Unlike last season when Deron Williams admitted that it was the hardest year of his life because of all the losing, he can’t wait for this season to start. He expects great things from the Nets this year, and it all starts in training camp. Or before training camp.
Over the last week or two, every single Net except for their two Europeans, Mirza Teletovic and Tornike Shengelia, have reported to the PNY Center in New Jersey to begin informal workouts and practices, led by Deron.
Williams thinks this shows signs of a team that wants to win. In a conversation with NBA.com’s David Aldridge, Williams said that he is “very excited. Very excited. We had a lot of guys in today, doing a lot of testing and start working out together as a team.”
But the optimism didn’t stop there. Deron thinks that this Nets core can be a winner for years. He added, “”We have a team, we have a core group in place, and every body’s locked in pretty much for at least the next four years. We’ll see what we can do in these next four years … We have no excuses.”
The first preseason game for the Nets is in less than a month on October 13th against Philadelphia in Atlantic City, and the regular season opens on November 1st in Brooklyn against New York.