HoopsHype Deron Williams rumors

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He responded with 23 points in this 97-83 Nets victory, setting a spirited tone early by speaking with the kind of body language he doesn't always apply. Williams had an urgent bounce to him, and he severely outplayed his more consistently passionate nemesis, Kyle Lowry, to send this series to Sunday's Game 7 in Toronto. "He stood up to what was said," Kidd said of the pregame criticism his point guard faced, "and responded with one of his best games." "I needed to be more aggressive after the last two losses," Williams said. "I know what my team needs me to do, and I wanted to come out early and do that." ESPN.com

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Instead, after the Nets saw their massive fourth quarter comeback come up short and lose 115-113 to the Raptors in front of a sellout crowd of 20,393 inside Air Canada Centre Wednesday, they are faced with the reality of a 3-2 deficit in this best-of-seven series, and the potential for a second straight playoff exit on their home floor if they fail to win Game 6 on Friday in Brooklyn. “We have to,” said Deron Williams when asked if the Nets could save their season and get two straight wins. “We understand what the task is, and we feel like we’re up to it.” New York Post

April 19, 2014 Updates

The regular season is in the books and the Nets are ready to start their expedition to a championship for the second straight year. Through all the agony and doubt in the early season due to poor play, to the rejuvenation of this Nets team in the year 2014, we've finally made it to game one of the NBA playoffs. Who better to play in the first round, than the Atlantic Division-champions, Toronto Raptors. The Nets began this best of seven series, Saturday afternoon against the Toronto Raptors, winning 94-87, in a tightly contested battle the entire way. The game was tied in the fourth quarter, but on the backs of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, and some big shots from Paul Pierce, the Nets notched a huge road victory. NetsDaily

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

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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

March 18, 2014 Updates

Williams joked that his coach was supposed to have his back, adding that Kidd "was never a dunker in his day, either." But there's no debating that the two-time Olympian looks better, and so do the Nets when he plays like this. "I'm definitely feeling better," Williams said after shooting 80 percent in a game for the first time in his career. "Still not jumping that high, as you can tell, but definitely feeling better and more confident every day." Associated Press

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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

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