Semi OT: Deron Williams will opt OUT of contract

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  1. cdub503

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    Going to Big-D.
     
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    Wow jerseys gm may get the boot!
     
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    magnifier661 B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

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    I can see jersey trying to tank so they have the best possible shot at top 3 pick. Karma will play out and we get #4
     
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    Didn't he demand a trade there? Now he wants out? What a wrecking ball....
     
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    GriLtCheeZ Blondie!

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    He said this before the season even started. I think he leaves, but this isn't news.
     
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    Didn't demand a trade, period. Utah just saw what happened with Melo and decided to offer him up to the team with the best assets they wanted back for him.
     
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    If Portland actually catches a damn break this off season, we could potentially have a rebuild roster of

    Deron Williams
    Eric Gordon
    Nic Batum
    LaMarcus Aldridge
    Jared Sullinger

    And someone like Harrison Barnes, Jeremy Lamb or Terrence Jones off the bench with Nolan Smith and Elliott Williams
     
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    We may only have a 1% chance of getting him, but I hope they make a big pitch for him.
     
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    How do we get DWill and Gordon?
     
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    and we also keep Batum? 88M roster there lol
     
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    Ha WHAT?! It'd be a great off-season if we got any of those 3 players, let alone all three. We can dream though!
     
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    Fez Hammersticks スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    Deron 'Two toes in Dallas' Williams.

    Yeah, we can forget this pipedream.
     
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    If NJ get a top 3 pick I think he stays, or if god forbid they make the playoffs.
     
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    Without a time machine and the proper draft picks, there is no way they will end up in Portland.

    Deron might play for the Blazers if PA sells the team to someone in Ft. Worth.
     
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    We have enough to get two max contracts according to Chad B. Match Batum after that and there you go
     
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    anyone think someones stupid enough to offer batum a max contract?
     
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    Outside of the hometown thing, I don't see many things more appealing for him in Dallas than in Portland.

    He has maybe two years with Dirk, whereas he has at least 4 with Aldridge (who is also from Dallas). We have more roster flexibility and potential than Dallas this year, and in the near future with two potential lottery picks, and Nico. And he is really close friends with Wessy.
     
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    Make more money in state tax free Texas
     
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    Ah good call. But he doesn't seem like the money grubbing type. He wants to win and play, and has complained quite a few times about how he has no crowd support in NJ.
     

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