Deron Williams: Reasons Why Star PG Needs to Sign with Brooklyn Nets
They are currently set up to contend in the Western Conference for a couple more years until Dirk Nowitzki's retirement, and Mark Cuban has done a masterful job at keeping them in contention year-in and year-out while Nowitzki has been the centerpiece.
Williams will have a tough time saying no to them, but he'd be better off long term by staying on the East Coast with the Nets, and there are a few reasons why.
Joe Johnson's Impending Arrival
Breaking: Nets "very close" to acquiring Joe Johnson from Hawks for Farmar, Petro, Morrow, Williams, Stevenson and protected pick (Houston).— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 2, 2012
Johnson's impending arrival is a clear signal to Williams from the Nets that they are serious about getting him the help he needs to win in Brooklyn. He's one of the league's best shooting guards, and his shooting touch is just what the doctor ordered for the Nets' stagnant offense.
Johnson is also a proven veteran who Williams will be able to trust when the game is on the line, and his addition to this team should be good enough to boost their win total by at least 10 games from last year's mark.
Show Me the Money!
- Brooklyn can offer a five-year, $100 million contract.
- Dallas can offer a four-year, $75 million contract.
Money talks, and while the Mavericks may have a better roster today, they won't likely have a better roster in three or four years. The Nets are on the way up, while the Mavericks are on the way down with a couple of good years left.
Williams would be foolish to take a lesser deal to go to a team on the decline when he could take a greater deal from a team on the rise.
Be a Part of History
The Nets are in a transitional period of their franchise. They will be moving to the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn this year from their old home in New Jersey.
Will Williams stay with the Nets, or will he bolt to the Mavericks?
Williams could be a part of this new era, and if he chooses to stay, he'll be the centerpiece.
In addition to the imminent arrival of Johnson, the Nets have come to a tentative agreement with Gerald Wallace to stay with the team on a four-year, $40 million deal, according to NBA.com's David Aldridge.
The Nets are going to be a good team, with or without Williams. The organization is serious about making their new brand into a championship contender, and it is in Williams' best interests to stick around and help them forge a new future.
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