Dallas native Deron Williams helps lead the Nets to a win over the defending champs.

Keywords: deron williams, brook lopez, nets, mavericks

The Nets started off strong following this weekends All Star break, knocking off the reigning champs by a final of 93-92. Former New Jersey great Jason Kidd had a chance to give the Mavs the win but failed to hit the buzzer beater. Brook Lopez, who missed most of the Nets season with a broken foot, had 38 points. The former Mr. Kardashian, Kris Humphries, had a double double with 15 rebounds. But the most important name swimming around Dallas was Deron Williams.


Williams has been rumored to reunite with his hometown team when he becomes a free agent this off season. This appears a lot more likely with the looming trade deadline and no Dwight Howard for the Nets. Williams wants to play for a contender, and with the Nets roster as is, it is far from a playoff team. If Deron does leave the Nets, it may be hard for them to gain much of a following when they move to Brooklyn next season.