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2013 NBA Playoffs: Predicting Deron Williams' Impact on the East Playoff Picture

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2013 NBA Playoffs: Predicting Deron Williams' Impact on the East Playoff Picture
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Deron Williams is easily the Napoleon of this summer’s free agency. Where he signs will have a huge ripple effect on the Eastern Conference as we know it.

NBA fans can recall, in the league's heyday, how teams like the Chicago Bulls and the Boston Celtics rampaged through championships like it was the simplest of responsibilities.

Excepting this season's result, the Eastern Conference has lately stood as a dwarf in the face of the Western Conference. Williams will have an instantaneous impact on how the East is run. Do not expect him to be the sole beneficiary of some key free-agency moves and an elongated season.

The 2013 NBA playoffs will be a doozy, and if Deron Williams stays with the Brooklyn Nets, he may be settling down in the most unpredictable conference the league has to offer.

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