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NetsDaily May 28, 2016

Latest estimate for Nets cap space - $45.3 million

Our newest estimate of cap space puts the Nets number at a max of $45.3 million, probably one of the league's seven or eight highest. That number doesn't include second year options for Wayne Ellington ($1.57 million), Shane Larkin ($1.5 million) or Thomas Robinson ($1 million). Nor does it include a $1.18 million qualifying offer for Markel Brown, who the Nets reportedly want to keep.. It does include $6.3 million in "dead money" -- Deron Williams $5.75 million stretch payment, Andrea Bargnani's $323,000 buyout and Jarrett Jack's projected $500,000 guarantee on a $6.3 million salary. It's...
Mavs Moneyball May 13, 2016

Deron Williams is the point guard the Mavericks deserve, and maybe the one they need

There's mutual interest in a return for D-Will. He struggled with injuries and consistency this year but he could be very well be the team's best option at point guard. Looking back When the Mavericks signed Deron Williams last July, they fulfilled a dream free agent scenario three years later than originally hoped. The point guard who arrived in Dallas was a different player than the guy who averaged around 21 points and 9 assists over the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons, when the team made him a free agent target. Williams' production had suffered from nagging ankle injuries. And his rep in...
SLC Dunk May 3, 2016

Only Deron Williams and Trey Burke have made heaves for the Utah Jazz over the last decade

Heave-Ho! The Utah Jazz have usually been a model of offensive efficiency and cut-throat end of quarter play. I can remember countless times when the team would extend a 3 point lead into a 6 point margin to finish up the last two minutes of the first. They would follow it up with pushing a 9 point lead into a 15 lead at halftime. And close out a third quarter making a game into a blowout. That's what some of us lucky ones remember. Over the last season we didn't see a strong team finish out quarters like the old Jazz. That said, over the last decade the team has been strong offensively....
Mavs Moneyball Apr 29, 2016

Deron Williams will opt out of his contract, become a free agent, per report

This is no real surprise. The question is how hard the Mavericks will pursue him. Deron Williams will exercise his player option that would have paid him $5.6 million next season and become a free agent, per ESPN's Tim MacMahon. Given the rising cap and Williams' solid-enough play, this is no real surprise for the 31-year-old point guard. Now, the question turns to the Mavericks. This season, Williams was a steady hand guiding the offense and avoided any major injuries until the final month of the season, when a sports hernia eventually ended his year early in the playoffs and will require...