Nets guard Deron Williams figures to be the blue chip free agent this summer. "People get traded all the time," he told Yahoo. "[Teams] don't get backlash as an organization. If [players] leave, we are not loyal, we are ungrateful.... On Twitter … they are out there bashing me, saying to me I'm a traitor. I didn't ask to be here. I got traded."
Wizards guard Jordan Crawford scored 28 points in a recent loss to Indiana, but on a fastbreak, he uncorked a bad lob pass that was grabbed by Pacers guard Paul George. The official scorer put it down as a blocked shot. "Did it look like a shot? Nah, I was passing it. You know, I shoot a lot so they add it to the field goals," Crawford said.
Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey was worn out by losing, so he saw a psychologist. "It was frustrating for the past couple of years, just mentally not being where you want to be as a team. All that stuff took a toll," Stuckey told USA Today. "I think [therapy] was good for me.... I was going to get the feedback I needed to hear. That really helped out a lot. It was just positive energy. There was too much negative energy [before]."