Deron Williams and Nets agree on buyout, expected to sign with Dallas


Just when we thought the free agent frenzy was dying down it picked right back up earlier this morning as current Brooklyn Nets starting point guard Deron Williams has agreed to a buyout with the team, Marc Stein of ESPN reported

Williams, 31, currently has 2 years and $43.3 million left on his deal that he signed back in the summer of 2012. The Nets had been looking to let go of Williams as well as teammate Joe Johnson. Towards the end of this season you could tell that his time in Brooklyn was coming close to an end. He was placed on the trading block in the beginning of last season but no teams were willing to trade for that big of a salary, especially on a older point guard.

The Dallas Mavericks and Williams seem to have mutual interest and there could be a deal done relatively soon:

Since the Nets and Williams have successfully agreed on a buyout, things could be looking up for Dallas yet again if they are able to secure him as they had previously struck out on a deal with DeAndre Jordan.

The position that struggled for Dallas all of last season was the point guard spot. Even when they traded for Rajon Rondo things did not go well for them. Williams is a Dallas native and will fit the need for them at the point guard position. The Mavericks missed out on Deron Williams back in 2012 but knowing Mark Cuban he will not allow it to happen again. 

Once a highly regarded point guard in Utah, then the face of the franchise for the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets and a former top free agent target, Williams is now in hopes of looking for a new team and also a ring in which he has been going after since he came into the league in 2003. 

We’ll see if the Mavericks and Deron Williams can agree on a deal relatively soon because if they don’t, another team might want to come in and secure Deron to create another heart-breaker for Dallas fans.  


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