Brooklyn Nets and Dallas Mavericks further negotiate Deron Williams contract
The Dallas Mavericks will have the first go on Deron Williams on Monday morning to convince him to sign with the franchise. Their argument will probably play along the lines of the charm of continuing a career with his hometown team and the opportunity for Deron Williams to mix along with the forward Dirk Nowitzki, who lead the Dallas Mavericks to a championship under head coach Rick Carlisle.
The Brooklyn Nets are second in line to try their luck to sign a contract with Deron Williams. The Brooklyn Nets will try to win-over Deron Williams in a pre-planned meeting on Monday evening. The negotiations will move along without Brooklyn Nets majority owner Mikhail Prokhorov on Monday, since he has already met Deron Williams a number of times over the course of a few months.
Hence, the Brooklyn Nets will go along with an old offer that has been on the table for a few weeks now. Mikhail Prokhorov has already expressed his hopes for the Brooklyn Net to rise against competition, and the franchise will do even better if Deron Williams were to team up with their talented players. According to the Brooklyn Nets, with Deron Williams on their side, the team could ideally stand against competition in their division from the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics.
Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki has been acting as an interface between the Dallas Mavericks and Deron Williams for a long time. Even Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant expressed his support of bringing Deron Williams to the city in a twitter post recently. However owing to Dirk Nowitzki’s due to travel plans, and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s visit to Los Angeles, the Dallas Mavericks will enter negotiations with Deron Williams with franchise president Donnie Nelson, Rick Carlisle and former team player Michael Finley on their side.
Both franchises are expected to push big contracts to maintain Deron Williams’ interest.
However, the Dallas Mavericks will have slight problems since they are at only $10 million cap space after three drafts signings. The Dallas Mavericks can probably further clear some cap space by releasing Brandan Wright and Vince Wright, who don’t have guarantees in their contract as well as Brendan Haywood through a “one-time amnesty clause.”
On the other hand, the Brooklyn Nets have been long creating cap space as they previously offered Gerald Wallace a contract that gave him smaller salary compared to the $9.5 million he raked in last year.
However Deron William’s contract may pose a threat to the Brooklyn Nets’ intention to sign free agent Steve Nash, whom they will meet later on Monday. Steve Nash was initially drafted by the Brooklyn Nets, and the team are viewing him as a backcourt support to Deron Williams or a replacement if the earlier negotiations do not pull through.
Steve Nash reportedly already has a three-year, $36 million offer from the Toronto Raptors and the New York Knicks, as well as Phoenix Suns are also interested in re-signing him.
Nevertheless, Deron Williams aims to wrap-up a contract by Independence day, to ease his departure to Olympics Team USA training camp.