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Larry Brown Sports:
If Deron Williams is going to make his decision in free agency based on who puts the most effort into wishing him a happy birthday, score one for the Nets. When Deron’s wife Amy left their home on Tuesday morning, which happened to be Deron’s 28th birthday, the billboard truck you see above was waiting outside their door.
That new Brooklyn logo certainly adds to the excitement. Deron has reportedly narrowed his list of teams down to just two, so I wonder if Mark Cuban already had a special “happy birthday” planned for the point guard he also happens to be courting. If he didn’t before this morning, he probably does now.
H/T NBA.com’s John Schuhmann via Ball Don’t Lie
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Deron Williams has reportedly narrowed his potential list of teams down to two, the Nets and the Mavericks.
A couple of Dallas Mavericks fans are putting their bodies on the line for their favorite team literally.
To entice free agent point guard Deron Williams to sign with the Mavericks, David Fleck and Sammy Gonzalez created the blog Darin' For Deron blog (darinforderon.com). They began posting videos of them doing various "dares" to prove how much they want Williams...
The Brooklyn Nets literally drove out of their way to convince free-agent-to-be Deron Williams to stay with the team— after it crosses the Hudson and East Rivers next season— by trucking over a giant Happy Birthday card and parking it outside his Manhattan apartment building.
It might be nice to show their All-Star point guard he is wanted in Brooklyn but— with Williams only...
The Brooklyn Nets would really like Deron Williams to be their point guard for the next few years, and they're not hiding it. Williams' wife, Amy, and children were greeted by the sight of a truck with a billboard wishing Williams a happy birthday outside their home Tuesday morning. Williams is one of the most sought-after free agents of the offseason after finishing his...
As the team formerly known as the New Jersey Nets become the Brooklyn Nets next season the plan is to have point guard Deron Williams be the centerpiece of the team and marketing efforts. For that to happen the free agent Williams would have to choose the Nets over several other teams who would also love to have his services. [...]
Free Agent point guard Deron Williams has narrowed his choices for his next home in the Association to just two teams, according to a report published by “ESPN.com.” The website’s sources are saying that the only two franchises still in the running for D-Will, are the Brooklyn Nets and the Dallas Mavericks. Now it is up to the guard to choose which scenario is more enticing...
Free Agent treasure to be Deron Williams turned 28 on Tuesday, so the Brooklyn Nets decided to park a massive sign in front of his Manhattan house to wish him a happy birthday — This comes off as pretty desperate. We all know Dallas is where D-Will wants to be. -TO
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There might not be a more coveted NBA free agent than Nets point guard Deron Williams and it appears that even baseball teams are helping court the star guard.Check out this photo from the Texas Rangers scoreboard on Tuesday wishing D-Will a happy birthday and for him to play for the Mavericks:(Courtesy of The NBA Mistress)
While Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King was addressing the media Wednesday in advance of the NBA Draft, a familiar face poked his head into the media room at the team's training facility.
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Either Delonte West has some sort of hush-hush agreement with the Mavericks about his return to Dallas next season, or West he is just an unconditional supporter of Mark Cuban and company. As you may have heard, Deron Williams has reportedly narrowed his list of potential teams down to two: the Nets and the Mavericks (although the Rockets could now be in play). Delonte’s contract...
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