Free agent point guard Deron Williams has not decided which team he wants to join but the Brooklyn Nets remain at or near the top of his list, Chris Broussard of ESPN reported on Wednesday.
Broussard reports that Williams likes the Nets for a lot of reasons: His family enjoys the area, he has good relationships with head coach Avery Johnson and general manager Billy King, and he believes the Nets have a brighter future than most NBA observers do.
The Nets can also offer Williams more money than other franchises, but Broussard warns that money won't be the sole factor in Williams' destination.
The Dallas Mavericks, according to Broussard, represent Brooklyn's greatest competition for Williams' services. Broussard also mentions a long shot, the Phoenix Suns, that he believes could make a strong case to land the three-time All-Star. The Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks could look to get in on the sweepstakes using sign-and-trade scenarios.
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