Results for tag: Shawne Williams
Posted by: Al Iannazzone on Dec 16, 2011 at 06:35:35 PM

The Nets made Williams happy and will be able to keep him beyond this season. We’re talking about Shawne Williams, not Deron.

Shawne was given a two-year deal by the Nets, which was a good signing. He can play both forward spots and no matter if Brook Lopez is in the middle or Dwight Howard, Shawne Williams is going to get plenty of open looks in the corner. Deron Williams will make Shawne Williams a better player.

Deron Williams will make all of the Williamses on the Nets better. There are four now, but with all due respect to Shawne, Jordan and Sheldon, only one really matters.

The preseason opens Saturday against the Knicks, the regular season next week, and nothing has changed for the Nets. The roster looks a little different, but they still haven’t assembled one that

Posted by: Al Iannazzone on Dec 2, 2011 at 01:46:45 PM

After such a long lockout-generated layoff, it’s busy season in the NBA and the Nets should be among the busiest teams.

They have the money – up to about $24 million for free agency – the star point guard and some assets to at least be in the conversation to acquire Dwight Howard.

Negotiations for players and free agents should heat up over the weekend and early next week, building to the expected opening of camps Dec. 9. Here are some pressing issues concerning the Nets and their roster and one major issue that seems to be put to rest – for now.
D-Will Won’t
Deron Williams’ agent Jeff Schwartz said yesterday what many people were already thinking, including Nets execs: his client won’t sign an extension with the Nets and will become

Posted by: Al Iannazzone on Jan 11, 2010 at 05:25:50 PM

The Nets completed their awaited trade with the Mavericks today, sending Eduardo Najera to Dallas for Kris Humphries and Shawne Williams. Now watch the 3-34 Nets’ fortunes turn.

It's another fringe transaction that doesn’t really affect anything but their bottom line and future flexibility. It’s about getting younger and more assets without infringing upon their cash for free agents this summer. Last week, the Nets bought out Rafer Alston and got Chris Quinn, a 2012 second round pick and cash from the Heat.

Najera is a better player than Humphries, but he just wasn’t the right fit with the Nets. He would have been better suited for some of the teams that featured Jason Kidd and Vince Carter, a veteran that could have helped them defensively against good teams