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He then went on to say that, as far as trades are concerned, Lopez is the "most likeliest" to be moved, as a "secondary" piece for a team to build around. Mannix then mentions Williams' age and contract, in relation to the fact that there isn't a big trade market out there for him. In the end, though, Mannix says that he doesn't necessarily see a deal happening, at least not for one of the "big money" players on the Nets. NetsDaily

Mannix said that the Nets were looking to "make some kind of move," then mentioning, however, that the team does want to stay in playoff contention this season. He also goes on to applaud coach Lionel Hollins for benching both Deron Williams and Brook Lopez, in favor of Jarrett Jack and Mason Plumlee, respectively. NetsDaily

January 5, 2015 Updates
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The lineup with Brook Lopez and Deron Williams coming off the bench is the Nets’ starting alignment and Lionel Hollins is sticking to it. “That’s the way we’ve been going and we’re gonna continue to go that way,” Hollins said of his first five expected against the Magic Friday in Orlando. New York Post

January 1, 2015 Updates

“It’s not a demotion. It really isn’t,” Hollins said during a portion of his answer. “They’re still part of the team. Neither one of them got cut. They both go to the game every day and get paid every two weeks -- and they get paid handsomely. I just think it’s basketball and today’s society gets into, ‘Well, he’s a max player so he’s supposed to get all the minutes and get all the shots. Nobody else can shoot the ball. He shouldn’t even play defense. He shouldn’t even do anything but what he’s good at.’ I think basketball has always been a five-man group balanced, playing together, everybody contributing on offense. ESPN.com

December 30, 2014 Updates

Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins says he has no intention of changing his starting lineup -- even if it means max players Deron Williams and Brook Lopez continue coming off the bench. "This is the Brooklyn Nets," Hollins said defiantly after his team's 107-99 win over the Sacramento Kings Monday night at Barclays Center. "Yes, they were starters, but they've been in and out of the lineup. And if you note, while they were out we started playing better and winning, so why would I go back and change the lineup for now?" ESPN.com

"We're winning, man, so that's all that matters," Williams said. "We have team guys, we're not selfish, we're not bigger than the team. That first group is definitely rocking right now, so let them rock." "It's not that different," Lopez said of playing a reserve role. "I just try to come in and be the same player that I always am." Williams ($19.8 million) and Lopez ($15.7 million) rank in the top 20 among the NBA's highest-paid players. ESPN.com

December 28, 2014 Updates
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Mike Mazzeo: To be clear, Deron wasn't saying a trade is going to happen. (It could). He just said he doesn't want to talk about it unless it does. Twitter @MazzESPN

Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams says he's comfortable coming off the bench as long as the team's starters keep playing well. "I'm all for the team. It doesn't really matter to me," said Williams, who came off the bench in Friday afternoon's 109-107 victory over the Boston Celtics following a two-game absence due to a strained right calf and had eight points, four assists and four rebounds in 21 minutes. "I'm still trying to get my rhythm back and obviously I'm on a minutes restriction right now, so I'm all for it." ESPN.com

December 24, 2014 Updates

After the teams' front office officials again talked on Wednesday, both sides insisted they weren't budging on Plumlee's inclusion into a proposed trade and agreed there was no use discussing the deal further in the near future, league sources said. "Talks aren't dead, but nothing's going to happen with Plumlee involved," a league source told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

With trade rumors surrounding Brooklyn‘s three highest-paid players, a source told the Daily News that Williams is most likely to be dealt. Talks with the Kings have dated back to last season, and Sacramento remains a possibility. Even though negotiations have cooled, “they’re never done,” a source said. New York Daily News

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