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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 3:55 pm  |  15 responses

Deron Williams Remains Undecided on Free Agency Choice


As of the top free agents in the NBA this summer, Deron Williams has seen his name batted around in rumors for pretty much the entire year. He tried his best to calm things down today, by saying that he has yet to make a decision. From the Bergen Record: “Deron Williams is tired of all the speculation surrounding his uncertain future. So Tuesday, unprompted, he walked up to reporters and started talking. The message was simple. Williams says he hasn’t made up his mind on what he’ll do after he opts out of his contract on July 1. ‘I want to reiterate, I don’t know what I’m doing next year,’ Williams said. ‘Still. Nobody does but me. Not even my mom, my brother, my uncle, my cousin. I haven’t talked to anybody about where I’m going next year.’ Since the season ended on April 26, Williams’ every move has been the subject of mass speculation. Everything from his choice to work out at the Nets’ facility, to a Russian vacation last week. Williams set the record straight on it all, speaking to reporters at the Nets free agent minicamp. Williams reiterated several times that he hasn’t made a decision. It’s commonly believed that Williams will be picking between the Nets and his hometown Dallas Mavericks, but Williams said it’s not true, and that he’s bothered by people saying they know what he’s doing. ‘I can’t know where I’m going to go because I haven’t talked to any teams, because I’m not allowed to talk to any teams,’ Williams said. ‘So I haven’t had any contact with anybody, so there’s no decision to be made right now. So there’s no way for them to know, or assume that I’m going to Dallas or that I’m staying here. I don’t know. There could be another team that comes into the picture.’ He said he’d speak to his agent, Jeff Schwartz, today about his options. Williams said that when the clock strikes 12:01 a.m. on July 1st, he hopes to make a swift decision. Williams won’t be able to sign with a team until July 11, but can announce his intentions before then. ‘I’m, sure when it comes down to the time, it’ll only be between a couple teams,’ Williams said.”

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  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    He’s waiting on the Nets to trade for Dwight. Imagine the Nets pull off the number 1 pick in the draft? Dwight, D-Will and Davis?! Whew! NBA title withing 3 years…

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    I STRONGLY believe the NBA will control the lottery to get the Nets the #1 pick..

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    @ Red, not for nothing, but I hope so. At the same time tho, Michael Jordan can step to Stern and remind him what he did for the NBA and what he still means to it. In doing so he can be like, “You owe me the number 1 pick.” Just saying. Either way, I hope my borough “wins” the lottery…

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    @O, I would imagine any trade for Dwight would involve that draft pick.

  • http://www.nyill.wordpress.com O

    Dangit, you right, niQ.

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    O you forget that Billy King traded the pick away unless it is top 5 or top 3 (I forget which one) and the Nets have a 75 out of 1,000 chance at winning the lottery.

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    So in all likeliness, the Nets won’t have a draft pick or much more leverage to bring in Dwight.

  • shu

    Looks like top 3 protected for the nets pick to POR. No way ORL does the trade unless it’s high so I don’t think it’s happening either.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    I seriously think Orlando is gonna trade Dwight to a team he would hate playing for just to sh*t on him.

  • http://slamonline.com raylan

    #1 pick will be NOLA. It’s probably part of the deal that’s why they were able to sell it.

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    @O But teams are not going to trade for Dwight if he refuses to sign an extension, so they can’t really dump him anywhere.

  • FnF

    Funny how Deron keeps putting his business out there depending on how well the Lakers are doing. When the Lakers are rolling, he sees the vision of Brooklyn and their plans. When Kobe is frustrated, he lets the world know he isn’t fully committed to staying with Brooklyn.

  • CrossOver

    Where is run at? Make it happen Walsh!

  • slamfan4life

    LAKERS

    omgg

    LAKERS PLEASEE

  • http://hereskln.net Codi Strzelczyk

    I am not sure what exactly it is, nevertheless something about this bugs me…. i will have to sleep on it and advise you in the event that i have got it figured out

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