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Deron Williams meets with Nets and Mavericks on Monday

Jun 30, 2012, 10:58 PM EST

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ESPN reports that Deron Williams‘ future as far as free agency goes will be decided off two meetings on Monday. From ESPN.com:

Deron Williams, the most coveted player in this summers free-agent class, will meet with representatives from the Brooklyn Nets and Dallas Mavericks on Monday before deciding which team to sign with, a source privy to Williams plan told ESPN The Magazines Ric Bucher.

Mavericks free agent point guard Jason Kidd also will join whichever team Williams chooses, sources told Bucher.

via 2012 NBA free agency — Deron Williams to meet with Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks reps Monday, source says – ESPN New York.

Kidd and Williams are close going back to the Olympics where Kidd has mentored Williams. Williams is a Dallas native, and has narrowed his list of teams he’s interested in to the Nets and Mavericks.

The Nets will of course sell playing in New York, the prospect of playing with potentially Joe Johnson or Dwight Howard, playing in New York, the extra money from re-signing, playing in New York, and Mikhail Prokhoro’s international connections. The Mavericks will sell Mark Cuban’s ownership and management, coming home to Dallas, playing with Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki, the 2011 championship which Williams was in the arena for in Finals games 3 and 4, and the Mavericks’ more established history.

It should be an entertaining series of meetings, and the results will have considerable effects on the 2012-2013 NBA landscape and beyond.

  1. knightrider1755 - Jul 1, 2012 at 12:36 AM

    Dwill, come to Brooklyn and bring Jason with you.

  2. ihcone - Jul 1, 2012 at 7:11 AM

    the “Maverick’s more established history”…????
    The Nets have been around since the 1970’s, the ABA and Dr. J. Yes they have moved to different areas around the metro NYC area but they have been here a long time. The Mavericks began in the 1980-81 season.

    • drunkenjunk - Jul 1, 2012 at 7:59 AM

      I think he’s talking recently. Who’s had the better last decade?

  3. md23rewlz - Jul 1, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    I’ve got a feeling he’s going to re-up with the Nets, though I don’t think it’s a very good basketball move. All of the swirling smoke about Dwight Howard being traded there is just that–smoke. There’s no guarantee or anything close to it. And if Howard doesn’t get traded to the Nets, then Williams is stuck in a black hole of a franchise that has no prospects of contending for a title. Dallas, on the other hand, is a mostly set roster. They are a consistent contender in the West.

  4. mojosmagic - Jul 2, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    The NBA had morphed into a choose up game with players calling the shots. No wonder attendance and ratings are down. Bunch of over paid babies and the owners aren’t much better.

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