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@Max Weisberg @jrwilliamsnba @Devin Kharpertian In all fairness, Terry and Pierce are terrible. Williams and Kirilenko are big losses. Even the diminished form of Williams is worlds better than Livingston and Taylor, and having Kirilenko would be so huge on both sides of the floor.
1 week, 2 days ago on Nets get Garnett they traded for in win
@jrwilliamsnba Nets were playing on the second half a road b2b, had to travel from Houston to Memphis after their game against the Rockets, missing three of their top six players and another rotation player, Brook was playing only his second game after missing two weeks with a bad ankle...
Memphis was at home after having two days to rest and prepare. Yes, they were missing two of their top three players.
Every team has excuses every game, be it injury, lack of rest and/or practice, etc. Part of the NBA, dude.
@M I K E If they don't go overboard on resting guys, then I think 60 is in the realm of possibility. This team won 49 games last year, and now this year we have a (hopefully) 100% D-Will for the entire season, HUGE HUGE HUGE upgrades at the forward spots (HUGE!), and a much better bench.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Nets close out Heat, and preseason, with blowout victory: <br />Ten Final Thoughts
@NJBK44 I saw a Bondy tweet that quoted Deron as saying he's "jumping like J-Kidd" right now. Obviously, he's exaggerating and joking around, but it seems like his lift isn't the best right now. Hopefully that gets a lot better in a week.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Deron Williams returns to contact
Nice. Assuming that he's 85%-90% right now, he has another 7 days to get to 100%, and I think he could get close. I mean, even if he sits out that Cleveland game, I think the Nets could still win. The only healthy above-average players that they really have are Irving and Varejao (I think he's healthy). Unless Irving completely goes off, then I think they Nets have a pretty good chance at getting a win.
This whole injury saga is really, really, really weird. Why do they have to be so cryptic and mysterious? If it's something more serious than they've been letting on to, then just come out with it. Why not?
I still think that their just being cautious, overly cautious, even, and that he'll be good to go next week, but this whole thing is just strange.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Deron Williams’s frustration mounts as season inches closer
I thought Garnett was the tough guy, I didn't know that Pierce was like that. I loved his physical play, and it was just a preseason game.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Garnett, Pierce fire back at LeBron: “Tell LeBron to worry about the Miami Heat”
I like Johnson and Gutierrez. I think I'd rather have Gutierrez over Taylor, and maybe even Johnson over Toko, even though I think that Toko could be a solid role player down the line.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Nets waive Gary Forbes
@M I K E @drago2715 He sprained it while working out. It's not like he was just casually strolling down the street and hurt it. It could have happened to anybody.
If you're not 100% for a preseason game, then you don't play. If this was the regular season, then I think he'd most likely be out there, and he'd definitely play if this was the playoffs.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Nets waive Marko Jaric
Could this mean Williams is close to coming back? Now Livingston and Gutierrez are the only active point guards on the roster.
@M I K E I'd play him with Kirilenko at the forward spots. Mirza can then play SF on offense and PF on defense.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Nets win a preseason laugher over Sixers
And also, is there any word on Deron yet? Is he definitely out or will he be a game-time decision?
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Nets win a preseason laugher over Sixers
If Livingston and Mirza can play like this during the regular season, then it'd be huge. Those are two players that nobody expected much from.
@M I K E I think that they're just being as cautious as possible about it. I think it was Bondy who brought up a good point: it's better to have to take some time to integrate Williams into the lineup to start the season than to have him injured to start the season.
I agree that he's the most important player on this team. He's the best player and he has the weakest backups.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Could Deron Williams miss the start of the season?
I'd put it at 75-25 that he plays.
If it takes longer than 6-7 weeks for his ankle to heal, which is what it will be by opening night, then this injury was and is a lot more serious than we've been led to believe.
@universal Here's the video I was referring to: http://instagram.com/p/fTAnTgojr-/
He looks to be in incredible shape, and he's finally wearing high tops! We still have three weeks. I think he'll be fine.
2 months ago on Brooklyn Nets injury updates, 10.10.2013
@universal @drago2715 If everything played out exactly the same, then he still would have hurt his ankle even if he did have surgery. He turned it while working out; surgery would not have prevented that.
If the team doctors didn't feel it was necessary, then it probably wasn't necessary. I'm sure that the team would have forced him to have it if they really wanted him to.
Williams just posted a clip on Instagram of him working out, and he looks good. He looks to be in the best shape of his life. That's such a cliche, but seriously, he does. He always looked a bit chunky, but now he's really trim and cut.
As far as his ankle goes...I'm still not too worried yet. He had that MRI which we never heard the results of, but I take that as a "no news is good news" situation. It'd be nice if he could get some time in with the starters, but he needs to be ready for the regular season. I think that six weeks is long enough to heal a regular sprained ankle, and that seems to be what he has.
@yankees1 Anderson has no reason to be angry. He went unsigned until a month into free agency, and he signed a minimum deal knowing he'd be playing behind Johnson, Pierce, Terry, and Kirilenko.
2 months ago on Because of course it did