Williams is heading home and will try to help salvage a failed bid in free agency similar to three years ago, when he spurned Dallas to stay with Brooklyn.
It appears Deron Williams’ tenure with the Nets is over.
Having failed in his attempts to unload the underachieving point guard in the trade market for about a year, Nets general manager Billy King may have finally received a stroke of luck.
Nets general manager Billy King has an opportunity to free up salary cap space this offseason, but the road he must travel he doesn’t appear to want to drive.
Keeping Brook Lopez is the priority, while moving Deron Williams and Joe Johnson could be options if King decides to break up Brooklyn’s core.
Billy King’s timing couldn’t have been better.
They were separated by 22 victories in the regular season and a mere nine points so far in the playoffs.
More important than any strategy, Lionel Hollins has these Nets playing with a passion, an attention to detail on the defensive end, and unselfishness on offense.
Deron Williams rebounded from two dismal games with 35 points, and the Brooklyn Nets pulled out a 120-115 overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night, tying the series at two games apiece.
A Little League coaching colleague of mine has this saying: “You can’t hide in baseball.” It turns out that it’s also true in basketball.
The only thing consistent about this team has been their inconsistency. Here’s one thing you can count on, though: On Wednesday, the Nets will be counted out.
Deron Williams scored a season-high 31 points, Thaddeus Young made the tiebreaking basket with 22 seconds left, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 114-109 on Friday night.
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. This is the regret not of a mobster, but of a Brooklyn Nets fan.
The Nets (27-39) are currently on the outside looking in in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, and point guard Deron Williams dismissed Brown’s comment as “crazy” and “ridiculous.”
The Nets were only trailing Utah, 78-75, with 5:45 remaining in the fourth quarter at Barclays Center Sunday night, but the ensuing substitution horn might as well have been a death knell.