Bernucca: At $100 million, Deron Williams may be damaged goods

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Let’s, for a moment, put aside some of the perceptions about Deron Williams.  Let’s forget that he eats coaches like they are M&M’s. Let’s dismiss that he complains about everything from set offenses to background lighting in arenas. Let’s overlook that he took a little too much enjoyment in swinging the sledgehammer of free agency.

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SH Blog: D’Alessandro rips Deron Williams, Jeff Van Gundy questions Williams’ work ethic

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What has gotten into the abilities of the once-great Deron Williams? This is a guy that was once touted as the best point guard in the league during his tenure as a Jazz. Clearly, that sentiment was still strong over this past summer when he was heavily pursued by teams, before the coveted guard chose to sign with the Brooklyn Nets for nearly $100 million. Is it a simple case of a lack of effort for the guard, who has been handsomely paid?

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SH Blog: Kobe Bryant sounds off on Pau Gasol, Nash status still uncertain

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Here’s something you may not have expected to hear after the first 17 games of the NBA season: the Lakers are 8-9, two games back from the Golden State Warriors in the standings. Why do the Warriors keep winning games, despite missing their main defensive weapons in Andrew Bogut and Brandon Rush? David Lee spoke with us to explain his team’s success on Sheridan Hoops Radio on Monday. What does it mean for the Lakers, who many expected would dominate and even

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SH Blog: Carmelo Anthony is outrun by Glen Davis in a “Top 10 Play”

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If you missed the six games that were played on Tuesday night, you didn’t exactly miss a whole lot in terms of highlights. As you can see in the clip, there was a lot left to be desired in the list of top 10 plays. They also somehow left off the clutch three-point shot by Danny Green, which ended up being the game-winner for the Spurs against the Lakers. Getting back to the Top 10 list, take a good look at “highlight”

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Knicks Beat the Heat; Harden Stays Hot

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What would James Harden do for an encore? How about a career-high 45 points? On deadly shooting (14-19 from the floor and 15-17 from the line, the newest Rocket led his team to a road win over Atlanta. Jeremy Lin provided excellent support with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists, and while Omer Asik was scoreless on seven shots, he grabbed 19 boards. Patrick Patterson (9 PTS, 7 REB) made his first start at PF, with backup Marcus Morris

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