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Nets eager for Western swing

Paul Pierce runs during training camp at Duke.

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In a way, the Nets are eager to take a trek to the West Coast that begins Wednesday, wishful it’ll aid in curing their ills. Although they’ve come up short in each of their three appearances on the road so far, Paul Pierce believes this three-game swing through Sacramento, Phoenix and Los Angeles could be a positive step in expediting the jelling process.

Given they’re a work in progress,...

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The Morning After: Hey A.I., Practice was the Nets' Answer

Brook Lopez and Deron Williams celebrate a basket

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With all apologies to Allen Iverson, whose retirement tour brought him to the Barclays Center last Friday for the Nets’ tilt with the Heat, we’re talking about practice here.

In the aftermath of Sunday’s debacle in Orlando, when a bunch of zombies seemed to be masquerading around in black Brooklyn uniforms, the Nets say they ramped things up a notch or two or three in Monday’s practice. That,...

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Deron Williams encouraged, unsure about playing in preseason finale

Nets point guard Deron Williams speaks to reporters

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Coral Gables, Fla. -- Just for kicks, after he'd wrapped up his second full contact practice of the preseason Thursday afternoon, Deron Williams threw down a pair dunks.

First, Williams playfully dunked right-handed and then proceeded to do a reverse, testing his right ankle and doing so knowing the assembled media was in clear view. It may sound like nothing, but those pair of dunks represented...

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Nets ready for preseason opener

Nets' Paul Pierce, left, and Jason Terry watch

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WASHINGTON -- It's about that time.

Roughly around 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Nets shuffled through the bowels of the Verizon Center, preparing for the first game of what they hope is a long journey that runs deep into June. They're tipping off a new era when they meet the Wizards in their preseason opener, one that has them unsure just how long it's going to take for them to effectively mesh together.

"I...

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Nets leave Duke feeling satisfied

Nets general manager Billy King, left, talks with

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DURHAM, N.C. -- It's back to the Big Apple.

The Nets broke the early portion of training camp Saturday, proclaiming it a success. Five days of practice at Duke University are in the books, and they feel they got their work in before heading back home to prepare for Tuesday's preseason opener against the Wizards in Washington, D.C.

"I feel like we improved every day, both defenisvely...

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Kidd tricks Nets' quartet

Deron Williams, second from left, in the pool

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DURHAM, N.C. -- They got put in a trick.

Probably thinking they were going to be able to doing everything just short of sipping on some pina coladas, many of the Nets veterans were rather thrilled when coach Jason Kidd dispatched them to the pool during their Wednesday evening practice session.

Boy, were they apparently duped.

“Nah, see when we went down there, they made it seem...

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Deron Williams has sprained ankle, bone bruise

Deron Williams reacts late in the second half

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Deron Williams sprained his right ankle and suffered a bone bruise during a recent workout in Utah, but the Nets expect their star point guard to be ready when training camp opens in 12 days.

Williams overcame a rash of injuries and a slow start last season, regaining his form after the All-Star break. He battled through ankle injuries, taking three rounds of cortisone shots and undergoing...

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Jason Kidd: No more iso ball for Nets

Jason Kidd talks with the media following practice

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- It happened often.

Whether it was Deron Williams trying to create off the dribble all by his lonesome or the Nets simply throwing the ball to Joe Johnson or Brook Lopez and watching them operate while everyone stood around, there wasn't a whole lot of movement within the Nets' offense during their inaugural season in Brooklyn.

Jason Kidd wants that to change and he plans...

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Nets will play regular-season game in London

Deron Williams (8) and Brook Lopez (11) celebrate

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The Nets are headed to London.

Brooklyn will take on the Hawks in a regular-season matchup Jan. 16 at the O2 Arena, the NBA announced Tuesday. The contest is part of the league's Global Games, another initiative to help promote the brand internationally.

Tickets go on sale in October.

“It is always an honor to represent the league overseas,” Deron Williams said in a statement....

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Nets hope to turn pressure around on Bulls

CHICAGO -- They’re back at the scene of that epic collapse, ready to truly put brutal triple-overtime loss here five days ago on the backburner.

But if the Nets are going to keep their season from coming to an abrupt end, they’ll have to find a way to get a victory at the United Center -- something they’ve failed to do four previous times this season -- when they meet the Bulls in Game 6 of...

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