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Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 at 9:40 am  |  9 responses

Report: Mavericks to Target Deron Williams Next Summer


The Dallas Mavericks will reportedly be one of the teams pushing hard to acquire Deron Williams once he becomes a free agent next summer. Per CBS Sports: “Tyson Chandler’s hunch that he’ll be wearing a new uniform soon could prove to be true. And it may have nothing to do with Chandler and everything to do with Deron Williams. With serious interest registered from the Nets, Golden State, Houston and Sacramento, four teams with cap space and flexibility, the man who served as the glue for the Mavericks’ 2011 NBA title could be slipping away — but for reasons that go well beyond the uncertain free-agent market for Chandler himself. The Mavs are in no rush to pony up a max offer to retain Chandler, largely because they want to maintain flexibility for next summer’s free-agent class — which just happens to include Dallas’ own Williams, multiple sources told CBSSports.com. While much of the speculation in this five-day run-up to the start of free agency Friday has centered around 2012 free agents Chris Paul and Dwight Howard, Williams’ situation is in many ways more intriguing. ‘Everything is sort of stuck because of Chris and Dwight,’ one agent said Monday. Add Deron to that list.”

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  • BlackStar

    Wow … I so don’t want D Will to leave the Nets. But if you have a chance to go home and play for your hometown team, that would be a dream come true.

  • AD

    i think jkidd has like 3 more years left..

  • eZ

    Report: Sacramento saving capspace for 2017 when Anthony Davis will become afree agent. They wanna pair him with Derrick Rose who will become a free agent in 2019 after having re-upped with chicago but than declining a third extension.

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com K.Holiday

    LOL @EZ. You forgot to mention the current 8th grader from NYC that will force his way out of Syracuse in 6 years mid-season to come play for the Knicks.
    These are the type of articles that always confuse me. This is news because???? Who isn’t going to go after Deron Williams? Tell me something I couldn’t guess!

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Lmaaaaaao at eZ

  • Holiday

    J.Kidd may have years left but Deron is in his prime. Kidd would make an outstanding backup though!

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Phoenix is going to be a much more attractive FA destination next summer. They will have upwards of $28M, and if their plan, pans out, they will still have the opportunity to add those pieces around Nash & Hill. (but if not, they still will have enough money to sign (2) Max Free Agents, with their stable core of role players)

  • @DEKNOWZ

    @NBK, you forgot the fountain of youth they keep in the trainers spare closet.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    lol yeah, and that.

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