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Latest News / Jan 8, 2015 / 2:30 pm

Tests Reveal Deron Williams Has Fractured Rib; Out Indefinitely

Deron Williams

The injury Deron Williams suffered against the Miami Heat on Sunday has turned out to be much more than minor. After feeling additional pain early in the Brooklyn Nets’ loss to the Boston Celtics last night and undergoing further testing today, Williams was diagnosed with a fractured rib and is out indefinitely. Read More »

NBA, We Reminisce / Jan 5, 2015 / 3:00 pm

The Trade That May Have Doomed The Nets

Deron Williams

I remember February 24, 2011 like it was yesterday. I was on vacation with my family when I received an ESPN update, telling me the Nets had traded Derrick Favors, Devin Harris, two first-round draft picks and cash to the Utah Jazz for Deron Williams. Williams was coming off back-to-back All-Star seasons and averaging a career high in points (21.3) and assists (9.7) that season. He was my favorite non-Net in the NBA. I couldn’t have been more excited.

Less than five years later, I can’t stand D-Will and can’t wait for Brooklyn to ship his overrated behind somewhere else. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 20, 2014 / 7:45 pm

Report: Nets, Kings Talking Trade For Deron Williams

Deron Williams

The Sacramento Kings’ in-season makeover may not be quite finished. Less than a week removed from abruptly dismissing coach Mike Malone, a report has surfaced that the Kings are discussing a trade with the Brooklyn Nets that would net them Deron Williams. Read More »

GIFs / Dec 11, 2014 / 1:30 pm

GIF: Derrick Rose Freezes Deron Williams With Sick Hesitation, Gets Layup

Deron Williams, Derrick Rose

Remember Derrick Rose, 2011 MVP? If not, here’s a helpful refresher. Watch the Chicago Bulls superstar use his elite blend of athleticism and ballhandling prowess to freeze Deron Williams with a nasty hesitation dribble and blow by him for a layup up at the rim. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 9, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Report: Nets Are Shopping Stars, Joe Johnson, Deron Williams & Brook Lopez

Joe Johnson, Kevin Garnett, Deron Williams, Brook Lopez

The Brooklyn Nets are off to an 8-11 start this season, which is a far cry from title contention — a supposed goal when owner Mikhail Prokhorov moved the team to Brooklyn. They’re still in better shape than last season’s calamitous 10-21 start under now-departed coach Jason Kidd — who is working wonders in Milwaukee. Despite a better opening to the season, sources tell ESPN.com the Nets have made stars Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson available in trade talks, as an attempt to retool, but without sacrificing wins. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 8, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Photos: LeBron, Kyrie, KG Wear “I Can’t Breathe” Shirts Before Cavs-Nets

LeBron James

NBA players are taking a stand. After Derrick Rose wore an “I Can’t Breathe” shirt on Saturday in support of Eric Garner and protests related to recent police killings, other players are following suit tonight. LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Garnett, and more all donned the tees prior to Monday’s matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets. Read More »

GIFs / Nov 18, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Video: Shabazz Napier Turns Deron Williams Backwards

Shabazz Napier, Deron Williams

Ater battling ankle injuries the last couple seasons, Deron Williams started the 2014-15 claiming he was fully healthy and back to all-star form. We’re not sure he can say the same thing about his ankles after Shabazz Napier got done crossing him up during 95-83 Heat win in Brooklyn last night. Read More »

GIFs / Nov 13, 2014 / 11:15 am

GIF: Eric Bledsoe Crosses Up D-Will & Switches Hands Mid-Air For Layup

Brook Lopez, Eric Bledsoe, Deron Williams

Bench guards Gerald Green and Isaiah Thomas led the Suns to a 112-104 win over the visiting Nets last night with 28 and 21 points, respectively. Because they were playing so well, Eric Bledsoe played less than half the game. Still, on this high screen by Markieff Morris, his move on Deron Williams and mid-air switching of hands was borderline Jordanesque. Read More »

Latest News / Nov 10, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Nets’ Deron Williams Named Players Of The Week

Deron Williams, Stephen Curry

As one point guard continues his ascent up the superstar ranks, another is fighting his way to get back there at all. Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets have been named NBA Conference Players of the Week for games played between Monday, November 3 and Sunday, November 9. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Nov 10, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Healthy Deron Williams Has His Confidence Back: “People Can’t Guard Me”

Deron Williams, Carmelo Anthony

For ardent NBA followers like us, there’s little more satisfying than when a player overcomes a spate of injuries to regain the level of play that most assumed was unattainable. Just imagine how Deron Williams must feel, then. After claiming all offseason that chronic ankle issues were finally behind him, the Brooklyn Nets’ point guard is backing up that optimism on the court in the season’s early going. Read More »