Kris Humphries, Out of the Rotation, Hits Rock Bottom In Brooklyn

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By Spike Eskin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Jrue Holiday could be named to the NBA All-Star team for the first time tonight. The Sixers have been playing poorly, and have lost eight of their last ten games. So naturally, the first thing to talk to him about should be Tim Tebow.

Michael Barkann and Ike Reese were in the middle of a conversation about the quarterback when Jrue Holiday called into their 94WIP show on Thursday. So they asked him, “yay or nay,” on Tim Tebow.

“I mean, how can you not [like him] though? His trophies. I guess everybody says he’s not a quarterback, but when he’s played quarterback even for the Broncos, he’s won games which is all that matters,” Holiday said. “I don’t know man, it’s about winning games right? I’m not saying skill wise he’s the best one, but he got the wins. Well, he used to…

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Brooklyn Nets Photo Gallery 2012-13

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NEW YORK (AP) — Despite dealing with a coaching change, the Brooklyn Nets are in the midst of a strong stretch.

To win six straight games for the first time in nearly seven years, they’ll have to end Indiana’s own four-game streak on Sunday in Brooklyn.

Making things tougher, the Nets (21-15) might be without Deron Williams, who is the team’s second-leading scorer at 16.7 points per game, after he suffered a thigh contusion in Friday’s 99-79 win over Phoenix.

That victory marked Brooklyn’s third straight by 20 or more points, the first time the franchise has accomplished that in its NBA history. The Nets are 7-1 since firing Avery Johnson and naming P.J. Carlesimo interim coach on Dec. 27. They had lost five of six before letting Johnson go.

“I think we went through some bumps and some rough patches, you know, which taught us,” Williams said. “We are…

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‘Overthinking’ Deron Williams Is At A Loss As He Continues To Struggle

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Nets point guard Deron Williams is struggling this season.

There’s no two ways about it.

And his rough start to the 2012-’13 season — in which the Nets have dropped 11 of their last 16 games and fired their coach — has the three-time All-Star beyond frustrated.

He just can’t seem to wrap his head around what’s being going wrong.

“I don’t think I’m playing like [an elite point guard],” Williams said. “I think I can be, but I’ve just got to figure this thing out.”

Williams’ numbers have been very pedestrian in the Nets’ first season in Brooklyn. In 30 games played, the 28-year-old is averaging 16.3 points and 7.5 assists. More disturbingly, he’s shooting just 39.9 percent from the field and 30.0 percent from three-point range.

“(It’s) probably (the most frustrated I’ve been in) my whole life, not just the league,” the 6-foot-3, 209-pounder said. “I’m definitely frustrated with how I’m playing. I’m…

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Pregame Primer: Nets (16-15) at Oklahoma City Thunder (24-6), 8:00 P.M.