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Nets coach Avery Johnson said after Tuesday’s morning shootaround that he’s already privately heard the criticisms Deron Williams leveled at his offense following Monday’s practice, and is already trying to rectify it.

“I think we’re putting more and more stuff in that he’s familiar with, and getting back to some of those things, a lot of the things he did in his Utah system,” Johnson said.

“But at the end of the day, when the shots are going down, everybody feels better about the team and their individual game.”

Williams spoke at length Monday about the offense the Nets are running, and that’s it has been an adjustment for him from the system he was running in Utah under former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan.

But while Williams didn’t back away from any of the comments he made Monday, he did claim that the media had overblown them.

“You asked me about Utah, my time in Utah, [and] I’m not going to bad-mouth Utah,” Williams said.

– Reported by Tim Bontemps of the New York Post