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Philadelphia12-4018-64
New York11-4117-65
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G Joe Johnson: Nets likely to be broken up in offseason
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Nets veteran guard Joe Johnson doesn't know how the roster will change next season. But he does believe that it will be quite different.

His team finished under .500 and lost in the first round of the playoffs despite boasting such talent as Johnson, Brook Lopez and Deron Williams. The Nets simply didn't mesh.

"I don't see us coming back as the same team," Johnson told the New York Daily News. "This is my third year here. I could see if we were getting better each year, but it's been kind of the opposite. So to not even be a .500 ball club in the East, it's disheartening and I don't know. I think everyone in the locker room is unsure of the future here."

The Nets have no cap space and pick 29th in the draft. Lopez and Thaddeus Young appear destined for free agency. Johnson could be traded. So could Williams, whom coach Lionel Hollins recently claimed is not worthy of a max contract.

Hollins was still complaining Saturday.

"I thought we had a higher basketball IQ as a group than we did," he said. "That was a big thing. I thought we had more toughness and all of that. But as a coach, looking from the outside, that's what I always say until you come in and coach a team you don't know for sure. I thought the skill level was better ... but we worked around it and that's part of coaching."

Williams declined to to speak to the media as he and his teammates gathered their bags and took off.

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Nets coach Lionel Hollins: Deron Williams no longer a franchise player
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Nets coach Lionel Hollins said that his point guard Deron Williams is a solid player, but shouldn't be expected to be a franchise player any longer.

"He's not a franchise player anymore," Hollins said during his exit interview Saturday morning, per ESPN. "He's a good player, he's a solid player, but I don't think he's a franchise player anymore. That's just my opinion. He's a good player. I'm proud of the way he's bounced back and played, and there's so much pressure on him to be a franchise player, and everybody talks about a franchise player, but we need to have a franchise team.

"That means we have everybody going out there and playing hard, playing together, sharing the ball. If a guy is open, he makes a shot. If a guy is not open, he passes to another guy and he makes the shot. To me, that's what basketball is about. It's not about a franchise player. I mean, those guys come along once in a lifetime, and everybody doesn't get a chance to coach one. When you don't have one, you can't say you can't win. There are teams that have won championships without franchise players, what everyone considers a franchise player. I'm not worried about that. That's something you guys talk about and worry about. I worry about us going out there and playing hard, playing together and trying to scratch and claw to win a game. That's what it's all about."

This isn't the first time Williams has been criticized for his inconsistent play and his injury-riddled run with the Nets over the past three seasons. Future Hall of Fame forward Paul Pierce spoke candidly back in April about his disastrous season with Williams and the Nets a year ago, calling it "horrible."

"Before I got there, I looked at Deron as an MVP candidate," Pierce said in an ESPN interview with Jackie MacMullan. "But I felt once we got there, that's not what he wanted to be. He just didn't want that. ... I think a lot of the pressure got to him sometimes. This was his first time in the national spotlight. The media in Utah is not the same as the media in New York."

Williams lost his starting role to Jarrett Jack from late December to early February this season while he recovered from a rib injury. He also dealt with a severe case of tendinitis throughout the season and finished his 2014-15 campaign averaging a career-worst 13.0 points, 6.6 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 68 games (55 starts).

The Nets entered the postseason as an eighth seed and were bounced out of the first round by Atlanta. Williams was held to only 11.8 points and 5.5 assists while shooting 39.1 percent from the field in the series. 

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Joe Johnson sees big changes in Nets for next year
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

Nets guard Joe Johnson expressed serious doubt that the team will remain intact for next season, saying the franchise has been going in the wrong direction the last few seasons, reports the New York Daily News.

“Something’s going to happen. I don’t know what,” Johnson said. “I could see if we were getting better each year, but it’s kind of been the opposite.”

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Nets look to resign Lopez, Young; may lose Anderson to free agency
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

The Nets will attempt to resign center Brook Lopez and forward Thaddeus Young this offseason while probably losing guard Alan Anderson to free agency, reports ESPN.com. 

Lopez and Young will most likely opt out of their current contracts and get multi-year deals if they're to remain in Brooklyn.

Anderson will exercise his option to become a free agent, reports the New York Post

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Nets G Joe Johnson says chemistry to blame for disappointing season
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

Guard Joe Johnson said that the Nets' coaching change this season was not the reason the team underperformed, citing chemistry issues with teammates Brook Lopez and Deron Williams as the reason, according to the Wall Street Journal

The Nets were a five seed in last season's Eastern Conference playoffs but fell to No. 8 this year, losing in the first round to the Hawks.

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2014-15 Team Leaders
PPGBrook Lopez , C17.2
RPGBrook Lopez , C7.4
APGDeron Williams , PG6.6
FG%Brook Lopez , C51.3
FT%Jarrett Jack , PG88.1
3P%Deron Williams , PG36.7
BLOCKSBrook Lopez , C126
STEALSThaddeus Young , SF124
MPGJoe Johnson , SG34.9
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