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April 15, 2014 Updates

The Nets still don’t know if they’ll open the playoffs this weekend in Chicago or Toronto, but they understand that they will have the entire postseason spotlight for themselves, as Phil Jackson goes about the business of hiring a coach for the Knicks. So this might be the perfect time for the Nets, who host the Knicks at Barclays Center on Tuesday night, to add to their fan base. “I think it will be good for us to be the only team playing and all of the focus being on us, as far as the fans are concerned,’’ Deron Williams said. “I think that’s good for Brooklyn basketball and I think it’s good for our brand.” New York Daily News

April 13, 2014 Updates

Deron Williams hosted 65 families of children affected by autism in luxury suites Friday, a way to give them a night on town. Williams, whose son is autistic, met with families post-game. Each child and his family was photographed with Williams and his wife Amy and provided a gift. It was part of a larger effort sponsored by D-Will's Point of Hope Foundation, Autism Speaks and the Nets. Autism Speaks lapel pins were worn by both teams’ coaching staff, Autism Speaks was honored on the scoreboard. Williams' Point of Hope is now focused on autism and he's an ambassador for Autism Speaks. NetsDaily

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Bill Simmons is out with his annual list of 30 worst contracts and although Amare Stoudemire, and not Joe Johnson, is at the top of the list, Simmons has three current Nets -- Johnson, Deron Williams and Brook Lopez in the top 21 -- a possible future Net, Marcus Thornton at No. 11. In his final tally, Simmons has D-Will at No. 5 and Joe Johnson at No. 4 We've all read what Simmons thinks of those two, not to mention Billy King, so let's focus on what Grantland's founder thinks of the Nets target, Thornton. Not much love there as well. NetsDaily

February 18, 2014 Updates

Don't let the tight suit fool you: Jason Kidd can still ball and still has those juices flowing. During another disappointing and injury-riddled season for Deron Williams, Kidd stepped on the court and went head-to-head with the point guard in a spirited exchange at a recent practice, a source told the Daily News. New York Daily News

February 8, 2014 Updates

Messler took the lead and secured a deal for Deron Williams to write a blog for ESPN from Turkey, where he played during the NBA lockout, as well as creating a “digital hub” for him that included Twitter, Facebook and his own staff writers. Williams now has partnerships with Red Bull, American Express and MetroPCS, and is on the cover of the “NBA Baller Beats” video game. “That is a great example of repositioning him to the marketplace,” Schwartz said. “Reintroducing him to the market and going out and explaining to them why he makes sense for all these different companies to use, and Jaymee did that.” Sports Business Daily

February 7, 2014 Updates

The NBA trade deadline is just two weeks away -- officially, February 20 at 3:00 PM EST -- and while the Brooklyn Nets are underachieving, at 22-25 on the season, good for 7th in the Eastern Conference, point guard Deron Williams doesn't seem to think that this team will make a trade at the deadline. "I don't see us making any moves," he said when asked about whether or not he'd like to see this team keep its core together for the rest of the season. Williams then went on to add, "last time I said that, I think, I got traded," laughing and adding, "that's the quote for the day." NetsDaily

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After going 3-for-12 on his way to 13 points and six assists in his return to the starting lineup, Williams admitted his confidence — always an issue for the franchise star — isn’t where he needs it to be. “It’s not my highest,” he said with a sheepish smile. “It’s been tough … just being in and out of the lineups, missing two weeks here and there. “I feel like I get my legs back, get my legs in shape, and then I go out again. Then I’ve got to just do it all over again. It’s just been a struggle.” New York Post

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