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Deron Williams says 90 percent chance he stays

Posted on: December 5, 2011 1:42 pm
Posted by Royce Young

There was an understandable amount of panic and chatter when Deron Williams decided to turn down an extension with the Nets last week. Though the news wasn't surprising, it still meant that Williams would be an unrestricted free agent next summer with the option to leave the Nets and go anywhere.

This of course is a big deal because the Nets already made a major investment in Williams by trading away a couple of their top assets to Utah last year to get him.

So with a level of uncertainty surrounding Williams' future in New Jersey -- er, Brooklyn -- his name has started to be included in the "should they trade him?" conversations that currently are engulfed by Chris Paul and Dwight Howard.

Answer: Doesn't sound like it.

On WFAN Monday, Williams said, "My plan is to stay. Hopefully we can get some good talent to where I can stay."

And when asked what the percent change he would be staying with the Nets is, Williams didn't hesitate in saying "I'd probably say like 90 percent." That's a high percent.

Billy King just fist pumped in his office.

Williams tried to quell some of that distress last week about not signing an extension with a tweet that said, "Don't know why people are tripping just bc I'm opting out doesn't mean that I won't resign with the nets! W/ new CBA it makes sense." He's right. A new deal makes more sense and plus, he wants to see what the Nets do.

Last week when King was asked if he'd consider trading Williams, he answered, "Absolutely not." He probably already knew how Deron felt, but this has to be music to his ears.

Williams did leave open 10 percent though. And in that 10 percent is probably what the Nets do this season to impress Williams about their future. He even said, "Hopefully we can get some good talent to where I can stay." He's thinking about the roster and the future of the team. King and company have probably sold him on the fact that they're going to be major players in free agency, but they're going to have to prove it.

Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:08 pm

Deron Williams says 90 percent chance he stays

Hes leaving, only reason he said that is because he doesnt want to get asked by the media every 5 seconds if hes leaving, unless the nets get Dwight howard and another star player they cant compete against miami, i dont see any free agents wanting to play for the nets.

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:00 pm

Deron Williams says 90 percent chance he stays

Deron is a smart player and will stay with the Nets, he realizes they have a great owner and a smart front office. No matter what the Knicks do the Nets will be better and faster, they will soon have a new arena and city. With that billionaire owner Deron is just the first piece to something special and Id bet anything Amare and/or 'Melo will want to be a Net.

Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 7:14 pm

Deron Williams says 90 percent chance he stays

Good news for the league. A strong Brooklyn team living next door to the knocks and Celts would be great!

Time for the stars to wake up and realize they can't all play for the same couple of teams.

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 4:27 pm

Deron Williams says 90 percent chance he stays

All the Nets have to do is add some pieces around him and he will stay. Who wouldn't want to play in a brand new arena, in a brand new market in the biggest media market in the world?  If he comes out and says yea for sure I am going to stay here, it might make the Nets managment sit on there hands and not make any moves to improve the club. Lot of people read into him not wanting to buy a house in Jersey as a sign he wasn't going to stick around, they are only playing there for the rest of this season...why buy a house now, and be stuck trying to sell it in a bad economy?

Since: Dec 31, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:59 pm

Deron Williams says 90 percent chance he stays

actually 9% is the chance of the sorry team you root for getting him

Since: Sep 22, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:06 pm

Deron Williams says 90 percent chance he stays

 he probably meant to say 9, not 90. 

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