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Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.

Cuban says Mavs better off without DWill, ticked at Kidd

Dallas Mavericks team owner Mark Cuban makes a

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Mark Cuban actually thinks his team is better off without Deron Williams.

No, really.

The Mavericks owner said that signing the All-Star point guard to a mega contract would have hampered Dallas' ability to surround him and Dirk Nowitzki with enough talent.

"In hindsight, I don't know if I would have been happy," told ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's "Ben & Skin Show"...

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Deron pleased Dwightmare is over, says it was getting 'old'

Deron Williams, center, in action during the men's

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Deron Williams is glad the Dwightmare is finally in the rearview mirror.

With Dwight Howard officially traded to the Lakers yesterday, the Nets can truly move on from their fruitless pursuit of the NBA's top center, something that's perfectly fine with the Nets All-Star point guard. 

“We went down that road a lot," he told reporters after Team USA's semifinal win over Argentina....

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Humphries excited to be Brooklyn-bound

New Jersey Nets' Kris Humphries (43) goes up

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – If ever there was someone who wanted to see this whole move to Brooklyn from New Jersey through, it’s Kris Humphries.

The power forward has been with the Nets since he was shipped to the Garden State from Dallas during the 2009-10 campaign. So he’s glad he finally has a little something positive to look forward to now. 

“I was with the team before we went...

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Nets sign Keith Bogans, Nazr Mohammed could be next

Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe, left, dunks over New

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Billy King continues to fill out the Brooklyn Nets' inaugural roster.

The Nets today announced they re-signed guard Keith Bogans, bringing him back into the fold after he only managed to play in five games with them in 2011-12 due to a season-ending ankle injury.

Bogans, a 6-5, 215-pounder and nine-year veteran, went down against the Pistons on Feb. 8.

Before coming to the Nets,...

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Wallace happy to be back, thinks Nets are a Top 5 team in East

New Jersey Nets' Gerald Wallace (45) goes up

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WASHINGTON -- Gerald Wallace didn't want to deal with a long, drawn-out process in this whole free agency thing.

As far as he was concerned, the sooner he could agree to a new deal, the better.

"Just go ahead and get it over with," the swingman said this afternoon on a conference call from Alabama, where he's running his third annual youth basketball camp. "I have more...

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Nets sign Watson to back up D-Will

C.J. Watson #7 of the Chicago Bulls drives

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WASHINGTON -- Avery Johnson said Friday that the Nets were still searching for a point guard to back up Deron Williams.

Looks like they've found their man.

The Nets signed C.J. Watson reportedly for two years at the veteran's minumum, and Watson is said to have a player option in the pact's second year. He was waived by the Bulls on Wednesday and drew interest from others. 

"We...

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Joe Johnson officially a Net

July 11, 2012 Hawks trade Joe Johnson to

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That All-Star backcourt Nets fans have been salivating about is truly here now.

The trade sending Joe Johnson from Atlanta to Brooklyn officially went through today, pairing Johnson with Deron Williams, the face of the franchise. Johnson was acquired in exchange for Anthony Morrow, Jordan Farmar, Johan Petro, Jordan Williams, DeShawn Stevenson, a 2013 first-round pick acquired from the Rockets,...

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Nets officially announce Gerald Wallace signing

New Jersey Nets' Gerald Wallace (45) goes up

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Keeping in tune with making deals official now that the league’s moratorium has been lifted, the Nets announced the re-signing of Gerald Wallace today.

Wallace, who turns 30 later this month, started in all 16 games he played in with the Nets last season after getting traded here from Portland for a first-round pick. In 35.8 minutes of action per game, the athletic 11-year veteran swingman...

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Deron Williams officially signs with Nets

DERON WILLIAMS, Guard NBA team: Brooklyn Nets Age:

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Deron Williams is truly the face of the Brooklyn Nets now.

The superstar point guard inked his new five-year, $98-million contract just after the NBA’s moratorium on player transactions was lifted at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. Williams, who mulled choosing between the Nets or his hometown Mavericks, signed the pact in Las Vegas where he’s training with the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team for...

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Kidd: Deron almost bolted home to Dallas

If the Knicks are able to sign Jason

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Everyone knows Deron Williams was torn while mulling his free agent decision, but Jason Kidd said Williams nearly took his talents home to Dallas rather than re-sign with the Nets.

Kidd, who played golf on Long Island with Williams last week leading into free agency, indicated that the Nets' recent flurry of roster moves might've been the difference in Williams ultimately electing to play...

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