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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 ...
BEST OF MAXIM
New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams will not waive his early termination option and intends to opt out and become a free agent at the end of the season, according to the New York Daily News."I'm not going to opt-in. It's not monkey-see, monkey-do," Williams said Friday in reference to Orlando Magic center Dwight's Howard's contract situation. "...
ON THE MARKET
Dwight Howard may not become a free agent after the season, but that won't deter Deron Williams from exploring other teams.
The free agent class of 2012 has a new number one guy and yes, it's still a superstar. Friday morning Deron Williams told reporters, including Stefan Bondy with the New York Daily News that he would be hitting the open market this offseason.
"I’m not going to opt-in. It’s not monkey-see, monkey-do,” Williams told the Daily News. “Wherever I go is hopefully where...
ABOVE AND BEYOND
I have a sinking suspicion that most of you didn't watch last night's New Orleans Hornets/New Jersey Nets affair. Since you didn't, you missed this impressive double alley-oop from Deron Williams to Gerald Green to Kris Humphries:
Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson didn't make any moves prior to Thursday's trade deadline because he says the club is in good shape to make a postseason run and positioned well to be a serious player in free agency this summer.
"We like our team," Nelson said Thursday. "We like the flexibility we have this summer. We need to get some healthy bodies...
The future of the New Jersey Nets might hinge on the plight of Dwight Howard before today's 3 pm trade deadline and the Nets free-agent-to-be Deron Williams is banking on the the borough of Brooklyn to lure the Orlando Magic center to the Nets.
After a bizarre sequence of events over the past few months, including drunk-dialing from the Magic CEO and continuing with Howard telling...
DeShawn Stevenson said Deron Williams did seem to be bothered by the day's events on the Nets' flight down to Orlando Thursday.
WHEELING AND DEALING
The Portland Trail Blazers have traded Gerald Wallace to the New Jersey Nets for Mehmet Okur, Shawne Williams and a protected 2012 first-round pick.
The Nets feel they can keep Deron Williams even if they are unable to acquire Dwight Howard.
The Nets are likely to reject an offer of Pau Gasol for Deron Williams.
Before the Charlotte-at-Mavs game, GM Donnie Nelson talked of ‘landing a big fish,’ of ‘having cake’ and of ‘eating it, too.’ And then Dallas feasted on Bobcat, a 101-96 win serving as a sidedish to all the Deron sugarplums that are head-dancing as the Mavs, says Nelson, ‘feel like we can contend this year and be active in the market.’ Let's serve it up in Mavs Donuts!
We are now learning more of the details behind Mike D’Antoni’s sudden resignation earlier today.
Here is the latest from TNT’s David Aldridge by way of Sekou Smith at the NBA Hangtime blog (with a hat tip to Deadspin):
A source with knowledge of the discussions says D’Antoni and Knicks chairman James Dolan mutually agreed to terminate D’Antoni’s job with New York after...
Dwight Howard, not traded. Deron Williams, should have been traded but the New Jersey Nets were too paralyzed with the whole Orlando Magic outcome to realize they needed to make the move. David Kahn was nowhere to be found, strange. And everyone else just felt like doing the basics with their deals. David Stern can have extra vacation time tonight!
The NBA trade deadline was somewhat overshadowed by the opening day of March Madness. Still, there were a plethora of moves made in the final hours as teams tried to make a last ditch effort to bolster their roster or build for the future. Here are the trade deadline losers.
New Jersey Nets
Their wet dream of landing Dwight Howard before the deadline didn’t happen and on...