Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
Deron Williams has made his decision: he's Brooklyn bound.
The free agent point guard announced his choice on Twitter just after 7 p.m., ending the Nets' lengthy courtship. Ever since they traded for him in February of last year, the Nets tried to sell Williams on the prospect of starting something new in Brooklyn and being the face of franchise.
Now, that'll be the case when the Nets...Read more »
Getting Joe Johnson might not preclude the Nets from landing Dwight Howard after all.
The Nets are once again engaged in trade taks with the Magic, trying to acquire Howard to give them their own version of the Big Three, according to several reports. The proposed deal would send Howard to Nets for Brook Lopez and Kris Humpries -- both in sign and trades -- along with promising guard MarShon...Read more »
Billy King said he didn't think it would be hard to get a new deal done with Gerald Wallace.
Apparently, the Nets GM was right.
Wallace has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $40 million pact, making him one of the first players to agree to terms here on the first day of free agency. Teams can't actually sign free agents until July 11, when the NBA's moratorium on player transactions...Read more »
Billy King's thought process regarding his star free agent point guard hasn't changed one bit over these last few weeks.
The Nets GM thinks his chances of re-signing Deron Williams are relatively good and should know if that will be the case not long after free agency kicks off at midnight July 1.
"I’ll stick with the same thing: I haven’t wavered or changed," King said. "I’m not over...Read more »
Rob Hennigan's top priority at the moment is to look for a new coach, but the Orlando Magic's new GM also has another hefty task that's staring him squarely in the face.
Sorting his way through the Dwightmare.
Dwight Howard reportedly wants out of Orlando, and prefers to be shipped here to Brooklyn so he can team with Deron Williams and start something new with the Nets. Hennigan said...Read more »
Jason Kidd in Brooklyn as the Nets' backup point guard?
It could happen, if you believe Kidd. Speaking this afternoon on "The Michael Kay Show" on ESPN NY's 98.7FM, the soon-to-be free agent certainly left open the possibility of setting up shop somewhere in the metro area next season as a member of the Nets or Knicks.
"I wouldn't mind either one," Kidd said. "They...Read more »
Looks like the Dwightmare could be in full force once again relatively soon.
Three months after waiving his early termination option and saying he wanted to remain in Orlando, Dwight Howard wants to be traded to the Nets by next Thursday, according to Yahoo! The report says Howard's desire is to come to Brooklyn so he can pair with Deron Williams.
The point guard is expected to opt out...Read more »
As longtime Newsday staffer Mark Herrmann astutely noted one day recently, it's been 36 years since Newsday covered the Nets on a full-time basis, something that coincided with their move from Nassau County to New Jersey in 1977.
That's about to change soon.
With the Nets' move to Brooklyn complete and the franchise set to begin play in the $1 billion Barclays Center in the fall, they're...Read more »