is particularly worrisome for Williams, who missed a week in February with synovitis...

Nets' Deron Williams injures ankle

Brooklyn Nets fans received a scare yesterday when it was reported that All-Star point guard Deron Williams suffered an ankle injury. While Williams has been seen sporting a walking boot to protect his ailing ankle, the Associated Press reported last night that the Nets believe he will be ready for the start of training camp which opens Oct. 1.Williams' injury has officially...

Paul Pierce, J.R. Smith engaging in a testy war of words

Well this NBA season is sure shaping up just how New York basketball fans want it to.  The Knicks and Nets rivalry continues to grow as members of both sides continue to go back and forth through with the trash talk. The latest jab was at the Knicks and came at the hands of new Nets acquisition Paul Pierce.  When asked about J.R. Smith’s comments about the Nets, the former Boston...

Deron Williams expects quick recovery from sprained ankle

Deron Williams' right foot was in a walking boot forcing him to miss out on playing in his charity dodge ball tournament Thursday. But he said it won't keep him from going all out in training camp or playing in the Nets' regular-season opener. "Basically this is just preventative'' Williams said. "They have me in it now so I don't have to worry...

Red Bull can to feature image of Nets point guard Deron Williams

Athlete’s have appeared on Wheaties box’s for years.  From Bruce Jenner to Michael Jordan, historic athletes have found their way on the box and it has been seen as an achievement for their athletic accomplishments.  But has any athlete ever graced a can of Red Bull before? No one has until now. On Thursday night, a picture of a Red Bull can with Nets point guard Deron Williams...

Deron: Adding Kirilenko to Nets as big as KG, Pierce

Even Deron Williams was surprised when Nets general manager Billy King first informed his star player of plans to bring Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn. “I knew [Billy] was trying to get Paul and I thought that was done” Williams said Thursday. “Then he called me and was like ‘I’m trying to get KG too’ and I told him there was no way you can do it. “That’s...

Paul Pierce Responds to J.R. Smith’s Trash Talk With Indifference, Asks ‘Who?’ When Told of Knicks Guard’s Comments

Even if it is mostly contrived, the East River Rivalry is developing into a fun little feud. Paul Pierce and J.R. Smith seem prepared to provide it with all the juice it needs, all on their own. Pierce answered Smith with some passive-aggressiveness on Thursday when informed of Smith’s latest remarks on New York’s intra-city rivalry. The Knicks guard had called Pierce “a bitter...

Paul Pierce On J.R. Smith: ‘Who?’

More Knicks-Nets trash talk: This time it’s Paul Pierce responding to J.R. Smith’s claims that he will “pay for his words” after the new Pierce said it was time for the Nets to run New York. The new Nets forward acted as if he’d never heard of Smith when asked about the comments at Deron Williams’ charity dodgeball event Thursday. Conversation with Paul Pierce: yadayada...

Paul Pierce dismisses J.R. Smith and his jab

Paul Pierce has been talking up his and the Nets rivalry with the Knicks. J.R. Smith earlier this month said that Pierce was bitter and he would pay for his words. Paul Pierce this week did his best Pedro Martinez impression (Who is Karim Garcia?) according to the New York Post: “Who?” Pierce said when asked Thursday afternoon about Smith, a frequent participant in Knicks-Nets...

Celtics Could Accidentally Make Playoffs, Presenting Worst-Case Scenario for Rebuilding Franchise

With the departures of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn this offseason, and beloved coach Doc Rivers moving on as well, most Celtics fans have jumped ship on the upcoming season. Eighth-year point guard Rajon Rondo is now the undisputed leader and face of the franchise, but his need for an attitude-adjustment and questionable leadership qualities has been the talk of the...

Fiddlin' and Diddlin' Celtics Daily Links 9/22

 Globe  NBA story lines as training camps prepare to openCelticsGreen  Paul Pierce Has Boston on his MindCelticsBlog  Just give Kris Humphries a chance, he'll prove you wrong.Lex Nihil Novi   Keith Van Horn Better than McHale?George McGinnis Propels Sixers to W over C'sCLNS Radio   The 2013 Boston Celtics: the Road back to RelevanceRajon Rondo to leave Nike for AntaCeltics...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.