Now that the season has ended it’s time for teams to begin making moves for next season, remember basketball never stops. The most talked about decision this summer seems to be where Deron Williams will play next year. Luckily for basketball fans this decision has been narrowed down to two teams, the Mavericks and his current team the Brooklyn Nets.
The Nets have the advantage of having a new home in a big market with rich and big name ownership. There is also the allure of being the unquestioned best player on the team in Brooklyn no matter who (Dwight) they bring in. Depending on the moves the Nets make they may actually have a shot at keeping them on his Williams on the team (which they vitally need to do). If they can somehow land Dwight Howard without trading the entire roster they could make a very formidable team in the Eastern Conference. Howard has played with a decent PG in J.Nelson but has never been teamed up with a player as talented as Williams and would thrive playing along side of Deron. They would also need to retain one of three players to make this more than a first round playoff team; Kris Humphries, Marshon Brooks, or Gerald Wallace. It would give them a big two with a very productive hard working third wheel to take up some slack.
Williams is an elite PG in the league but may be underrated because due to the fact that his teams haven’t had regular season success much less any playoff wins. This along with several other factors could lure him to Dallas, where they are one year removed from a championship and a consistent playoff team. Williams would also get to play with childhood hero and future hall-of-famer Jason Kidd who is ready to be a backup (a really good backup) and wants nothing more than to hand the reigns over to D-Will. Dirk is still there and going strong along with the rest of the Mavericks formidable roster. The owner in Dallas is no Jay-Z but he’s much more adept at putting together winning teams, treating his players to some of the leagues best luxuries, sparing no cost, and being vocally supportive of his players is Mark Cuban. Williams has never been surrounded by such good players and will be a monster in Dallas, throw in the fact that he’s from Dallas and it seems like a likely choice.
In our opinion this is an easy decision despite having the chance to play in New York which is the dream of a lot of ballplayers the chance to play in your hometown with two hall-of-famers has to be the move. Why wouldn’t you want to go play with a team that has championship experience and is still very much capable of winning another if the right pieces are in place. Although the Nets are in a new location they are still the Nets and should be treated as such, D-Will should take the opportunity to go home.