Williams stays with Nets

Posted Tuesday, Jul. 03, 2012  comments  Print Reprints
A

Have more to add? News tip? Tell us

As expected, Deron Williams has decided to stay with the Brooklyn Nets and sign a five-year, $100 million contract with that franchise when the NBA's moratorium ends on July 11.

Williams made his announcement via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. His tweet said: "Made a very tough decision today.''

Williams had paired his list of suitors down to between the Dallas Mavericks and Nets. And it appears the moves the Nets made over the past two days tipped the scales in Brooklyn's favor.

While the Mavs sat idly on the sidelines, the Nets re-signed forward Gerald Wallace and traded for six-time All-Star Joe Johnson. Apparently that was more than enough to convince Williams -- a native of The Colony -- that he should remain with the Nets.

-- Dwain Price

Follow me on Twitter

@dwainprice

 

Looking for comments?

We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse, images, internet links or any device to draw undue attention. Our policy requires those wishing to post here to use their real identity.

Our commenting policy | Facebook commenting FAQ | Why Facebook?





Saturday, April 19Full Scoreboard
Toronto «5Final | Box
Cleveland0
St. Louis «4Final | Box
Washington3
LA Angels2Final | Box
Detroit «5
Baltimore2Final | Box
Boston «4
Minnesota4Final | Box
Kansas City «5
Cincinnati4Final | Box
Chicago Cubs «8
Houston3Final | Box
Oakland «4
Milwaukee «8Final | Box
Pittsburgh7
Seattle0Final | Box
Miami «7
Atlanta «7Final | Box
NY Mets5
NY Yankees1Final | Box
Tampa Bay «16
Chicago WSox3Final | Box
Texas «6
Philadelphia1Final | Box
Colorado «3
Arizona6Final | Box
Los Angeles «8
San Francisco1Final | Box
San Diego «3
Full Scoreboard
Saturday, April 19Full Scoreboard
Brooklyn «94Final | Box
Toronto87
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game One. Brooklyn leads series, 1-0.
Golden State «109Final | Box
LA Clippers105
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game One. Golden State leads series, 1-0.
Atlanta «101Final | Box
Indiana93
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game One. Atlanta leads series, 1-0.
Memphis86Final | Box
Oklahoma City «100
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game One. Oklahoma City leads series, 1-0.
Full Scoreboard
Full Scoreboard
No games this week
Full Scoreboard
Saturday, April 19Full Scoreboard
Chicago3Final(OT) | Box
St. Louis «4
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game Two. St. Louis leads series, 2-0.
Columbus «4Final(OT2) | Box
Pittsburgh3
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game Two. Series tied, 1-1.
Minnesota2Final | Box
Colorado «4
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game Two. Colorado leads series, 2-0.
Full Scoreboard