Deron Williams was in a good mood yesterday at the U.S. Olympic practice, and it wasn't because he was visualizing gold. He was visualizing Superman.

Williams said his Nets could become "one of the best teams in the East'' if they pull off a four-team blockbuster trade for Dwight Howard.

Williams' giddiness shouldn't be surprising. After being seen as also-rans in a state that didn't support them, the Nets may become more relevant than ever in franchise history as they move to Brooklyn.