Deron Williams

Kent Bazemore of Lakers falls down while blocking Xaviwer Henry during the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets at Staples Center on February 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Lakers Fall To Nets In Collins’ Debut, 108-102

Jason Collins played his first game with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night, becoming the first openly gay active player in the four major U.S. professional sports leagues.

02/23/2014

Gerald Wallace (credit: Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: 4 Unresolved Issues Ahead Of Brooklyn’s Playoff Debut

The time for experimenting is over. P.J. Carlesimo has to play his best guys for as long as they can go.

04/17/2013

Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers is congratulated by teammates during the game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Brooklyn Nets at Staples Center on March 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Paul’s 29 Points Help Clippers Beat Nets 101-95

After going 4-4 in their previous eight games, the Los Angeles Clippers were looking to set a tone for themselves before heading out on their last big road trip before the playoffs.

03/24/2013

MANCHESTER, UK - JULY 19: Andre Iguodala #9 of the 2012 US Men's Senior National Team shoots during an exhibition game against Great Britain's Men's team at the Manchester Arena on July 19, 2012 in Manchester, UK. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

USA Basketball Beats Great Britain By 40

Deron Williams was in, Carmelo Anthony out, and both were better for it. Of course, it wouldn’t have mattered what lineup the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team used against an inexperienced and overmatched opponent.

07/19/2012

Deron Williams #8 of the New Jersey Nets brings the ball up court in the second half against the Philadelphia 76ers at Prudential Center on April 10, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Deron Williams Stays With Nets For $98 Million

Deron Williams is moving to Brooklyn with the Nets, instead of back home to Dallas.

07/03/2012

USA's Deron Williams (L) vies with Spain's Pau Gasol  during their men's basketball gold medal match Spain against The US of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 24, 2008 at the Olympic basketball Arena in Beijing.   AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX

Report: Nets Uninterested In Trading Deron Williams For Pau Gasol

With the Lakers examining the long-term future of Pau Gasol and it not looking likely that the 7-foot Spaniard will be rocking the yellow and purple long-term, the thought has of course turned to what superstar the Lakers can acquire to return them to elite status. After all, this team does not rebuild. It reloads. With giant cannons.

05/25/2012

Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers

Report: Kobe Breaks Off Talks With Besiktas

For the 15th time, it looks like Kobe’s great Turkish adventure isn’t happening.

08/13/2011

Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

FIBA Will Clear NBA Players To Play Overseas

Basketball’s governing body says it will clear NBA players under contract to play in its leagues during the lockout, as long as they return once it’s over.

07/29/2011

2010 NBA All-Star Practice

Turkish Team Besiktas Wants Kobe, Williams

Ergin Ataman, coach of Besiktas, confirmed that the team had reached an agreement with Williams and also said his club had its eye on an even higher-profile target: Los Angeles Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant.

07/07/2011

Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Clippers

Griffin Pours In 35 Points In Clippers’ Loss To Utah

Deron Williams had 26 points and nine assists, and the Utah Jazz got significant contributions from reserves C.J. Miles and Francisco Elson down the stretch to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-97 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory.

11/28/2010

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