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Season Averages: 20.34 PER, 21.0 PPG, 8.7 APG, 3.3 RPG, 1.2 SPG
The moment you've all been waiting for.
According to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, Deron Williams is leaning toward re-signing with the Brooklyn Nets. Bondy also acknowledged that "there's still a lot that could happen."
Nevertheless, this is news that can only inspire hope in the hearts of Nets fans worldwide. Williams is a legitimate franchise player and would offer the Nets a true poster child for their brand new franchise. Just don't forget how important it is to Williams for the Nets to build a winner.
For the Nets to re-sign Williams, they'll need to act fast.
ESPN's Mike Mazzeo reports that Williams does not want to play in the Olympics without knowing what NBA team he'll be with in 2012. Considering Olympic training begins in July, that gives the Nets approximately two months to put together a solid enough plan to keep Williams in town.
I'm not sure that Billy King's plan to re-sign the same group of players who failed to make the playoffs in 2012 is the right way to do so. Thank the basketball Gods that Brooklyn is so appealing.
Offseason Destination: Brooklyn Nets