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seems like a nice enough guy. And he was certainly a nice player when he played his college ball at Duke. In the NBA, however, the Nets forward has struggled to catch on anywhere, and he's had limited success around the league. So when something happens to him like it did on Monday night against the Pacers, you have to kind of feel for him. The good news for Williams was that he scored two points in a real NBA game on a slam dunk. That's always fun. The bad news, though, was that the ball went through the basket...

Avery keeps faith in Nets

Despite his team's 1-5 start to the lockout-shortened NBA season, Nets coach Avery Johnson isn't ready to lose faith just yet. "This is not a dire moment for us," Johnson said after Monday night's 108-94 loss to the Pacers at the Prudential Center. "I am so encouraged . . there is no surrender. I am still just as excited about being the coach here, and...

Photo: Shelden Williams dunks the ball into his face, nobody is surprised

Since being selected fifth overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2006 NBA draft, New Jersey Nets reserve big man Shelden Williams has worked his way to a middling career as a 10th or 11th man on seven teams. Never the most talented player, Williams has had to use smarts and his hulking frame to aid defensively and do what he can offensively. And if you are curious as to what he can...

Nets G Brooks exits with injured ankle

New Jersey Nets rookie guard MarShon Brooks left Wednesday's game against the Boston Celtics with a sprained left ankle. Brooks had scored 17 points before he was hurt when he landed on the foot of Boston's Avery Bradley. The first-round draft pick entered the game as the Nets' second-leading scorer at 13.7 points per game. Brooks has scored at least 17 points in five...

Kris Humphries bears brunt of fans' wrath

Celtics fans were deprived last night of a favorite pastime of this young NBA season: Booing Kris Humphries. The...

Injuries leave woeful Nets short-handed for tonight's matchup with Celtics

It's not like the New Jersey Nets needed any more bad news. They enter tonight's matchup with the Celtics with...

NBA Rumor: Nets Interested in DeMarcus Cousins

Got a player you’re thinking of unloading? Any player. It doesn’t matter, because the Nets will probably take him. New Jersey is in dire straights right now and they need bodies; preferably ones who can play, but that’s would just be an added bonus at this point (Already down Brook Lopez, they’re rolling out a [...]

Rookie Brooks solid in his first NBA start

BOSTON — The MarShon Brooks Era of Celtics basketball lasted all of about six minutes. The MarShon Brooks Era of Nets basketball, which saw its first start last night, is expected to last a lot longer. Brooks was the 25th pick by the Celtics last June and before he was even...

Humphries day-to-day with sprained left shoulder

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Nets power forward Kris Humphries is day to day with a sprained left shoulder.

Nets without Williams vs. Celtics

Nets point guard Deron Williams will miss Wednesday's game against the Boston Celtics because of a sore right side, the team said.

Celtics Wake Up In Second Half To Beat Injury Riddled Nets

The Celtics had a putrid first half against the Nets to say the least. The Nets, who were without their two stars were allowed to hang around in the first half thanks to the strong play of rookie Marshon Brooks and took a one point lead into the half 35 34. The Celtics were without [...]

No Deron Williams, no Chris Paul in tonight’s Jazz-Hornets game

No Deron Williams, no Chris Paul in tonight’s Jazz-Hornets game By Steve Luhm The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 2, 2012 06:32PM MDT Two teams that have lost their All-Star point guards in the past 11 months meet Monday night at EnergySolutions Arena. The game will be televised on ROOT Sports starting at 7 p.m. The Jazz, who traded Deron Williams to New Jersey last February...

New Jersey Nets (1-5) at Boston Celtics (3-3), 7:30 p.m. (ET)

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