Deron Williams was asked, as expected, about Gerald Wallace's comments that he's lost confidence in his shot and feels that his coaches and teammates have lost confidence in him.
“He needs to stop talking about it, just like I had to stop talking about my injuries and my shooting with you guys," D-Will said after practice on Monday at PNY Center. As reported by Josh Newman of SNY, Williams added, “It just weighs on you. You come in every day and you gotta hear about why you’re missing shots, it’s gonna start creeping in your head. That’s why I don’t talk about my injuries and I don’t like to talk about shooting with you guys and that’s why I feel like he shouldn’t either.”
P.J. Carlesimo also remarked on Tim Bontemps' exclusive. “I address it with him, not with you guys,”said the Nets interim coach.
Beyond that, it was all about health. It's that time of year. Everyone is banged up: knees, ankles, wrists, backs. Some teams like the Heat have the luxury of giving their injured players games off. The Nets are still working at seeding, and homecourt advantage. Besides, they have only two players with serious enough issues to rest them.
So the Nets rested Joe Johnson Monday. He's 9-of-27 from the floor since he returned from heel and quadriceps injuries.
"I think Joe's health is the biggest concern," Carlesimo said. "If Joe's healthy, then we're fine."
However, Keith Bogans, who is 1-of-18 (thee points total) in the past five games, is questionable for the Sixers game Tuesday, due to a tight lower back.
- Deron Williams Weighs In On Gerald Wallace Comments - Josh Newman - SNY Nets
- Gerald Wallace's confidence hits all-time low - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Joe Johnson takes 'rest day' - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Joe Johnson’s health key for Brooklyn Nets’ playoff prospects as postseason approaches - Mitch Abramson - New York Daily News
Nets Practice, with Playoff Prep in Mind (Video) - Ben Couch - Brooklyn Nets