Deron Williams refuses to get caught up in Nets-Knicks chatter, kind of

Deron Williams, Tyson Chandler

D-Will doesn’t want to talk about Nets-Knicks, he says while talking about Nets-Knicks. I guess that’s just part of the problem with discourse.

According to ESPN New York, Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams stood up for teammate Paul Pierce’s trash-talk about their cross-bridge rival New York Knicks, but refuses to say much more. Williams’s quote:

 That’s my teammate so I’m with him. Of course we want to run New York. The Knicks are our rival. I don’t get into too much of the talking. We’ll decide all that on the court.

 We have four games to play against them and then the playoffs so I’ll let Paul do the talking and I’ll just go out there and play.

D-Will’s not as big a trash-talker in the media as his new teammates, but he does let himself go occasionally. After a preseason win over the Washington Wizards last season, Williams fired off some shots after an on-court altercation with backup guard A.J. Price, saying “Maybe he had some boys in the crowd he wanted to impress while he can with the little minutes he’s going to get this year.” After playing a career-high 1,278 minutes last year, Price was not re-signed by the Wizards and is a free agent.

The new-look Nets & Knicks play twice in each borough (not counting potential playoff matchups), with the first game in Brooklyn December 5th. On a related note, tickets for home games are now on sale.

ESPN New York — D-Will: ‘Of course we want to run New York’