Dallas Mavericks: Why Deron Williams Would Be Wise to Choose Mavs
The 2012 NBA Finals are underway and the Dallas Mavericks are doing their homework for the NBA Draft coming up on July 1, instead of competing for the championship on the court.
After their first championship win in 2011, the Mavericks faltered. The Mavs finished 36-30 at the end of the season and clinched a playoff berth, but didn’t make it as far as expected. So why should Deron Williams choose to play in Dallas?
The illustrious point guard is supposedly ending his contract with the New Jersey Nets a year early to enter free agency (via CBSSports.com). Williams has a big choice to make. According to Daniel Buerge of Lakersnation.com, Williams is a bit of a hot commodity. Although it’s possible that Williams could choose to stay with the Nets as they relocate to Brooklyn for the upcoming season, there are several other teams who could really use his skills of frustrating an opponent’s strong defense.
The Mavericks have proven that they are capable of playoff contention as well as the ultimate success of a championship. And Williams would do well to join the team after its disappointing 2011-2012 season. Why? It’s not unusual for a team to suffer from a post-championship year hangover. Call it a breather year, or a wake-up call, but after this past season, the Mavericks are sure to really focus on another championship run.
Williams would have the chance to star on a high-profile, competitive team well past the regular season. If Williams decided to join the dynamic duo that is Jason Terry and Jason Kidd, he could see some of his best play yet. Not only would he gain more experience, but the three guards could form quite the powerful combination.
It’s always useful to have reliable depth with guards and Williams would be sure to have significant playing time on the court. Since Terry and Kidd are well into their years as veteran players, the Mavericks could use a younger, fresh guard to even things out.
If anything, Williams would be wise to choose the Mavericks because he would be needed, and his skills would be utilized. It’s doubtful that the Nets will go far in the upcoming season—let alone make it to a postseason run—no matter how talented the guard is. Williams should sign with the Mavericks because he would have that chance and gain even more exposure as an indispensable player.
Should he second-guess the Mavericks and instead choose to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, his talents could be overshadowed. While signing with the Lakers wouldn’t be a bad thing, it wouldn’t be the best option for Williams.
Averaging 21 points per game, Williams is an ideal point guard for the Mavericks and he knows it. Williams will have teams to choose from and should look forward to parting ways with the Nets to build a more promising future. RotoWorld reported that Williams is aware that the L.A. Lakers have “limited purchasing power.” That's all the more reason that Williams should look towards Dallas.
The Mavericks would welcome him with open arms.
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