It’s obvious that Deron Williams wasn’t exactly ecstatic when the Utah Jazz traded him to the lowly New Jersey Nets.And now Williams is once again hinting at the fact that he has NO plans to stick around when the Nets re-brand themselves and move into their swanky new arena in Brooklyn next season.
Here’s what Williams told Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, emphasis ours (via Pro Basketball Talk):
“I didn’t ask to be here. I got traded. I didn’t come here being a free agent. This is the first time that I’m a free agent in my career.“
Although Williams claims the Nets are still in the mix once he hits free agency this summer, those comments completely refute that idea.
Williams wants to remind everyone that he already said how much things completely changed when Dwight Howard decided to stay with the Orlando Magic.
“I’ve already made it known that if he would have come I probably would have stayed.”
Nets general manager Billy King has made it no secret that Williams has been consulted with EVERY decision regarding the team’s makeup.
Having that “assistant GM” title, as Yahoo!’s report calls it, clearly hasn’t made an impression on Williams, however.
And why would it?
Without Dwight Howard, the Nets and Deron Williams are NOTHING.
Would Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, and Gerald Wallace convince you to stay?
All of this is sure to make Williams’ hometown Dallas Mavericks and their owner Mark Cuban very excited.
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