Found May 28, 2013 on Brooklyn Balling:
All in all, Deron Williams was probably the Nets' MVP this season. I know, a lot of people would say Brook Lopez, but D-Will took on a leadership role with this team that Brook just wasn't able to do The 2012-13 season was supposed to be a "clean-slate" campaign for the Nets in which their checkered New Jersey past was discarded away into a trash bin and the only focus was to be bestowed upon just its Brooklyn future. Well, that was true to a certain extent, as the Nets finished 16 games above .500 and garnered the #4 seed in the Eastern Conference, an end-of-season standing that could be viewed as a success in its own right by many fans and supporters of the team. But then came the playoffs. Just to their luck, Brooklyn drew the #5 seed Chicago Bulls, a squad suffering from some brutal injuries, especially that of star point guard Derrick Rose, who missed the entire 2012-13 year with an ACL tear suffered in the 2012 playoffs. Even with Rose...
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