Deron Williams' likeness can be seen just about everywhere you look as the Brooklyn Nets prepare for their first season in the city, and, after he exchanged a couple shoves with Washington Wizards point guard A.J. Price in a preseason game at Barclays Center, that won't change anytime soon. "I hate when people just start talking for no reason," Williams said of Price, an Orange, New Jersey native, according to ESPNNewYork.com. "That's pretty much what he did. "Maybe he had some boys in the crowd he wanted to impress while he can with the little minutes he's going to get this year. "'It's my home now.' I told him that." Williams caught the ball on a fast break and angled toward the basket. Price then moved in to block his path to the rim. The aftermath was a collision just outside the paint, which was followed by a few words and the usual holding back of both parties. Unlike Williams, though, for Price, the incident ended on the court. "Miscommunication," Price said. "In the heat of the moment, guys say things all the time and one thing led to another, but all in all, it's part of the game." Price has been used primarily at backup point guard during his three NBA seasons. He has averaged 6.0 points, 2.0 assists and 1.5 rebounds for his career. With third-year player John Wall out for a knee injury, Price is expected to get extended minutes to start the year. His time in the spotlight has certainly gotten off to an interesting start.
Deron Williams, A.J. Price engage in shoving match
Sporting News | Oct 16