As announced via his Twitter account, Deron Williams has elected to remain a Brooklyn Net.
Made a very tough decision today…. lockerz.com/s/222071318
— Deron Williams (@DeronWilliams) July 3, 2012
According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports, Williams and the Nets have agreed on a 5-year, $98.75 million dollar deal that will keep Deron in Brooklyn for the foreseeable future.
After months of rumours of whether he would remain with the Nets on their move to Brooklyn or possibly join Dirk Nowitzki in Dallas to play for his hometown team, Deron Williams has finally made his decision.
Grade for Brooklyn: A +
The Nets front-office clearly did enough to convince Deron Williams to stay with the organization.
The recent signings of Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace (while expensive) will give Williams a legit chance to compete in the Eastern Conference. There are also stories circulating that trade talks for Dwight Howard aren’t dead in the water just yet.
Williams is heralded as one of the best point guards in all of basketball. During this past regular season, Deron averaged 21.0 points and 8.7 assists while qualifying for his third ever all-star game.
The Brooklyn Nets give Deron his best chance for a championship. Not only will the team be competitive with their new acquisitions, but Williams will remain the face of the franchise as it makes its way over to Brooklyn. The Dallas Mavericks (while still effective) are falling off the map with their recent loss of Jason Terry as well as Jason Kidd’s probable departure.
If Brooklyn is fortunate enough to land Dwight Howard, we could see this Nets team competing for an NBA Championship sooner rather than later. Even if they can’t land “Superman”, a probable front-court of Kris Humphries and Brook Lopez is still solid enough to be effective and efficient. They won’t be up there with the Heats and Thunders of the NBA, but they will certainly be in the discussion.
This is an exciting day for the city of Brooklyn and the Nets organization.
A new logo, new stars……..and a new hope.
Christopher Walder is a sports blogger and lead editor for Sir Charles in Charge. You may follow him on Twitter @WalderSports