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Adam Morrison, Al Thornton and Julian Wright will get a chance to renew their NBA careers in two weeks when the Nets entry plays in the Orlando Summer League. The three former lottery picks along with Marshon Brooks, Jordan Williams and draft pick Tyshawn Taylor are the big names on the roster, which is not yet complete. NetsDaily

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Johnson said James is still day to day. James will go through shootaround prior to Saturday night's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the team hopes to get him in a practice sometime after that. The Nets also announced that they've assigned forward Jordan Williams to their D-League affiliate. ESPN.com

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Conor Orr: Nets sign MarShon Brooks and Jordan Williams, so they are on the floor for the first practice of training camp. Twitter

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As the NBA prepares for David Stern’s “nuclear winter,” Nets players are running for shelter. Second-round pick Jordan Williams became the latest Net to sign overseas during the lockout, announcing through his agent via Twitter over the weekend that he has signed with a team in Poland. It’s a risk for the former Maryland power forward because he has yet to sign an NBA contract, leaving him without a safety net if he gets injured. New York Daily News

June 11, 2011 Updates

Giving in to the fatigue factor could spell disaster for a player's value, as the talent evaluators aren't grading on a curve no matter how many workouts a prospect has endured. Players like Harris and Williams have an even greater challenge, as they're both big-bodied young men who need a regimented diet to stay in playing shape. Life on the road, of course, doesn't make that very easy. "You learn to take care of your body, watch what you eat, eat the right foods and really prepare yourself for each workout going in, have the right mindset, have the right focus," said Harris, the 18-year-old, 6-foot-8 forward who trimmed down from 238 pounds to 223 this season after an ankle injury led to an increase in weight. "The main thing with me is eating enough food and continuing to eat once you're traveling and getting tired, staying hydrated." SI.com

Williams, who is listed at 6-9 and 250 pounds, is struggling to keep his weight down while on the road. "I can look at food and gain weight," Williams said of his metabolism. "I gained ... three or four pounds traveling on the road. It's been tough, because here [while working in Las Vegas] I was in a routine every day, eating the same things every day, same habits every day. "To go from that to being on the road, where you're always picking up something quick -- you can't ever make a meal like you can out here. It's definitely tough. Really, really tough." SI.com

June 2, 2011 Updates

Denver has the No. 22 pick in the June 23 draft. One of the more intriguing prospects to work out Wednesday was Jordan Williams, a 6-foot-10, 250-pound post from Maryland. He was joined by guards Iman Shumpert of Georgia Tech, Corey Fisher of Villanova, and Smith, who helped Duke win the 2010 NCAA title, as well as forwards Nikola Vucevic of USC and Malcolm Thomas from San Diego State. Denver Post

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Williams heard that feedback loud and clear from NBA scouts when he decided to leave school and he's spent the past six weeks in Vegas working on his body. The results are pretty impressive, as you can see here in this photo I tweeted Tuesday. He's lost 10 pounds, dropped from 13 percent body fat to 8 percent and really hasn't lost any strength but has gained quickness, explosiveness and agility in the process. He's also improved his jump shot over the course of the past six weeks as well. Williams might be slightly undersized for a center (he measured 6-8 3/4 in socks, 6-10 in shoes at Impact), but he's got a 6-11½ wingspan, is physical and is a proven commodity on the boards. ESPN.com

May 5, 2011 Updates

Jordan Williams' short stint as a college basketball player has come to a close. The former Torrington High and Maryland star has signed with an agent and will remain in the NBA draft, a source said. The news was first reported by the Washington Post on Wednesday afternoon. The Republican-American confirmed the report that Williams has signed with agent Andy Miller of New Jersey-based ASM Sports. rep-am.com

Williams, 20, all but confirmed the reports via Twitter, though as of late Wednesday afternoon he hadn't informed Maryland coach Gary Williams of his plans. "Thank you for all the support...it really means a lot!! It's been a dream to play in the NBA and now I finally have the opportunity!!" Jordan Williams tweeted. rep-am.com

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Former Maryland basketball player Cliff Tucker said -- and he's not the first -- that he won't be surprised if center Jordan Williams doesn't return to the Terps next season. "It seems like he’s ready to get out of here," Tucker told me Saturday when I asked about Williams. The Baltimore Sun

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