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

Deron on Dallas: 'Just another game'

Deron Williams of the Nets looks on late

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DALLAS -- Deron Williams insists it’s no big deal.

Never mind the fact that he’s playing in a nationally-televised game in his hometown Wednesday night, taking the court at the American Airlines Center for the first time since spurning the Mavericks this offseason when he elected to re-sign with the Nets.

So what that Mark Cuban took a few shots at him in October, trying to explain how...

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D-Will done talking about Cuban, Mavs

Deron Williams talks to his teammates during practice

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Don't expect  Deron Williams to utter the words "Mark Cuban" or "Mavericks" any time soon.

The Nets All-Star point guard said after practice Wednesday that he's no longer discussing anything regarding Cuban or the Mavs. Williams isn't about to get into a back-and-forth with the Mavs owner after Cuban's latest retort.

"Don't even...

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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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