Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/10/12

Net owner Mikhail Prokhorov is serious about keeping New Jersey star Deron Williams with the Nets after this year. So serious, in fact, that he's started talking smack to Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, the New York Daily News reports. "Let the best man win," Prokhorov said Tuesday. "If he wins, I will crush him with the kickboxing throwdown." Cuban and his deep pockets are just one of the reasons rumors have swirled that Williams would want to sign with the Mavericks. Williams is originally from Dallas, and the franchise's current point guard, perennial All-Star Jason Kidd, is getting up in...

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