Nets’ King, Johnson: Team Can Be Contender In East, But Needs More To Win NBA Title

July 13, 2012 12:00 AM

Nets’ King, Johnson: Team Can Be Contender In East, But Needs More To Win NBA Title
" NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Re-signing point guard Deron Williams and acquiring shooting guard Joe Johnson have given the Brooklyn Nets an All-Star backcourt that can get the franchise back to the playoffs in its first season in Brooklyn.

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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