Deron Williams

Deron Williams (Photo by Isaac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: King’s Only Recourse To Keep Nets Competitive Is To ‘Stretch’ D-Will

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.

06/03/2015

Brook Lopez

Nets Want To Keep Brook Lopez, Build Team Around Him

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.

05/06/2015

Nets GM Billy King  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: The King Of All Spin — Nets’ General Manager Defends His Plan

Billy King’s timing couldn’t have been better.

05/06/2015

The Nets’ Jarrett Jack, left, drives against the Hawks’ Kent Bazemore during Game 5 of the teams’ opening-round playoff series on April 29, 2015, at Philips Arena in Atlanta. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Resurgent Nets To Try To Force Top-Seeded Hawks To Go The Distance

They were separated by 22 victories in the regular season and a mere nine points so far in the playoffs.

05/01/2015

Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against the Atlanta Hawks during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on April 27, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: D-Will, Nets Turnarounds Get Big Assist From Hollins

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.

04/28/2015

BROOKLYN, NY - APRIL 27: Deron Williams #8 of the Brooklyn Nets goes for the lay up against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the NBA Playoffs on April 27, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Even Series With OT Win Over Hawks In Game 4

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.

04/28/2015

Deron Williams reacts after missing a basket in the final seconds of the Brooklyn Nets' 96-91 loss to the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on April 22, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Once Again, Nets’ D-Will Comes Up Small In Huge Moment

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.

04/23/2015

Deron Williams against the Milwaukee Bucks on April 12, 2015 at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Count ‘Em Out — Nets Done After Brick-Fest In Milwaukee

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.

04/13/2015

BROOKLYN,NY - APRIL 3: Deron Williams #8 of the Brooklyn Nets goes up for the layup against the Toronto Raptors at Barclays Center on April 3, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lopez, Williams Lead Nets Past Raptors 114-109, Brooklyn Wins Season-High 6th Straight

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.

04/03/2015

Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee fights for a rebound with Boston's Kelly Olynyk on March 23, 2015 at Barclay Center. (Photo by Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Are Down — But In The East, They’re Far From Out

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.

03/24/2015

Deron Williams (Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)

Deron Williams: Kentucky Making NBA Playoffs? That’s ‘Ridiculous’ And ‘Crazy’

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.”

03/20/2015

Deron Williams (Photo by Nathaniel Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: I’m Begging You — Stop Pairing D-Will And Jack In Crunch Time

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.

03/09/2015

Deron Williams brings the ball up court against the Charlotte Hornets on March 4, 2015 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: No Excuse For Nets’ Brutal Performance Against Hornets

NBA teams are prone to stinkers. They could occur at the tail end of a dense schedule. They could be a side effect of an injury bug. Or maybe one team is vastly superior to the other. In Wednesday’s case, it was none of the above.

03/05/2015

Jarrett Jack of the Brooklyn Nets celebrates after hitting the game-winning shot against the Golden State Warriors on March 2, 2015 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: With A Dose Of Athleticism, Nets Have Become More Interesting

No way Brooklyn wins Monday night’s game had it been played two weeks ago. Those Nets were a dying patient—old, slow and primed for burial even amongst the dreck that is the East.

03/03/2015

Amare Stoudemire #1 of the Dallas Mavericks tries to win a jump ball against Mason Plumlee #1 of the Brooklyn Nets on February 28, 2015 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

Williams’ 25 Points Lead Nets To 104-94 Win Over Mavericks

Deron Williams scored 25 points, Thaddeus Young had 16 points and eight rebounds off the bench and the Brooklyn Nets topped the Dallas Mavericks 104-94 on Saturday night.

02/28/2015

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