(NEW YORK) — Once the NBA free agency begins on July 1, guard Deron Williams will only be involved in talks with the Brooklyn Nets and Dallas Mavericks, according to sources.
Williams is expected to be the No.1 pursued guard on the market this season but has limited himself to just these two teams.
“I want to go to a place where I feel like they will have a chance to build and build fast,” Williams told 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.”
Williams started out in Dallas playing high school ball and respects both Mavericks players Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd.
The Mavericks are coming off a first round exit to the Thunder after winning last year’s championship and the maximum four-year offer the Mavericks can counter with approaches $75 million.
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