Nets' Top 5 stories of 2011

D-Will's arrival, Kris Humphries' marriage made it a busy year in New Jersey hoops

Updated: December 19, 2011, 9:56 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

We asked ESPNNewYork.com's writers to rank their five top stories of 2011. Next up: Mike Mazzeo, who shares his Nets picks. Let us know what you think in the comments section.

1. Nets acquire Deron Williams

How could the New Jersey Nets upstage the New York Knicks? By acquiring Williams, that's how. A day after Melo was dealt to the Knicks, the GM Billy King went into stealth mode and landed D-Will in a Feb. 23 blockbuster trade with Utah. King knew the Nets needed a superstar with ...

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