When starting fresh, you always need help.
Whether it's that nagging mother who's always in your corner, that ex-girlfriend that just hasn't gotten over you, or that best friend who through thick and thin has always had your back, you always need that form of moral and physical support.
From everything I've been hearing, Deron Williams is leaning toward re-signing with the Nets. There's still a lot that can happen, though.
—Stefan Bondy (@NYDNInterNets) May 1, 2012
Now, I'm not an expert on NBA salaries, but I do know that should D-Will opt-in to the final year of his contract, he'd be set to haul in $17.8 million—that's more than any other team under the new CBA would be able to offer.
Couple his ridiculous contract with the allure of playing in one of the most tantalizing cities in the world with an even more insane fanbase, and you've got a delicious recipe for landing Williams with the Brooklyn Nets for at least one more year.
One more year? Then we're just gonna have another Dwight Howard situation on our hands, aren't we?
The thing about bringing one superstar to your team is that OTHER superstars will want to come play for you. Coming to Brooklyn, the Nets already have a great core group of guys.
Part of the picture painted for Williams staying in with the Nets revolved around Brook Lopez. While that painting was blurred with his season-ending ankle injury, Lopez did drop 38 points on the Dallas Mavericks in one of his five games played, helping to lead the Nets to one of their 22 wins.
That's definitely a bright spot in a dull season.
The Nets also have their stud rookie guard MarShon Brooks and their physical forward Gerald Wallace whom they acquired from Portland at the trade deadline; should they bring back Kris Humphries, the Nets will finally have that healthy starting five intact.
Williams re-signing with the Nets would be an extra chip in their corner. His presence would be a marketing campaign on its own to bring marquee free agents to Brooklyn. And we can always count on another Dwight Howard debacle to stir up trade rumors that would bring him to the Nets.
Deron Williams gives the Brooklyn Nets a bright future. Giving up a top-three protected first round draft pick to the Portland Trail Blazers, he's all the franchise has left. If they lose him, they won't contend in the NBA for a long, long time.