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Sep 19, 2014
Deron Williams said the Nets are flying under the radar for this upcoming season.
Rotoworld Sep 19, 2014

Deron says Nets are trying to fly under radar - Deron Williams (G) Brooklyn Nets

Deron Williams said the Nets are flying under the radar for this upcoming season.

D-Will, Nets happy 'flying under the radar'

Over the summer, all the talk in the Eastern Conference has been about the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls, the Washington Wizards and the Charlotte Hornets. As for the Brooklyn Nets? Well, they’re just fine with it. Deron Williams#8 PGBrooklyn Nets 2014 STATS GM64 PPG14.3 RPG2.6 APG6.1 FG%.450 FT%.801“It’s good. I think that’s good,” Deron Williams said Monday when asked if lower expectations are motivating him and his teammates.
NetsDaily Sep 16, 2014
Deron Williams and Brook Lopez crack the top 50 in SI's top 100

Deron Williams and Brook Lopez crack the top 50 in SI's top 100

Deron Williams and Brook Lopez, always a worry with injuries, are ranked inside the top 50 of Sports Illustrated's top 100 for the 2014-2015 season. Williams was ranked at 45 this season, one ahead of his former teammate Paul Pierce. D-Will is down from his 24 ranking last season, a big drop. Deron Williams will likely never be Deron Williams again. That player -- the one who led the Jazz to the 2007 Western Conference finals and until recently was regarded as a superstar -- has been undercut by ankle injuries. What Williams can be, though, is a perfectly effective point guard. Don't...
New York Post Sep 15, 2014

Nets’ Deron Williams says ankles finally feel good

Three months after undergoing surgery on both ankles, Deron Williams feels like a new man. “[Before the surgery], I was just walking around and my ankles would swell up,” Williams...

D-Will surprised by Kidd's departure

NEW YORK –- Deron Williams was expected to flourish with Jason Kidd coaching him from the sideline. Instead, Williams and Kidd’s partnership in Brooklyn lasted just one season after Kidd departed for Milwaukee earlier this summer. Williams said the two haven’t spoken since Kidd left in late June. “I think it surprised everybody,” Williams said at his Celebrity Dodge Barrage charity event at Basketball City. “I don’t think anybody saw that coming.
NetsDaily Sep 15, 2014
At DodgeBarrage, Deron Williams and teammates talk positive

At DodgeBarrage, Deron Williams and teammates talk positive

Deron Williams' Point of Hope Foundation held its annual DodgeBarrage charity event at Basketball City, this year's proceeds going to autism research, a personal issue for the Nets point guard. But beforehand, all the talk was about the Nets, as beat writers spoke with him and his guests, many of whom had spent the day at the Nets practice facility across the Hudson. It was all upbeat and there was some news from Lionel Hollins, big news as well as "big" news. Nets coach Lionel Hollins says Kevin Garnett will start this season and if healthy he will play more than 15-16 mins a game — Ohm...
NetsDaily Sep 11, 2014
Deron Williams on autism awareness, giving back ...and being a father

Deron Williams on autism awareness, giving back ...and being a father

Yahoo! Sports runs features about athletes off the court or field on its "Post Game" page. There's little to no discussion of the athletes' "business," more about his or her efforts outside the spotlight.  On Thursday, "Post Game" is about Deron Williams, his life as the father of an autistic child and how it's affected his life. The occasion of course is Williams annual DodgeBarrage event, a celebrity dodgeball tournament at Basketball City. There on Monday, the court will be be filled with other athletes who've come to help him raise funds and awareness primarily for autism issues. But...
NetsDaily Sep 11, 2014
Lionel Hollins: Deron Williams is a point guard, will play on the ball

Lionel Hollins: Deron Williams is a point guard, will play on the ball

Lionel Hollins, along with rookies Markel Brown and Cory Jefferson, were at Yankee Stadium, where Hollins met Derek Jeter and hung with Bald Vinny and the Bleacher Creatures. He also spoke to Brian Lewis of the Post about his two wounded warriors, Deron Williams and Brook Lopez. He painted optimistic pictures of their recoveries --although he noted two-a-days would be the test-- and also made sure everyone knows what his plans are for D-Will. "He’s a point guard,’’ Hollins told Lewis. "He’s our point guard. Will we play Jarrett Jack and Deron together? I’m sure we will. But that...

D-Will clarifies statements about New York

Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams clarified his comments in which he said he doesn’t feel like a New Yorker. “It’s just a different lifestyle here,” Williams told FOX’s “GoodDay New York” morning show on Wednesday. “That’s all I was pointing out. I enjoy my time in the summers away, but I definitely love it in New York. You know, I signed here for five years.” Williams had told Resident Magazine: “I grew up in an apartment in Texas where you could send your kids outside like, ‘Yeah, go play in the sun.

Burning Q's: How should D-Will play?

With training camp less than a month away, we’re examining the burning questions facing the Brooklyn Nets. Today’s question: What type of player should Deron Williams be? Deron Williams #8 PGBrooklyn Nets 2014 STATS GM64 PPG14.3 RPG2.6 APG6.1 FG%.450 FT%.801 Deron Williams had the most efficient season of his career in 2007-08, shooting a career-high 50.7 percent from in the field and 39.5 percent from 3-point range.
NetsDaily Sep 6, 2014

"Brooklyn's Backcourt:"Deron Williams and Joe Johnson are still the foundation of the Nets

Two summers ago, Deron Williams re-signed with the Nets for a max contract, giving the team a superstar for the organization's move to Brooklyn. The team also acquired Joe Johnson from Atlanta, a soft spoken scoring wing who has a notoriously lucrative contract. The two were touted as "Brooklyn's Backcourt," leaders of a team that had title aspirations. The team even trademarked the term, "Brooklyn's Backcourt," for clothing, radio and television programming, games, etc. To mark their arrival, there was a pep rally outside Brooklyn Borough Hall where they, Billy King, Avery Johnson spoke...
NetsDaily Sep 2, 2014

Deron Williams on his son, autism and what makes a New Yorker

Deron Williams is the on the cover of Resident Magazine, a publication for city dwellers.  Williams doesn't talk about basketball but instead about the city, admitting "he doesn't feel so much like a New Yorker," and his charity, the Point of Hope Foundation, which has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts and grants since it was founded, much of it lately to causes related to autism, which affects his adopted son, D.J. Here's how the author, Rory Winston, describes how D.J's autism affected him... "We adopted DJ and the two of us got very close. Actually, from all our kids,...
NetsDaily Aug 29, 2014

Lionel Hollins: We want to put Deron Williams in a position where he can flourish

Deron Williams has largely been silent this summer.  Since he underwent surgery on both his ankles in May, he's said nothing and tweeted mostly about his charities, particularly his annual DodgeBall event on September 15. He has spoken with Lionel Hollins, but for the most part, it's been all about the rehab and a couple of medical exams. Word from various sources is that the surgeries went well and that he is on track with his rehab, meaning he can resume basketball activities in September, which starts Monday. Now comes the hard part: regaining that superstar mindset. Just before he...

Hollins: D-Will's health key to flourishing

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. -- Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams, plagued by ankle injuries in each of the last two seasons, has talked about lacking confidence on a few occasions. Deron Williams #8 PGBrooklyn Nets 2014 STATS GM64 PPG14.3 RPG2.6 APG6.1 FG%.450 FT%.801 In Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, Williams went 0-for-9 from the field and was held scoreless. Kobe Bryant wondered to Sports Illustrated how something like that could happen to a player of D-Will’s caliber.
NetsDaily Aug 28, 2014

Can Deron Williams regain his confidence?

Those were heady days, a mere two years ago. The Nets had put together a backcourt for Brooklyn ... "Brooklyn's Backcourt," in fact according to the trademark the Nets took out. There was a pep rally at Brooklyn Borough Hall to introduce the two All-Stars, one of whom had just won his second Olympic gold. While Joe Johnson has (mostly) lived up to the hype, particularly with his clutch shooting, the best by almost any measure in the past two years, Deron Williams has suffered through the worst two seasons of his career, with ankle sprains and a loss of confidence that is well known to all,...

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