The Brooklyn Nets will tip off their inaugural season against the New York Knicks on Nov. 1, in the first regular-season game at the $1 billion Barclays Center.
Deron Williams made it official nearly an hour after the NBA moratorium was lifted Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. ET, signing his five-year, $98 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets in Las Vegas.
The Brooklyn Nets have tendered center Brook Lopez a qualifying offer, making him a restricted free agent at midnight July 1, general manager Billy King said Wednesday.
New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams called NBA commissioner David Stern a "bully," and said it made him "smile" when he heard Magic center Dwight Howard had requested a trade to play with him in New Jersey.