After initial reports that Deron Williams was shocked and upset about being traded to the New Jersey Nets, it’s beginning to sound like the star point guard is warming to the idea of staying with the organisation long-term. Williams made it clear that he’s ready and willing to help the Nets recruit another superstar (maybe Dwight Howard?) to join him in leading the team to Brooklyn. Williams says he understands that it will take another equally-skilled player or two to compete with the likes of New York, Boston, and Miami, and he’s willing to do what he can to help the Nets get one.
Of course, the small problem here is that Williams himself hasn’t even committed to the team long-term. However, it seems that Williams is strongly considering, if not leaning, to sticking with the Nets as long as he feels that the team will be able to compete with the Eastern Conference powerhouses in the next few years.
That has to be reassuring news for the Nets and their fans alike. If the team gave up Devin Harris and Derrick favours and still lost Williams after just over a year, it would set the franchise back years.
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