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  1. First real tests of new labor deal will be Howard, Paul, Williams

    Nov 17, 2011, 10:21 AM EDT

    Deron Williams, Avery Johnson, Billy King

    Chris Bosh is right. Part of what is fueling this hardline stance by owners is about Miami and New York. This is what I mean. What LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony did last year shook small market owners to their core. Those guys pay the bills for owners, yet franchise cornerstones moved on…

  2. Deron Williams is frustrated the union hasn’t already decertified

    Nov 6, 2011, 11:31 AM EDT

    Deron Williams

    You’re going to be seeing a lot of reactions to the dramatics of Saturday night’s end to talks. Some players will likely just say that they want to play; it’s not that they want to cave, they’re just tired of the whole damn thing and don’t think it’s worth it. You’re going to see a…

  3. Deron Williams, Nets GM King not hurt in Turkish earthquake

    Oct 24, 2011, 9:44 AM EDT

    Deron Williams

    The 7.2 earthquake that has devastated Turkey has cost more than 260 lives (and that count is still climbing), wounded thousands and many more left homeless and in need of assistance. It’s natural in this kind of situation to wonder about people we know in the area, and that led many to ask on twitter…

  4. Nets GM Billy King takes trip to see locked-out Deron Williams play in Turkey

    Oct 22, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

    Deron Williams, Avery Johnson, Billy King

    This is one of those “We wish this wasn’t a story, but it’s probably going to be because the inmates are running the NBA asylum” kind of deals. So you’re aware that the NBA’s got pretty strict rules about league personnel meeting with, cavorting with, hanging out with, or really being in the same place…

  5. Deron Williams is blogging from Turkey and playing some 2-guard

    Oct 20, 2011, 6:29 PM EDT

    New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Willia

    New Jersey Nets guard Deron Williams is over in Turkey, playing pro basketball for Beskitas, and he’s blogging about the whole experience on his website. Here’s a quick excerpt: This is my first year playing international ball, so I’m still just trying to figure everything out with regard to my role. Obviously I’ve played in…

  6. What the Knicks should do when the lockout ends…

    Oct 11, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Miami Heat

    This is the latest installment of PBT’s series of “What your team should do when the lockout ends.” Up next is the Miami Heat. You can also check out our thoughts on other NBA teams here as we work our way through all 30 squads. Last season: Quite the wild ride for ye old Knickerbockers last season.…

  7. Don’t expect a flood of NBA players to head to Europe now

    Oct 11, 2011, 11:50 AM EDT

    New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Willia

    For a lot of players, the reality of the lockout came crashing down on them in the last 24 hours. Those same players have been giving lip service to the idea of heading overseas if the lockout dragged on, and you can bet some agents’ phones rang off the hook Monday night. Those players are…

  8. Just when the players need them most, overseas offers are more difficult than ever

    Oct 8, 2011, 9:23 AM EDT

    New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Willia

    The big trend for players to go overseas was thought of, if not as a great equalizer in the lockout leverage game, then at least as a decent option of last resort. The players need to be able to show the owners they don’t need the only game in town. That’s pretty difficult on its…

  9. Might Nets try to go big, get a center for twin towers look?

    Oct 7, 2011, 3:21 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets

    The Nets have a lot of challenges to deal with when the lockout ends. And they have ticking clock — Deron Williams can opt out and walk at the end of the season if he wants. Most people — including we here at PBT — think at upgrade at the two forward spots makes the…

  10. What the Nets should do when the lockout ends…

    Oct 7, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    Deron-Williams

    PBT is working its way through what every team in the NBA should do when the NBA lockout ends. To see all the teams we’ve done so far, click here. Today, we talk New Jersey Nets. Last season in New Jersey: Remember when the Nets were going to get John Wall, and if that didn’t happen,…

  11. Deron Williams not impressing anyone in Europe so far

    Oct 6, 2011, 8:04 AM EDT

    New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Willia

    Deron Williams has not looked good. At all. There is no sugar coating it. A few games in playing for Turkish side Besiktas, the biggest name in the NBA to sign overseas has not impressed anyone. Williams led Besiktas into the EuroCup last week, which is a second tier tournament that took place in Belgium,…

  12. Who will be on Team USA for 2012 London Olympics?

    Sep 24, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

    Olympics Day 16 - Basketball

    Mike Krzyzewski — head coach of Team USA — has some brutal choices ahead of him next summer. Team USA is in the 2012 London Olympics and will come in the heavy favorite, but there are some other very good teams out there that could push the USA — Spain and Argentina come to mind,…

  13. Deron Williams begins play with Besiktas in Turkey

    Sep 12, 2011, 1:50 AM EDT

    Deron-Williams

    Despite many, many people’s predictions that Deron Williams would never play a minute for Besiktas, the Turkish team based in Istanbul, Williams in fact started his tenure with Besitkas this weekend. From NetsDaily on Saturday: Deron Williams adventure began earlier than expected Saturday when his Besiktas Black Eagles beat perennial Euroleague power Montepaschi Siena, 93-91, in…

  14. By the way, Deron Williams still is not in Turkey. Yet.

    Sep 7, 2011, 12:01 PM EDT

    Deron-Williams

    Deron Williams is by far the biggest name to sign overseas, and there were reports last week he was due to land in Turkey and start working out with his new team Besiktas. But not yet. Soon, but not yet. He may get there today, reports Hoopsworld. Deron Williams was supposed to arrive in Turkey…

  15. Deron Williams’ wrist still not all the way back

    Aug 29, 2011, 10:38 AM EDT

    Deron Williams, Larry Sanders

    Deron Williams was in Utah last weekend playing dodgeball. He was playing for charity. Not exactly the high stakes of playing dodgeball to save your gym from being bought by Globo-Gym, but still a very worthy cause. Williams was playing with Kyle Korver, C.J. Miles and Wesley Mathews. And he spoke with the Salt Lake…

  16. If you thought Phil Jackson was weird, check out Turkish coaches

    Aug 25, 2011, 12:42 PM EDT

    Deron Williams

    Phil Jackson did some pretty out-of-the-box things as a coach — group meditation and drum beating to get his team focused and unified. That whole Zen thing of letting teams find their own way by not calling timeouts. But he has nothing on what is going on in Turkey. That is where Deron Williams and…

  17. Winderman: Why agents are pushing overseas options

    Aug 17, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT

    NBA London 2011 -  New Jersey Nets v Toronto Raptors

    The flights are mostly one way, west to east. Everyone seemingly is going to Europe or beyond, amid the lockout. We appreciate the incentive for the players, the opportunity to stay sharp, find competition, earn a few pennies on their typical NBA dollars. But they are not alone in this process. It also is one…

  18. Kobe Bryant breaks off negotiations with Turkish squad

    Aug 12, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    Kobe Bryant is not going to Turkey. But other suitors still are seeking him out. Kobe and his agent Rob Pelinka met with representatives of Besiktas last week and the talks have broken off because the two sides could not reach a financial deal, reports Sportando.net. According to Obrad Fimic of Alti Sport who was…

  19. Europe’s best teams still hesitant to sign NBA stars

    Aug 9, 2011, 3:07 PM EDT

    Deron-Williams

    We keep hearing rumors that there is going to be a flood of NBA players signing overseas soon — including some All-Star level players. If it happens — and that’s a big if — they still will not be signing with the best teams in Europe. They will be signing with the also-rans of the…

  20. Deron Williams looks pretty healthy… while dunking

    Aug 7, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

    Deron Williams

    Deron Williams had a wrist injury at the end of the season. It wasn’t a big deal, but some clean-up surgery was necessary. With Williams signing in Turkey, even with the insurance he revealed he’s obtained, there’s still some concern about what condition he’s in. Judging from this highlight clip from the Illinois Alumni Game…

  21. Video: Deron Williams and Kyle Korver play dodgeball

    Aug 4, 2011, 10:26 PM EDT

    Korver-Dodgeball

    For a Thursday evening nightcap, we bring you a couple NBA stars playing Dodgeball. Kyle Korver and Deron Williams took part in an anual dodgeball charity fundraiser — Dodge Barrage — in Utah last year. Below we have the video (hat tip to Dime Mag for this). They second one is coming up Aug. 27…

  22. Report: Kobe to meet with Turkish club Thursday

    Aug 3, 2011, 9:55 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Bryant walks off the court after Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference semi-final basketball playoff against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas

    He’s not going. But when Kobe Bryant said the other day he had not talked to Beşiktaş officials in weeks, with his next breath he said he’d listen to offers — “I’m just waiting for my phone to ring.” Now Beşiktaş is calling and the two sides will meet Thursday, according to multiple reports out…

  23. Jordan Farmar in talks to play in Israel for Maccabi Haifa

    Aug 2, 2011, 1:08 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v New Jersey Nets

    Looks like the Nets may have both of their point guards playing overseas during the lockout. Deron Williams will be playing in Istanbul, and now his backup Jordan Farmar is in serious talks to play for Maccabi Haifa in Israel, reports Mark Stein at ESPN. Farmar has one more year left on his deal with…

  24. Report: There is no chance Kobe is playing in Turkey

    Jul 31, 2011, 3:01 PM EDT

    NBA basketball player Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers smiles to fans upon his arrival at a stadium during his 2011 China Tour in Changsha

    This never made a lot of sense to us anyway — why would Kobe Bryant, a man obsessed with winning another NBA ring, risk injury and put more mileage on his knees to play in Turkey for Besiktas (the team that signed Deron Williams)? Still reports surfaced that he was to meet Saturday with the…

  25. Nets betting on Brooklyn, new building to sell free agents

    Jul 28, 2011, 11:21 AM EDT

    Arena Atrium Barclay Center Brooklyn

    Sometimes, franchises need to change from the ground up. That’s what the New Jersey Nets are doing — new owner (a billionaire Russian playboy), a new star player in Deron Williams (who they are trying to keep) and a new building. The Nets were showing off that new building — the $1 billion Barclay’s center,…

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