Deron Williams to stay with Nets
The Nets got great news on Tuesday, as superstar Point Guard Deron Williams will be staying with the Nets as they make their move from New Jersey to Brooklyn.
Williams will be getting the 5 year $100 million dollar max deal from the Nets. This deal is $25 million dollars more than the Dallas Mavericks were able to offer, as the Mavericks offer was only able to be 4 years at $75 million.
Williams had another great season last year despite very little help on the court. Williams averaged 21pts, 8.7ast, 3.3reb and 1.2stl per game.
Joe Johnson was acquired by the Nets on Monday, as the Nets have hopes that him and Williams will be the best back court in basketball and lead them to the playoffs.
The Nets still hold out hope that they can get Dwight Howard on the team as well with a trade. This Johnson trade also means that a Jason Kidd return seems unlikely. It was said he wanted to be a backup for Williams wherever Williams decided to go.
Now that Williams is signed, it would appear all focus will move to trying to trade a package featuring Brook Lopez, Marshon Brooks, and a bunch of future 1st round draft picks to the Magic for Howard to establish a big 3 in Brooklyn.