DALLAS -- There are lazy assumptions being made regarding the Dallas Mavericks and their cap. There is inaccurate information being issued regarding the money Deron Williams can be paid if he joins the Mavs in the Summer of 2012. But there is nothing dull or unclear about the facts, or about the intentions expressed in recent hours by Deron or by Mavs GM Donnie Nelson.
"It's a position we haven't been in recently, Donnie said Thursday as the NBA trade deadline passed. "This gives us an opportunity to see if we can't get out there and land a big fish.
Nelson can't name the name. But we can. The big fish is the perennial All-Star point guard Deron Williams from The Colony, who can be a free agent and can leave the Nets this summer.
Is he planning on leaving?
"I'm not opting-in," Williams told the New York Daily News today. "It's not monkey-seemonkey-do."
Williams' comment is a reflection on Dwight Howard's decision to opt-in with his present team in Orlando, a move that may take ...