It's all about Deron Williams Thursday: the ankle injury, the Dodge Barrage and an interview with Yahoo! Sports in which he says the Nets have a chance for a championship and that he expects to learn from his coach and his new teammates, all of whom have a title already.
"We have a lot of work to do -- we haven’t even played a preseason game yet," Williams told Yahoo. "But that’s our ultimate goal, to win a championship, and we feel like if, down the line, everything happens right, we have a chance."
D-Will admitted he didn't feel that way last season. "It’s great to feel like you can win a title, you can compete for a title, going into the season," Williams tells Yahoo's ThePostGame. "It’s been a while since I really felt like that."
Of the players, he said, " Everything. I’m looking forward to playing with them, getting to know them and just learning from them. They’re three guys that all have a championship. I’m excited to learn about leadership about just being a professional."