Deron Williams told reporters during the Olympics that he couldn’t wait for September to come so he could get his teammates together a week or so before the official start of training camp to start “workin” and getting to know one another. As per the tweet from @deronwilliams today with the picture above attached it shows he is true to his word and has his guys in the gym working hard.
This is a great sign for all Brooklyn Nets fans as it shows that this “new era” in Nets basketball is “focused” and “committed’ to winning and bringing home that NBA Championship.
Keep it up boys…..
This PG from Kansas may just be the breakout player of the 2012 Draft (41st). Tyshawn Taylor (@tyshawntaylor) was selected by the Portland Trailblazers with the 41st pick in the 2012 NBA Draft before being traded to Brooklyn for cash considerations. Many teams passed on him draft night and I have a funny feeling that many will regret that decision as Taylor is a gritty and hard-nosed PG that will surely learn a ton from an All Star like Deron Williams and turn the draft snub into a source of motivation. The Hoboken native should feel right at home in Brooklyn and with the right coaching could just be a top Rookie in 2013. Stay tuned….
“If the Nets truly found a home in Brooklyn — and not just an extension of Madison Square Garden — they’ll find out on the first day of the season. The Brooklyn Nets will open up their inaugural campaign at the Barclays Center against the Knicks on Nov. 1 in a nationally televised game at 7 p.m., a source confirmed. It’s a surprising move, and perhaps a dangerous one for the Nets, who are trying to establish themselves as Brooklyn’s team in historically Knicks territory. The Knicks will then play the Miami Heat at home Nov. 2 on ESPN, according to the Miami Herald.”
More from Bondy’s conversation with Deron Williams:
“Deron Williams said playing the Heat, not the Knicks, would bring the most excitement to the season opener.”
The Official NBA schedule comes out Thursday July 26th @7pm on NBA TV
Kurt Helin of Basketball Talk says that Deron Williams thinks the Nets are just fine and can handle the added stress and pressure of the coming weeks with Trade rumors to start flying….
“We’ve had a lot of injuries, a lot of things to fight through,” Williams said. “I think we’re a pretty resilient team.
“Guys have been pretty much dealing with this all season. It’s not like it really hasn’t been a big focus (for us), there are frequently asked questions out there. I think guys have handled it well all year and we’re going to do keep doing it. That’s our job.”
According to Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel, there is a rumor going around that would see Dwight Howard, Hedo Turkoglu and Jameer Nelson go to the Los Angeles Lakers for Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum.
Also a third team, possibly the Raptors, would send Jose Calderon to Orlando. It’s not sure what Orlando would give up although they could re-route Gasol to Toronto.
The newspaper got a hold of Magic CEO Alex Martins who denied that report.
The Magic, including owner Rich DeVos have stated they won’t deal Howard because they believe the All-Star center will re-sign with them in the summer.
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