Jordan Hill re-signs with Lakers: 2 years, $18 million

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The Lakers just need players. Just bodies. Period. They have depth at point guard now with the re-signing of Jordan Farmar and the trade for Jeremy Lin. Steve Nash is on his last legs, so I don’t know how much he really brings to the table to be honestly truthful. 

One thing’s for sure, the Lin trade and the Hill extension are using up what’s left of their cap space pretty quickly. And there’s still a lot of wholes to fill. Nash and Kobe Bryant have really turned out to be horrible contracts as they’re sucking up just so much cap space. Mitch Kupchack better have some novel ideas.

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Deron Williams scores Nets franchise record 57 on Bobcats

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Much like the night he dropped 38 on Jeremy Lin during the height of Linsanity, Deron Williams made a statement with his game. He put the point in point guard. I think D. Will has had enough with this Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul are the best point guards in the league talk.

Deron Williams scored a franchise-record 57 points to bring the New Jersey Nets to a 104-101 victory over the woeful Charlotte Bobcats last night. He entered the game averaging 21.7 ppg, but went 16-29 from the field and a perfect 21-21 from the free-throw line.

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Deron Williams schools Jeremy Lin by dropping 38 on him

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Deron Williams made a statement with his game. He said “welcome to the big boy table Jeremy Lin, this is how we do it here.” Or maybe “I’m getting sick of hearing about Linsanity, let’s silence it.”

The New York Knicks lost for the second time in the Lin era falling to the rival New Jersey Nets 100-92. Williams scored a season high 38, with eight 3s and 6 assists, absolutely putting a clinic on the international media sensation. And you might have seen this coming, given how D. Will reacted to questions about Lin a few days ago:

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Chicago Bulls: #1 Record in NBA, Despite Injuries to Rose, Deng, Noah, Boozer

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The Chicago Bulls have the best record in all the NBA at 15-3. They have a two and a half game lead in the Eastern Conference over Orlando, and only the 13-3 Oklahoma City Thunder have a winning percentage that comes close right now. The league’s reigning MVP Derrick Rose may not play tonight against Deron Williams and the 5-12 New Jersey Nets; he’ll be a game time decision. Luol Deng will sit out with a sprained left wrist. That means the Bulls, the team which had the best record in the NBA last year,  could be without their two best players.

Brook Lopez out 4-6 Weeks with Fractured Foot, Huge Blow to NJ Nets

Big, big time blow for the New Jersey Nets today. Fourth year center Brook Lopez fractured a metatarsal in his right foot and will have surgery tomorrow. Lopez was injured in the first half of Wednesday night’s preseason game against the New York Knicks. So even with a shortened to two game preseason, big injuries still happen in meaningless games.

Lopez’s injury usually has a 4-6 recovery period. As long as his convalescence suffers no major setbacks, he should  in February, an injury like this is especially brutal in a lockout shortened season.

Until this year, Lopez has never missed an NBA game in his entire career.

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Knicks and Nets Ticket Holders Seek Refund, Protest NBA Lockout!

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The spirit of Occupy Wall St. moves up to midtown tomorrow. The NBA lockout is alienating people left and right. If this continues, they’ll keep losing fans en masse all the way to next season. If there’s a season.

New York state Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D- 14th district) will join New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets fans and season ticketholders tomorrow, Wednesday November 23, 2011 at 12 pm as they request a full refund for the whole season due to the NBA Walkout.

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Does Former Illini Star Dee Brown have a Future Coaching Basketball? (Videos)

He’s one of the most iconic players in recent college basketball history, and the face of Illini basketball for half a decade. Dee Brown, an All-American, and winner of the 2006 Cousy Award (given to the nation’s best point guard) was the cover boy for SI’s 2005 March Madness issue. During that Final Four run, his “poppin your collar” move became a national trend. He didn’t invent; he just brought it back and made it huge.

As accomplished a college basketball player as Brown was, his NBA career is a microscopic footnote as best. He did score 10 points once in a Utah Jazz 2007 playoff game alongside his Illinois running mate Deron Williams, but that was pretty much it. He’s a fine overseas player, and he’ll continue contributing in those leagues for awhile, but what coaching after it’s all said and done?

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Deron Williams Spectacular Dunk in Alumni Game (Video)

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Last night the New Jersey Nets Deron Williams played basketball in front of a crowd for the first time since a wrist injury shut him down ot end the season. After the jump check out this bounce pass dunk to himself (this is soon to be a YouTube sensation) that got the air conditioningless arena rocking.

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Nets Deron Williams Takes to the Basketball Court Again

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In this summer of the NBA lockout, college basketball alumni games are more exciting than ever. We need to get our Basketball Jones somewhere.

And tonight we could find it in Champaign-Urbana as former Illinois Fighting Illini point guards Deron Williams and Demetri McCamey squared off against each other in the UI alumni game. Both are heading to Turkey for the 2011-2012 season and could go head-to-head against each other in the Central Asia later this year.

But tonight was about the alma mater, and Williams (11 points, game high 8 rebounds, game high 8 assists) impressed the Assembly Hall crowd with his drives to the whole, sweet passing, and most impressively: a bounce pass dunk to himself (this is soon to be a YouTube sensation) that got the air conditioningless arena rocking.

“You like that?” Williams asked the media after the all-star game.

Loved it.

“Thanks man. It was on the fly,” he continued. It was improvised, not planned.

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Trade to Nets Proves Deron Williams is NOT the NBA’s Best PG

For the last few seasons there has been a lively debate about the best point guard in the NBA. Prior to this season the discussion was mainly between Chris Paul and Deron Williams (Derrick Rose is now in the conversation). Now that Deron Williams has been traded to the New Jersey Nets for Devin Harris, Derrick Favors and two first round picks, it’s safe to say that the debate is over.

Deron Williams is definitely not the best point guard in the NBA.

By Peter Christian
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“Hey America, Piss Off,” from Cleveland


Cleveland, Ohio’s image has taken a beating in recent months. Really, Cleveland’s been taking a beating almost forty years now, but the LeBron James sweepstakes has intensified Cleveland bashing to an all-time high. And on behalf of Northern Ohio, I’d like to say something to the rest of America, “Piss off.”

By: Hans Hetrick

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New Jersey Nets need a LOT this offseason

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By David Kay

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