July 13, 2012 12:00 AM
LISTEN: Joe and Evan with Deron Williams and Billy King
Speaking at a news conference on Friday, general manager Billy King and coach Avery Johnson said that the Nets can be one of the top teams in the East, but they need a few more pieces to compete for an NBA Title.
The Nets, who saw a deal for Dwight Howard fall through earlier this week, have reshaped their woeful team since missing the playoffs for the fifth straight season.
They re-signed small forward Gerald Wallace and center Brook Lopez, in addition to signing veteran Jerry Stackhouse on a one-year deal. They also acquired forward Reggie Evans and are attempting to work out a deal with power forward Kris Humphries "
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At separate points, King and Coach Avery Johnson each unabashedly referred to the two All-Star guards as “the best backcourt in the N.B.A.” — a heady proclamation to make in the same week that Steve Nash joined Kobe Bryant. “They're good,” King said ...Read more
Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson, from left, players Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, and general manager Billy King pose for photographers during an NBA basketball news conference, Friday, July 13, 2012, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.Read more
I'm going to take a lot of pressure off him and it's going to be fun to play with him." Nets general manager Billy King called his new backcourt the "best in the NBA." "We have a Joe Johnson that can score and defend his position, you have Deron that ...Read more