No more excuses for Deron Williams

D-Will has the right supporting cast in Brooklyn; time for him to be a leading man

Updated: November 8, 2013, 12:16 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It's less than two weeks into the new season, and the Nets are in a curious position. They're trying to show they're quick studies even as they acknowledge they may be a work in progress for a while because of all the new players they added over the summer. And yet, there was something of the same old-same old in the disappointing way things came down around them earlier this week.

When it was time for a tone to be set or a team dressing-down to be done, Deron Williams ...

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