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Avery Johnson says only thing he can: Nets will keep Deron Williams

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Avery Johnson and the Nets organization have made their bet — they must convince Deron Williams to sign an extension with the team. Williams can opt out in the summer of 2012. The Nets traded significant assets to Utah to bring D-Will in, they have to keep him. They have to get talent around him, [more]

How Deron Williams almost became a Knick (instead of ‘Melo)

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If the Denver Nuggets front office had gotten their wishes — if they could have traded Carmelo Anthony to the New Jersey Nets for Derrick Favors and picks rather than to New York — then Deron Williams would be a Knick today. In one of the infinite alternate universes that is the reality, but in [more]

Deron Williams to miss next two games for birth of child

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It’s one of those little things we tend not to think about when breaking down trades — Deron Williams life was uprooted and he was shipped across the country while his wife was 8 months pregnant. If you’ve ever had a pregnant wife, you can imagine with me just how well this news might have [more]

The Nets have a cornerstone, now the building starts

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There is — for the first time in recent memory — a palpable buzz about a New Jersey Nets game Friday. That’s what bringing in a superstar can do. And the Nets got a superstar in Deron Williams. Knicks fans flip out at the idea, but the Nets got the better player, they bested the [more]

Video: Avery Johnson, Billy King talk getting Deron Williams

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Nets coach Avery Johnson is excited. It’s a little tough to tell because he actually always talks like that, but he is. He should be, as should GM Billy King. They now have one of the games elite point guards in an increasingly guard-driven league. They have a cornerstone to start building around. But rather [more]