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Williams: Too soon to commit to Nets

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09:32 AM ET 03.27 | Deron Williams' options are: sign an extension if it's offered by the Nets after new a collective bargaining agreement is signed; opting out of his contract and becoming a free agent; or exercising a player option for 2012-13. It's all up in the air, especially with Williams saying he's intrigued by free agency and desires, above all else, a winning environment. The Nets are talking as if this is a foregone conclusion and they are marketing him as such. But Williams isn't ready to commit to anything or to entertain a deal until he has a better feel for his new home.

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March 27, 2011  09:37 AM ET

Melodrama once again

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March 27, 2011  09:57 AM ET

I would wait and see if the nets make any trades, who they take in the draft etc. Biggest thing is patience. Don't rush the decision and look at all the options.

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March 27, 2011  10:27 AM ET

NETS traded their First round pick to UTAH for D-will .... so no help from the draft...

NETS need to resign FA Kris Humphries .... but at what Cost only making $3.2m so $??? ...

Signing Outlaw at $7m last summer hurt them....

March 27, 2011  10:33 AM ET

Come to LA, Bro.

March 27, 2011  10:46 AM ET
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NETS traded their First round pick to UTAH for D-will .... so no help from the draft... NETS need to resign FA Kris Humphries .... but at what Cost only making $3.2m so $??? ...Signing Outlaw at $7m last summer hurt them....

Nets still have 4 first round picks over the next 2 years. They are in a good position as far as cap space to bring in the talent Williams wants around him. Plus the move to NY and an owner who is willing to do whatever it takes to win, they will have a good team again.

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March 27, 2011  11:36 AM ET

no brainer

March 27, 2011  12:27 PM ET

too bad for the nets if they couldn't keep him. but isn't it too early to talk about him? or dwight? this season is not even over yet..

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March 27, 2011  03:13 PM ET
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Dwight and DWill can make a pact just like the 3BigEgos. It's legal since they did it w/out being questioned. Dwight and DWill can come together this summer and promise each other that they will sign a contract to play for the Magic. If not they might make a pact to play in LA... Collusion. Not. The 3BigEgos did it then other players can do it...

I am pretty sure the new CBA will have a clause that requires Dwight and Deron to go to the Lakers.

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March 27, 2011  03:28 PM ET
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David Stern will trade CP3 to LA.

Knicks or LA. depends on who he wants to help out more.

March 27, 2011  03:31 PM ET

It makes sense. I would love to see him here in Brooklyn but why would he want to play with that team? Without another star, or big name player, he has little incentive to stay here. Besides the money that is.

March 27, 2011  03:57 PM ET

He should go where he wants to play. This is America. If he wants to be in LA he will go there. Same for Dwight, he should go where he wants to go.

But if they want to win a title they better get as far away from Miami as they can somewhere out west, because that team is going to have the NBA on lock.

March 27, 2011  04:21 PM ET
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He should go where he wants to play. This is America. If he wants to be in LA he will go there. Same for Dwight, he should go where he wants to go. But if they want to win a title they better get as far away from Miami as they can somewhere out west, because that team is going to have the NBA on lock.

Funny stuff.

I can see how the Heat are just terrorizing the rest of the league with their incessant beatdown of the aged Celtics and man-handling of the Bulls.

The truth is the Heat are 2.5 men deep and once the real season begins, Lebron will once again be frustrated and quit because the real defenses rise and lock down one-trick ponies.

A good team will handle the Heat 9 times out of 10. But keep your delusions and bravado if it makes you feel potent. Myth's sometimes are comforting. Good luck come July tho when the reality of failure sets in once again...and likely will for the foreseeable future.

 
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