Dallas native Deron Williams is expecting a different reception from the hometown crowd at American Airlines Arena on Wednesday night.
"I usually get cheers here," the Brooklyn Nets point guard said. "Now that'll probably stop."
Williams grew up in a Dallas suburb, The Colony, but decided to re-sign with the Nets (five years, $98 million) rather than leave for the Mavericks in the offseason.
"It's just another game for me," Williams said. "I'm glad my family and friends get a chance to come out and see the game. I'm glad I got a chance to spend a couple of days here and see people. But other than that, it's just another game."
ESPN Dallas has the full story on D-Will's reaction to playing in Dallas for the first time since his offseason decision.