Deron Williams said on Friday that he had no hard feelings toward Dwight Howard for choosing to remain with the Magic for the 12-13 season.
Williams had been hoping to become teammates with Howard, either with the Nets or possibly with the Mavericks.
"He made the decision that he thought was best for him,'' Williams said of Howard. "I can’t be mad about that.''
DeShawn Stevenson said Williams did seem to be bothered by the day's events on the Nets' flight down to Orlando.
"I think 'D-Will' was kind of disappointed,'' Stevenson said of Williams. "He probably said he wasn’t, but I saw it in his face. He was kind of disappointed with that whole ordeal.''
Williams said that unlike Howard, he hasn't struggled with considering his options.
"I’m not (struggling),'' he said. "You know why? Because I said the whole year, 'I’m going to play this year out and see what happens.' So I haven’t flip-flopped and gone back and forth. I'm just the same me. It’s not even close to being the same situation.''