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

Deron: With Gerald hurt, it's next man up

Nets' Gerald Wallace loses his balance as he

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Call it a weird phenomenon.

Seems like as soon as the Nets get one of their key injured players going again, someone else gets hurt. That was the case again Wednesday night in Boston, when Gerald Wallace went down in the second quarter.

The veteran small forward, who has been struggling mightily offensively since the All-Star break, suffered a left heel contusion and...

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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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P.J.: You can always figure out Deron's emotions

Interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo of the Brooklyn

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Deron Williams makes it rather easy to get a good read on his emotions.

Whether it's by body language, facial expressions, hand gestures or the old fashioned way -- verbally -- the Nets point guard is going to offer some pretty good insight on how he's feeling at that particular moment.

"It's funny," interim coach P.J Carlesimo said Friday on ESPNNY 98.7FM's "Stephen A....

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Deron: My ankles don’t hurt

Nets guard Deron Williams drives to the basket

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- When Deron Williams emerged from the locker room at the PNY Center after his post-practice shower, he was sporting a white T-shirt with two words on it.

Running sucks.

At least when Williams does that now, it’s not as painful. The platelet rich plasma therapy procedure he received leading into the All-Star break has really taken affect, and Williams admitted...

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Deron: I have to take better care of the ball

Deron Williams wipes his face during the first

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deron Williams' numbers are up in many key statistical areas over the past few weeks.

But there's one number that's still irking him: turnovers. Williams is averaging 3.6 turnovers per game since the All-Star break, up from the 2.8 per game clip average through the season's first 50 games.

No doubt, that's alarming and he's fully aware it can't continue.

"I...

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Sore heel will sideline Joe Johnson tonight

Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets celebrates his

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Turns out Deron Williams isn't then only member of the Nets' starting backcourt who's banged up.

Barely two hours after Williams revealed that Thursday's regularly-scheduled round of cortisone shots marked the third time he's had them this season -- the public thinking was he only had one round previously -- Billy King said Joe Johnson won't play versus the Rockets Friday night.

The...

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Nets aware of the Wall

Joe Johnson celebrates with teammates after hitting the

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WASHINGTON -- When the Nets blew through the nation's capital a few weeks ago, just days before President Obama's second inauguration, they escaped with a wild double-overtime win, all thanks to Joe Johnson's game-winner.

And the Wizards didn't even have John Wall available that night.

But that won't be the case Friday night when they meet Washington again at the Verizon Center. Wall...

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Nets ink Damion James to 10-day deal

Al Horford #15 of the Atlanta Hawks shoots

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Damion James is set for another tour of duty with the Nets.

The team announced Sunday morning that they've signed the small forward to a 10-day contract. James, who was playing for the NDBL's Bakersfield (Calif.) Jam, was with the Nets in 2010-11 and 2011-12. He'll fill the roster void left when the Nets waived Josh Childress late last month.

The Nets originally acquired James in a 2010...

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After wakeup call, Nets looking for statement wins

Interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo of the Brooklyn

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SAN ANTONIO -- The Nets are laying off that snooze button.

Since Avery Johnson's dismissal, albeit coming in games against the Bobcats and Cavaliers, there appears to be a new sense of purpose. They're 2-0 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo, a mark they'll look to improve on Monday night when they meet the Spurs here deep in the heart of Texas.

"The Avery thing was a big wake up...

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Avery has no problem with Deron's thoughts on Nets' system

Deron Williams goes to the hoop for a

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Deron Williams didn't need to have a sitdown with Avery Johnson Tuesday morning to discuss his Monday comments regarding the Nets' offensive system.

"There's nothing to it," Williams said following the team's shootaround at the Barclays Center as they prepared for their matchup with his old team, the Jazz. "[The media] asked me about Utah. I'm not going to bad mouth Utah. I...

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