Report: Deron Williams will only play for Nets or Mavericks
So it begins. NBA free agency won’t begin until July 1st, but the chatter has already begun, and Deron Williams is at the head of 2012’s free agent cast. Reports surfacing from ESPN, citing that sources have confirmed that Williams will on play for the Brooklyn Nets or the Dallas Mavericks.
I shouldn’t really come as a surprise that Deron Williams wants to either stay in Brooklyn because of it’s large market, new stadium and possible shot at landing disgruntled all-star center, Dwight Howard, or join the Mavericks in his hometown of Dallas.
“I want to go to a place where I feel like they will have a chance to build and build fast,” Williams told the Los Angeles Times. “I’m not really in the mood for being part of a rebuilding process. I’m getting older. I’m about to be 28. I want to win. I want to win now. Also, I want to live in a place where I want to live and my kids will enjoy living. That’s pretty much it.”
Now, let’s not jump the gun and start breaking out the champagne in New York or Texas. A highly coveted point guard like Deron Williams is going to have more than Dallas and Brooklyn pursuing his talents.
Teams like the Los Angeles Lakers will attempt to lure Williams to Hollywood and what they offer is sure to be competitive. There are other teams that I could see swooping in at the last second, offering the world. General Managers will do what they have to do in order to land the prize. That is the nature of the beast and NBA players have been know to be a fickle bunch. Ask Dwight Howard.
Deron’s mother, Denise Smith, has even been contacted and says that she believes her son will come to a decision sooner rather than later, but does not know where he’ll choose.
“No, no I don’t (know),” Smith told ESPNDallas “I thought he was going one way and another time thought he was going another way.”
“I think he and his agent have gone over all of the possibilities and I think it (his decision) will be made pretty fast,” Smith continued. “I think he wants it out of the way, just because I know I’m asked every day, so I know he’s asked a million times
Hopefully we’ll have a quick resolution to Williams’ future, but I wouldn’t necessarily count on it.