Deron Williams: Why Dallas Homecoming with Dwight Howard Is Best Option

T.J. McaloonContributorMarch 5, 2012

ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 26:  Deron Williams #8 of the New Jersey Nets and the Eastern Conference looks on during the 2012 NBA All-Star Game at the Amway Center on February 26, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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If Deron Williams and Dwight Howard are planning on playing together next season, it should not be in Brooklyn. Instead, they should team up with Dirk Nowitzki in Dallas because it's the smart decision professionally and financially.  

Not only would they form a better version of the “Big Three” than the trio of superstars that play for the Miami Heat, but they would have the most talent on any roster in the Western Conference.

According to ESPN Insider, Chris Broussard, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban could have enough room to sign both Williams and Howard to max deals in the offseason saying: 

The same executive, as well as several others around the association, believe the longer this goes on without a resolution, the better Dallas' chances of snagging both Howard and Williams. Mavs owner Mark Cuban is positioning himself to make a run at both players and if he can move Shawn Marion after the season, he could be in position to offer both players near-max deals. Williams, a Dallas native, would love to play in his hometown, and Howard, Dirk Nowitzki and he could form a big three that would rival Miami's.

The makeup of their big three would fit better since there would be a true point guard in Williams. Plus, Nowitzki and Howard play different styles of basketball, unlike in Miami where LeBron James and Dwayne Wade play the same slashing style of offense. 

However, if money is a driving point as to where Williams and Howard play next year, or as the Wu-Tang Clan said, “Cash Rules Everything Around Me cream get the money dollar dollar bill y’all,” then heading to Dallas would be the best bet for both superstars. 

They can take max deals with Dallas for a large sum of money while only signing for four years. For Williams, that deal would expire when he is 32 years old. At that age he should be at the top level of point guards in the league, thus being able to earn another large contract. 

For Howard, he would still be in the prime of his career at the age of 31. 

The move to Dallas is the smart one for both Howard and Williams. They can have their titles and cement their legacies as future Hall of Famers while still being able to earn another max-level contract whenever their current deals end.