Deron Williams Could See Himself Staying With the Nets

by April 15, 2011

DWill tells the press in New York that he can envision leading the team into Brooklyn, and into the future. From the Post: “As the Nets cleaned out their lockers Thursday after a playoff-less season, superstar point guard Deron Williams strongly suggested his future will reside in Brooklyn. ‘I like the organization a lot,’ said Williams, who will be a free agent after next season, assuming a lockout doesn’t cancel the NBA’s 2011-12 campaign. ‘I like the direction it’s going. I could definitely see myself staying here.’ Williams, who will be moving his family to New Jersey, said he’s open to signing a contract extension this offseason. ‘I would like to not have the distraction (of looming free agency) during the season,’ he said. If a new collective bargaining agreement is reached, the Nets can start talking to Williams about an extension July 18. Otherwise, they will have to wait until the lockout ends.”