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KB-Pau-DH2012
05-22-2012, 05:24 PM
http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/7959842/brooklyn-nets-dallas-mavericks-deron-williams-says-know-yet


Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams, who has stated his intentions to opt out of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, told reporters Tuesday that he's still undecided on his future.

"I want to reiterate, I don't know what I'm doing next year," Williams said. "Still. Nobody does but me. Not even my mom, my brother, my uncle, my cousin. I haven't talked to anybody about where I'm going next year."

The Nets can offer Williams more years and money than another other team once he opts out -- five years, $109 million compared to four years, $81 million. But there will be other suitors. It is expected that the Dallas Mavericks will make a run at Williams, who grew up there.


"I just hate that people think they know where I'm going, because I don't know where I'm going," said Williams, who isn't allowed to talk with other teams since he hasn't opted out yet. "So there's no way for them to know, or assume that I'm going to Dallas or that I'm staying here. I don't know. There could be another team that comes into the picture."

Last week, Williams visited with Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov and general manager Billy King at the EuroLeague Final Four in Turkey. Williams also took a trip to Russia.

"People say I'm staying here for sure because I went to Russia," Williams said. "Yeah, I went to Russia. I've never been to Russia. A.K. (former Utah Jazz teammate Andrei Kirilenko)'s been telling me to come to Russia for the last six years, so, I went to Russia. It was close to Turkey. I went to Turkey because I love Turkey, I played there for three months. I wanted to see my teammates. I wanted to check out some games, so I went to Istanbul."

This week, the All-Star point guard has been working out at the Nets' practice facility in East Rutherford, N.J. He's even been seen wearing Nets' practice attire.

But Williams doesn't want anyone to read anything into all that. After all, he's still under contract with the Nets.

"I'm here right now because I sold my house in San Diego so I can't go there," Williams said. "I have a house in Utah that I'm trying to sell, but it has no furniture in it, so I can't go there. Plus my kids are in school till June 28, so I have to stay here. Then I leave on July 5 for the Olympic training. So it doesn't really make sense for me to go anywhere."

Williams wants to figure out where he's going to play immediately after the free agency period begins. He wants to have security in case he were to get injured during the Olympics.

Williams is going to Dallas later this week. Granted, he's just going to visit family.

"I'm from there," Williams said. "My mom lives there. My brother lives there. My aunt, my uncles live there. I'm going there to have my son's birthday party. I'm going Thursday through Tuesday."

Chronz
05-22-2012, 05:29 PM
Williams tour in Turkey was AWESOME.

LongIslandIcedZ
05-22-2012, 05:31 PM
Interesting to say the least. I always hated when I saw a mystery team involved, they always won.

Vincent
05-22-2012, 05:40 PM
It's kind of sad that Deron has to explain all his actions to squash all the rumors.

It seems like he genuinely wants to weigh his options and make the right decision. Rather than holding franchises hostage.

LEAVE DERON ALLLONNNNE

Avenged
05-22-2012, 05:43 PM
Shocker. :speechless:

knicks4life33
05-22-2012, 05:43 PM
When he says i dont know yet he means im waitingto see if they will trade for dwight howard and if not im out like a fat kid playing dodgeball

KB-Pau-DH2012
05-22-2012, 05:43 PM
Another team in play??

If I'm D-Will, I'd go La-La land. ;)

Ebbs
05-22-2012, 05:44 PM
The one that killed me was Deron is working out ina nets shirt he is staying in Brooklyn!

8kobe24
05-22-2012, 05:58 PM
Another team in play??

If I'm D-Will, I'd go La-La land. ;)

Yep via sign and trade. Do it Mitch!!!

Sinestro
05-22-2012, 06:02 PM
He should go to the Mavs

-Kobe24-TJ19-
05-22-2012, 06:11 PM
pau for d-will
bynum for dwight

do it mitch/jimbaco

The Final Boss
05-22-2012, 06:21 PM
Lakers.

Cal827
05-22-2012, 06:24 PM
So I guess the Miami Heat are that Mystery team :D

C-Style
05-22-2012, 06:59 PM
would there be a team that's willing to take on Gasol and can make a sign and trade or it has to be the Nets?

DR_1
05-22-2012, 07:00 PM
From what he said here it's obvious he's going to Miami.

BobbyHillSwag
05-22-2012, 07:02 PM
lol he's not taking no big *** paycut to play with miami, no one really wants to play with miami except old washed up players.

yaswaggin
05-22-2012, 07:11 PM
He might go to Miami one year, win a ring, the sign to another team the following year

That would not be an option thoughif Dwight goes to the nets

Blitzbolt
05-22-2012, 07:13 PM
I hope he stays in the East I don't want him the West.

DR_1
05-22-2012, 07:14 PM
Wow you thought I was serious? :laugh:

arkanian215
05-22-2012, 07:19 PM
0a

torocan
05-22-2012, 07:23 PM
The most interesting part of this article to me is the timing.

If he wants it resolved before hitting the Olympics (July 5), and FA starts on July 1, I'm wondering how many other Olympic athletes are going to push for an early FA resolution.

Could be an action packed first week or two of FA action, especially as teams scramble after Deron's and Nash's decisions.

5ass
05-22-2012, 07:30 PM
I hope he stays in the East I don't want him the West.

that kid in ur sig should replace the grizzlies mascot. I laughed so hard when i saw it live.

naps
05-22-2012, 07:30 PM
Really shocking! Breaking news of the year "Deron is unsure of his future."

greg_ory_2005
05-22-2012, 07:32 PM
The Raps might allow you to sign here Deron.

jimm120
05-22-2012, 07:36 PM
When he says i dont know yet he means im waitingto see if they will trade for dwight howard and if not im out like a fat kid playing dodgeball

well, i didn't know about that whole thing about the olympics. So it seems we'll see Deron sign (or sign&traded) to some team by the 4th....so I guess we'll know quickly where he ends up.

gatkins11
05-22-2012, 07:48 PM
From what he said here it's obvious he's going to Miami.

Took the words right out of my mouth.

Pakman
05-22-2012, 07:58 PM
The Raps might allow you to sign here Deron. nobody I repeat nobody wants.to go to Toronto. Well maybe nash but that's it.