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Deron Williams says he is keeping all his options open

Jan 31, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

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We are a long ways away from Deron Williams having to make his decision about next season.

He could opt out of the last year of his deal and become a free agent then leave for Dallas or other destinations. He could become a free agent then re-sign with New Jersey (likely because Dwight Howard decided to come to Brooklyn, too). Or, he could pick up that $17.8 million option and play one more season as a Net in Brooklyn.

Williams told the New York Daily News he’s not taking anything off the table.

“Yeah (picking up the option is something I’m considering). I don’t know what I’m going to do,” he told the Daily News. “At the end of the season, I’m going to figure out what’s going on, I’m going to sit down with my agent and look at every option possible.”

This is from our “what else is he going to say?” file.

He likes living in New York and that gives the Nets an edge, but he also loves winning and if the Nets can’t find another star player he may not want to suffer another season like this one in a Nets uniform. He’s from Dallas, they can offer him a max deal (the Nets can offer a larger max as they have his Bird rights).

But right now… Williams doesn’t have to make a decision. He can just sit back and see what cards land on the table then make his play.

  1. jerseyfinatic - Jan 31, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    Ok….and the point of this article was? Nothing new here….we all knew this already.

  2. lorddarkhelmet - Feb 1, 2012 at 12:46 AM

    I am not saying is or isn’t as I haven’t seen him play much, but is he even worth the max? particularly as he doesn’t seem to be a max type of player by the numbers this year.

  3. loungefly74 - Feb 1, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    as a Laker fan…hope he comes next year. i’d rather have him than howard(assumming gasol or bynum would have to go).

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