As anticipated, DERON WILLIAMS has decided to remain with the Nets, agreeing in principle to a 5-year, $98 million contract to be the featured All-Star guard when the team opens its doors to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn this fall.
Although contracts cannot be signed until July 11, Williams wanted to make his decision early before heading off to training camp in Las Vegas this week in preparation for the Olympics. Williams tweeted this confirmation to his Twitter followers on Tuesday:
Brooklyn now boasts one of the best guard tandems in the league with newly acquired Joe Johnson joining Williams in the backcourt. The final piece to solidifying the Nets as an Eastern Conference power could come shortly with the anticipated arrival of Dwight Howard via trade with Orlando.
Re-signing may have initially been a tough decision for Williams but the thought of playing alongside a fellow All-Star caliber guard in Johnson with the East’s best center on the horizon made Deron’s decision a tad bit easier to make, one would think. And knowing the multi-talented Gerald Wallace is on board as well makes Deron’s decision to stay a no-brainer.
How could Williams pass up what’s about to take place in Brooklyn? Sorry Big D but things are about to get even bigger in the BK.