• Colangelo: Nets' Williams overweight at Games

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Feb 17, 2013
    Colangelo was quoted in Saturday's Daily News of New York as saying that the Brooklyn Nets point guard "was not in the best shape" and "a little overweight" last summer. "I said a lot of things which basically said, look, our players are better off with us, we take care of our players, they're important assets, and on and on and on," Colangelo said. Jerry Colangelo said Saturday he never said Deron Williams was unfit to play in the Olympics, only that the point guard wasn't in great shape when the U.S. Williams couldn't scrimmage with the Americans when they opened training camp last July because he was a free agent who still hadn't yet signed his $98 million contract with the Nets. This season, Williams has played through ankle, thigh, wrist and shoulder injuries, missing three games while playing in 50. He acknowledged at the time being worried about his conditioning, but eventually played his way into shape and appeared in all eight games in London, averaging 9.0 points and winning his second Olympic gold medal.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Colangelo clarifies remarks on Williams' fitness

      HOUSTON (AP) -- Jerry Colangelo said Saturday he never said Deron Williams was unfit to play in the Olympics, only that the point guard wasn't in great shape when the U.S. men's basketball team began training last summer.
      Sources: CNNSI.com nba.com
    • Colangelo: D-Will not in great shape at Games

      Jerry Colangelo said Saturday he never said Deron Williams was unfit to play in the Olympics, only that the point guard wasn't in great shape when the U.S. men's basketball team began training last summer.
      Source: ESPN.com

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