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Nets to play Sixers in Atlantic City in preseason opener

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They're calling it the "Boardwalk Classic."

The Nets and Sixers are set to meet at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall in their Oct. 13 preseason matchup, Philadelphia announced at a press conference today. The location for the contest had been listed as TBA ever since the preseason schedules were released last week.

It's the Nets' preseason opener and will represent the first time...

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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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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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Deron chooses Brooklyn over Dallas

UPDATE: Williams re-signed with the Nets. DERON WILLIAMS

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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...

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Nets re-sign Wallace and other happenings/rumors

New Jersey Nets' Gerald Wallace (45) goes up

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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...

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Welcome back, Nets fans

Brooklyn Nets basketball player Brook Lopez tries on

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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...

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