Friday, February 25th, 2011 at 9:45 am  |  14 responses

Deron Williams Not Ready to Commit to New Jersey … Yet

DWill is taking a wait-and-see approach to his new squad, saying he’ll only consider signing an extension once they prove they can build a winning product around him. From the Star-Ledger: “It wasn’t that I was unhappy, I was just shocked,’ Williams said. ‘It was very unexpected. When you don’t hear any rumors than all of a sudden you’re getting treatment with your teammates and you learn you just got traded, there’s an initial shock. Just didn’t know what to think. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I wasn’t a little nervous when I heard I was going to a team that’s 17-40.’ For Williams, on his first official day as a Net, there was still some uncertainty. Most importantly, despite his enthusiasm, Williams stopped short of saying he would sign a contract extension with the Nets — the key to keeping him with the team long enough to spearhead its move to a new arena in Brooklyn following the 2011-12 season. Williams will become a free agent after next season if he doesn’t re-sign, making the Nets a temporary renter. ‘I can’t really give any assurances, or say that I’ll be here,’ Williams said. ‘I don’t know what the future holds, I look forward to the possibility of it (signing an extension), it’s definitely a strong possibility. It all depends on how the next year goes, (the collective bargaining agreement), the type of moves we make and the people we bring into this organization.’”

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  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    He’s gonna wait and see if they can stnatch up Dwight Howard.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    sh*t lol everyone knows hes not goin to sign a damn extension.. not unless the beautiful russian has some pretty big tricks up his sleeve

  • Charles

    Him and CP are gonna flip a coin for NYC

  • True H

    If they snatch up Dwight Howard and one more peice perhaps some sort of combo-gaurd, they could be a little better.

  • Ali

    GTFOH fellaz, NOBODY wants to go to Jerz and play, NOBODY! At least nobody that wants to WIN! They had a few wonder years when Kidd was at his best, but now, for get about it. Hahaha….

  • michelle

    D-Will to the Clippers in ’12

  • ramon

    it will be nice if DWill go to LA Laker after his contract to nets.

  • BostonBaller

    Any team can pop up and be contenders with the right trades and picks, so NJ isn’t a lost cause unless they shoot themselves with the same gun they always use. DWill today, maybe Howard next along with some other FA player next summer and BLAM…you have a strong enough team to make guys want to be there.

  • webstarr

    That’s how the Mormon mafia do people! Passive aggressiveness b*tches!

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    True, nobody wants to go to “Jerz” and play, but when they’re in Brooklyn? Oooh-weee!

  • http://Soulbanger.tumblr.com Tapion786

    Knick fans should shut up about getting dwill or cp3…. With the new cba likely to have a hard cap (or something like it) they won’t be able to afford either with Melo and Amare maxed out… Unless either pg decided they will play for pennies on the dollar

  • R2J

    Free Agency List:
    Clippers, Lakers, Rockets, Knicks, Bobcats.

  • MrSpaceGhost

    the knicks are the yankees of the nba..they have unlimited money and will somehow maneuver to get whoever they want

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    ^ Um, the Yankees win the World Series sometimes..