Originally posted on The Mark Graham Sports Blog  |  Last updated 7/3/12
One of the most coveted free agents in the NBA this offseason has finally made his decision. Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams has opted to stay with the Nets rather than sign with his hometown Dallas Mavericks. Williams and the Nets agreed to a five year deal worth $98 million, that bested the Mavericks best offer of four years, $75 million. Williams announced his decision via Twitter when he tweeted, "Made a difficult decision today..." and had a link to a photo of the Brooklyn Nets logo. The Nets have what seems to be a very solid team behind them. They re-signed Gerald Wallace, agreed with the Atlanta Hawks on a trade for swingman Joe Johnson, and are trying to acquire the Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard. Deron Williams was sold on the belief that he would be the face of the new look Nets as they move into the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Williams also has a great relationship with Nets General Manager Billy King and head coach Avery Johnson. Williams and his family also live in nearby Manhattan and has enjoyed the lucrative endorsement deals that he has been given by playing in the New York market.
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