Deron said one of the things Lionel Hollins told the players today was that they'll have defined roles. Said they'll know what he'll expect.
Deron Williams is impressive in 5 on 5 scrimmage. Bogdanovic is with the starters.
Lionel Hollins has given days off to Deron Williams (today), Kevin Garnett, and Brook Lopez.
Kim Jong Un had surgery on both of his ankles, like Deron Williams.
Nets announce Kirilenko was out again today, as expected. Also said Deron Williams was given the day off, but only as a rest day.
Deron just hoisted a three in a scrimmage as the shot clock was about to expire and yelled, "Layup" after he let it fly. Hit nothing but net
Lionel Hollins: "Deron is a very good basketball player and Williams is going to prove that this year. And you guys are going to love him."
Deron: "I psyched myself out of a lot of games last year. ... I'm a point guard. If I'm 0-for-[f------] 9, I'm not shooting 20 more shots."
More Hollins on Deron: "It's about the Brooklyn Nets and this whole team. Deron is a big part of it as well as Joe is as well as Brook is.."
Hollins: "It's like it's about Deron. If Deron doesn't do this we can't win. If Deron doesnt play or he's hurt ... It's not about Deron."
Lionel Hollins also told us to embrace Deron Williams. I think everyone -- more importantly fans -- would if he plays like an All-Star again
Lionel Hollins just gave us impassioned chat about Deron, basically saying it's not all about him whether we want to believe it.
Deron Williams: "It's good to start training camp, especially when you missed it last season."
Lionel Hollins said he had subs for Deron and Brook so they didn't have to do every rep, but said Brook would go through light PM practice.
Deron Williams: "If we're healthy, I think we can do anything. That's the main thing."
Deron Williams on possible benefit of new voice in Hollins: "Sure. It's the fourth coach in three years, so hopefully it's the right voice."
Deron: "I feel like the east is wide open."
Deron Williams: "I was motivated last year, too. It just didn't work out the way I wanted it to."