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Deron Williams Will Re-Sign with Brooklyn Nets

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 10:  Deron Williams #8 of the New Jersey Nets looks on in the second half against the Philadelphia 76ers at Prudential Center on April 10, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
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Jamal WilburgCorrespondent IJuly 3, 2012

The Deron Williams saga is likely over.

After all of the speculation about whether the free-agent point guard would remain with the Brooklyn Nets or possibly take his talents to the Dallas Mavericks, he sends out a tweet to announce his decision.

Per Williams' Twitter account:

Made a very tough decision today....

Following those simple words was a link to a picture of the Brooklyn Nets logo. It can only be assumed that this tweet means that he will be returning to the Nets next season.

According to the Twitter account of Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, Williams and the Nets agreed to a five-year deal worth $100 million.

It's amazing how much of a role Twitter continues to play in the sports landscape. In the same manner Williams chose to use the social network to announce his future plans, one has to wonder how leagues and players will continue to use the platform.

I wonder how different we would view Lebron James' decision had he sent it out via Twitter.


Jamal Wilburg is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report.

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