Both the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets are enduring shooting woes heading into the latest installment of their city rivalry.
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Joe Johnson, a 2014 All-Star and the Nets’ go-to scorer down the stretch of tight games, is not one who usually shares his beefs with the media. But something sure is bugging him these days.
It’s early, but it appears Deron Williams is a different player than a season ago. The veteran point guard has done basically everything right of late and on Monday was rewarded for it.
Deron Williams scored a season-high 29 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the New York Knicks 110-99 on Friday night in the first meeting this season between the city rivals.
I say 45-37 sounds about right to me–good enough for fifth place in the East. And I’ll set it even without an injury caveat.
The Brooklyn Nets were one of the biggest stories in basketball at this time last year, a team that had spent like never before and believed it had built a title contender. They didn’t get close.
At least Deron Williams isn’t returning to the U.S. in a walking boot. He survived the trip, which is all the Nets want from him out of this preseason.
Brook Lopez scored 20 points in his return from an injury-shortened season, and Deron Williams also had a strong return from surgery in the Brooklyn Nets’ 111-94 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday night.
Assuming they stay healthy — and that’s a pretty big assumption given their medical history — the Nets will revolve around the quartet of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez and Kevin Garnett.
A no-nonsense, old-school coach who speaks with intelligence and wit, Hollins brings with him a recipe that proved successful when he led Memphis to the 2013 Western Conference Finals.
Deron Williams might play his home games at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he feels at home in New York. Just ask him.
You should ignore all the pundits’ predictions of a down year. There’s plenty of good basketball for Nets fans to look forward to — even if most of the country won’t see it.
LeBron and Melo are in play as free agents. Other stars like Kevin Love and Rajon Rondo may be trait bait. And the Nets will be watching it all unfold on social media, just like me.
Deron Williams has had surgery on both ankles and the Brooklyn Nets say their point guard should be ready for the start of training camp.