With Deron Williams leaving the Brooklyn Nets for the Dallas Mavericks, prepare to be inundated with a tidal wave of predictable “homecoming” themed stories. This shopworn narrative will never die, and like the tattoos on D. Will’s arms read “Texas made DMW.”
In the grand scheme of things though, this transaction actually leaves both clubs stuck in NBA purgatory. Mark Cuban doesn’t really have a contender out West. In the NBA’s A-Team conference he just doesn’t have enough to compete. Put the Mavericks in the East though, and you could see them challenging Lebron James for NBA B-Team conference supremacy.
However, this Deron Williams is not your older brother’s Deron Williams.Follow paulmbanks