Why Deron Williams Re-Signing with the Nets Means the Mavericks Should Rebuild

July 3rd, 2012 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »
After putting all of their eggs in the hometown boy's basket, a tweet from point guard Deron Williams sent the Dallas Mavericks back to the drawing board and Brooklyn Nets fans to the champagne room Tuesday night.

Less than 24 hours after meeting with Mavericks' brass, Williams declined Dallas' offer and opted to join newly acquired Joe Johnson in Brooklyn, signing a five-year deal worth $100 million with the Nets.   

Williams' announcement came just hours after Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reported that Mavericks' Sixth Man of the Year Jason Terry was taking his talents to Boston, agreeing to a three-year deal worth around $15 million.    

With their top overall target and top in-house target signing elsewhere, the Mavericks are left devoid of replacements and a slim free-agent market to find them.  

But that isn't stopping Dallas general manager Donnie Walsh from working the market.  According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the team will make signing a point guard a priority and have two initial main targets: Former Maverick Steve Nash and Knicks restricted free agent Jeremy Lin.

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