Deron Williams dislikes temporary Nets arena in NewarkPosted by Inside Hoops
Deron Williams can’t crack the cold and uncomfortable Rock, so he’s waiting for a better home in Brooklyn.
After another horrendous shooting night for himself and the Nets in Newark, Williams expressed displeasure with the team’s stopgap home court at the Prudential Center, essentially calling it inadequate for basketball.
“I don’t like this arena one bit. It’s a good thing it’s not our arena next year,” he said matter-of-factly after shooting 5-of-18 in an 84-74 loss to the Thunder Saturday night. “Even last year, it just doesn’t feel like our home arena, I don’t know why.”
“It just doesn’t have good visual. The depth perception is not there.”
The Nets (4-12, 1-5 at home), who are scheduled to move to the $1 billion Barclays Center next season, shot a paltry 31% overall, and just 3-of-23 from beyond the arc — leaving the team with a 38% shooting percentage at home and 43% on the road.
– Reported by Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News
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