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The Brooklyn Nets’ crushing offseason loss was Deron Williams.  I don’t want to exaggerate the loss too much, considering his low statistical output over the past few years, but one has to consider that he played a role in a lot of Brooklyn’s points, whether by scoring them or assisting on them. Also, his presence was a strong one, and losing him will mean opposing defense’s...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov doesn't want to talk about Deron Williams

Mikhail Prokhorov had to pony up all the dollars to make sure Deron Williams would leave town. You hear me? All the dollars. Every, single one of them.Now, Williams is a Dallas Maverick and Prokhorov's Nets are just trying as hard as they can to make it into the lowly Eastern Conference playoffs, not much different than they were doing with Williams in town, anyway. But that doesn...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets move on without Deron Williams

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) As the Brooklyn Nets held their annual media day at their New Jersey-based training center for the last time, Deron Williams was notably absent. The one-time All-Star point guard, thought to be the face of the franchise four years ago when the team moved to Brooklyn, opted for a buyout of his lucrative contract so he could sign on at a discounted rate...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

GM Billy King says Nets' culture has changed, won't credit it to Deron Williams' absence

When the Nets bought out Deron Williams this summer, everyone and their mother knew part of the reason was to add some levity to a locker room that was tense at times throughout last season. Whether it was because of clashes between D-Will and coach Lionel Hollins or just general the attitude which protruded through the team, the Nets had some problems last year.But when speaking...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nets teammate asked media to take it easy on fragile Deron Williams

Deron Williams’ time with the Brooklyn Nets has come to an end, but the stories about how negatively things went with him are still trickling out. Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports that Williams had such a fragile psyche in his final season with the team that a teammate asked a media...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

The fallout of the Brooklyn Nets' Deron Williams buyout

Deron Williams’ time in a Brooklyn Nets uniform is officially over after the Friday buyout of the former franchise player. It didn’t take long for Williams to move on as he quickly signed a deal to join the Dallas Mavericks as they continue to regroup after the DeAndre Jordan fiasco. The Nets meanwhile have moved in a new direction and here are a few short and long term ramifications...
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Nets reach buyout agreement with Deron Williams

Early Friday morning, ESPN’s Marc Stein reported that the Brooklyn Nets were working on a buyout agreement with guard Deron Williams. Williams, who has struggled a great deal since coming over from the Utah Jazz during the 2010-11 campaign, reportedly wants to join his home-town Dallas Mavericks.’s David Aldridge is now indicating that the two sides have come to terms...
Via Sportsnaut
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Deron Williams seeks release from Nets to join Mavs

It’s not a secret that the Brooklyn Nets have been attempting to trade high-priced point guard Deron Williams. The 31-year-old guard has struggled a great deal since joining Brooklyn and is due $43.3 million over the next two seasons—two factors that has made it incredibly hard for the Nets to trade him. Williams, who has seen his career hit a standstill with Brooklyn, is now...
Via Sportsnaut
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nets believe they can trade Deron Williams

It just remains to be seen whether that market includes much more than a pair of old jockstraps and some other dirty laundry. Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York reported on Monday that the Brooklyn Nets believe there is a trade market for point guard Deron Williams, who has been an underwhelming presence for the team since being acquired from the Utah Jazz in February of 2011. ...
Via Sportsnaut
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Kings, Nets talking Deron Williams trade

The Brooklyn Nets have admitted their efforts to become a contender did not work out as planned, and now they are trying to rebuild and trade away some of their pieces. The Nets reportedly have made Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez and Deron Williams available for trade, and Williams sounds like one of the players who...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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