NBA free agency rumor; Deron Williams only interested in Nets & Mavericks

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The Miami Heat are NBA champions, the NBA draft happens this week and you know what comes after that? FREE AGENCY!! On July 1st, teams can begin contacting players to start laying the free agent foundation for the 12-13 season. One of the most sought after free agent targets will be Nets point guard, Deron Williams.

But it looks as if Williams only has two teams on his wish list

Sources say Williams has instructed his representatives to advise any team that calls starting at 12:01 a.m. July 1 that he intends to either re-sign with the Nets or return to his hometown with the Mavericks after a glittering high school career in the Dallas area. …. While Williams is already settled in the New York area and known to have enjoyed his time living there, sources say he already has done some preliminary househunting in Dallas this month in the event that he chooses to return to the Western Conference.

Take this with a grain of salt. Rumors and jockeying for position will rule this week. Plus, I’m sure it’s safe to assume that Williams may not want to be the first piece in the Nets rebuilding plan. Of course that complicates things for other FA’s who might be thinking about making Brooklyn their new home. It’s all a game of chess and priorities with money or a ring as the main motivators.