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Deron Williams Says He is Undecided On Future With the Nets
I can completely understand why D-Will could not like playing for the Nets. Regardless of the fact that they are now moving to Brooklyn and co-owned by Hip Hop legend Jay Z, Deron Williams is just not in a happy place there.He’s from Texas, kinda settled down in Utah for a while, and is now forced to live in New Jersey by way of a trade he claims he didn’t ask for.
That said, he would have to really, really, really, hate playing for the Nets if he plans on opting out of that final year of his contract, right? You know, that 2012-13 player option year he’s signed on to make almost $18 million during? Because that’s kinda what he’s inferring here with this I’m not going to buy I’m renting thing he’s blogging about from Turkey.
If you missed what I’m referring too, the summary is as follows from FoxSports.com:
Deron Williams said he is undecided about his Nets future and is talking of renting not buying when he returns from Turkey after the lockout ends, the New York Post reported Sunday. Williams can opt out of the final year of his contract, worth $17,779,458 for 2012-13, when this NBA season — which is yet to even begin because of the labor stoppage — comes to an end.
That decision affects every phase of the Nets operation, of course. And Williams has said virtually everything the Nets want to hear about staying, until now. In his latest blog from Istanbul, where he has been playing with Turkish team Besiktas during the lockout, Williams did not sound like a guy who is completely committed to the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets.
“The lockout is still going. If the CBA [collective bargaining agreement] is finalized and I’ll need to come back to the NBA, I think it takes some time for them to get everything on paper, maybe three or four weeks. If we make a deal, I’ll try to come back as soon as possible,” Williams wrote.
But he added, “As far as living, I don’t have a place in New Jersey yet. I don’t want to buy anywhere, just planning to rent for now. I’m not sure yet what I’m going to do after the NBA season. We’ll see.”
I like D-Will.Personally think he’s one of the Top 3 point guards in the league. You have to REALLY hate it somewhere to give up on making almost $18million in one year. Perhaps he’s trying to scare the organization into bringing better players around him. Maybe a Dwight Howard, as he has said he’s pretty much given up on Orlando. While he’s over in Turkey right now, alot of questions will need to be answered by several players once the lockout ends and the players are able to get back on the hardwood. Will the league see another huge shift of players within the next season as well?