Deron Williams is widely considered to be the jewel of the 2012 NBA free agency class and even though free agency doesn't begin until July 1, Williams has already narrowed his suitors to the Nets and Mavericks according to a report from ESPN.com.
The Nets and Mavericks have been seen as the most likely suitors for Williams for a while. New Jersey can offer Williams the most money while Dallas presents the opportunity to play in his hometown. The Nets can offer Williams a five-year contract worth just under $100 million while Dallas can offer four years and close to $75 million.
Williams has previously said his decision will be based on which teams gives him the best chance to win.
"I want to go to a place where I feel like they will have a chance to build and build fast," Williams said according to the Los Angeles Times. "I'm not really in the mood for being part of a rebuilding process. I'm getting older. I'm about to be 28. I want to win. I want to win now. Also, I want to live in a place where I want to live and my kids will enjoy living. That's pretty much it."
NBA free agency begins at midnight on July 1.
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