The Nets announced Tuesday that Markel Brown will not play in preseason –a total of six games over three weeks– because of a strain in his left oblique muscle. He will be reevaluated at the start of the regular season. Brown strained it last Thursday in what he has called a “freak accident.” He flew home on the weekend and was evaluated by Dr. Riley, J. Williams, the team medical director. Brown missed some time last preseason due to a severe stomach flu.
February 25, 2017 | 5:14 pm EST Update
Deron Williams cleared waivers and has confirmed his intent to join the Cavs for the remainder of the season, according to a source with direct knowledge of the arrangement.
There were no takers on the waiver wire for Williams and what’s left of his $9 million contract, though it is believed Williams’ powerful agent, Jeff Schwartz, warned interested parties not to claim his client — who wanted to join the Cavs.