Posted July 11, 2012 on AP on Fox
Deron Williams hit the jackpot in Las Vegas, and Blake Griffin signed on for a few more years in Los Angeles. Free agents in the NBA could finally sign contracts starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT Wednesday, and the Brooklyn Nets wasted no time getting their All-Star point guard to put pen to paper - well, iPad actually - on a new deal worth $98 million over five years. The Nets came to Williams at his hotel in Las Vegas, where he is training with the U.S. Olympic team. He posted a picture of himself signing the contract on his Twitter page. ''We are obviously thrilled that Deron will lead the Nets into our new home in Brooklyn,'' Nets general manager Billy King said in a statement. ''Deron is in my opinion the top point guard in the NBA. With his leadership and guidance on and off the court, the fans of Brooklyn should be proud.'' The Clippers announced they signed Griffin to a contract extension that could be worth $95 million over five years. He left U...
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