Brooklyn Nets buyout Deron Williams, expected to sign with Mavericks

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The Brooklyn Nets have officially reached a buyout deal with three time All Star point guard Deron Williams.

This agreement will make him a free agent, as Williams is now allowed to sign with the team of his choice, which will likely be the Dallas Mavericks.

Williams had been three years into a five-year, $98.7 million deal that he signed in July of 2012, resigning with the Nets who acquired him from the Utah Jazz in 2011.

The then New Jersey Nets traded guard Devin Harris, 2010 third overall pick Derrick Favors, two first round draft picks and $3 million in cash for four-and-a-half years of wonderful service and three playoff appearances for Brooklyn.

Shortly after the mind-boggling DeAndre Jordan incident, Williams requested that the Nets buy out his contract with the intent of signing with the Dallas Mavericks. Dallas, in desperate need of a starting point guard and an extra $20 million to spend, are expected to soon come to terms with Williams on a two-year deal.

After eleven seasons – 716 regular season games with an extra 69 postseason games – in the NBA, the 31-year-old former star may be on his final road as a starting point guard. The odds of a championship for Deron are surely slight, but obviously not impossible.