We are deep into NBA Free Agency now and somewhere close to two billion dollars has now been spent by teams acquiring new players and negotiating new contracts.
Frantic FREE AGENCY
Kevin Love, Marc Gasol, Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis are all set for life after signing deals worth over $100M to stay at their current teams for the long term, while Goran Dragic, Draymond Green, Reggie Jackson and Jimmy Butler all got very close to breaking three figures themselves.
DeAndre Jordan's flip-flop between the Mavericks and the Clippers seemed like it would go down in history as the biggest move of this summer, but something is brewing in Brooklyn that could easily overshadow it.
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According to a report from Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the Brooklyn Nets could be very close to releasing Deron Williams so the point guard can go and play for his hometown team, the aforementioned Dallas Mavericks.
The Nets have apparently wanted to get rid of Williams - and teammate Joe Johnson's - contracts this summer, but it would have been a hard task without just straight up waiving him and being lumped with his contract.
It seems that the Nets are reaching their breaking point now and are apparently negotiating a buy-out with Williams, to end the guard's failed stint in Brooklyn.
"Former All-Star point guard Deron Williams is in talks with the Brooklyn Nets about securing his potential release this offseason to clear the way for Williams to sign with his hometown Dallas Mavericks," Stein wrote.
D-Will to Dallas?
Stein went on to add that after being spurned so publicly by Jordan, the Mavericks are desperate to make another big signing to replace him, and Williams would fit that role perfectly.
"The Mavericks, by contrast, are very motivated to sign Williams after being spurned in free agency by DeAndre Jordan, provided Williams can extricate himself from the Nets and get to the open market."
Williams averaged 13.0 points and 6.6 assists per game while shooting a career-low 38.7 percent last season. That is poor for the money he will be on, but that still represents an upgrade over Devin Harris and Raymond Felton.