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Billy King: "It’s going to take a while before they start playing well together”

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Chemistry doesn't always produce a quick reaction, and Billy King told WFAN Thursday that he expects it will take a while before the Nets have mixed well and congealed.

"It’s going to take a while before they start playing well together," said King, adding of his two biggest new additions. "They’ll get their rhythm as they play with their teammates. I like what they brought to the table — with their leadership and their play. They’re only going to get better."

One big help, he said, is that by Sunday's game, vs. the Magic in Orlando, Deron Williams will have lost his minutes restriction.

"His minutes will increase tomorrow. By Sunday, he’ll be back to his normal minutes," said the Nets GM.

One example of how the chemistry will take some time, said King, was how the Nets started out in Cleveland.

"We had good ball movement and then we got away from that. This was the first time the starting five had played together in a game. I was surprised at how well we starting out the game, but I knew we’d come back down and we’d be in a dogfight. It’s going to take a while before they start playing well together."

The Nets added seven players this off-season after adding 11 last season.