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Deron Williams Signs With Mavericks On Two-Year Deal Worth $10 Million

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The Dallas Mavericks headed into NBA free agency this summer with high hopes of rebuilding the team with some promising young talent. Superstar Dirk Nowitzki is on his way out with the German product possibly playing another season or two and there was no shortage of viable options for Dallas on the open market.

Fortunately, the Mavericks were able to agree to terms with Wesley Matthews on a lucrative long-term deal. Shortly after the Matthews deal was agreed upon, DeAndre Jordan committed to the team giving them a solid young core to go along with Nowitzki and last year’s free-agent addition in Chandler Parsons.

Despite having an agreement in principle with Jordan, the veteran center backed out of the deal at the last second to return to the Los Angeles Clippers. The move was devastating to the Mavericks’ long-term plans, but things have started to turn around as of late.

According to Schuyler Dixon of the Associated Press, Dallas was able to secure a two-year deal with veteran point Deron Williams, via Yahoo Sports:

Deron Williams is joining his hometown Mavericks and will try to help salvage a failed bid in free agency similar to three years ago, when he spurned Dallas to stay with the Brooklyn Nets.

Williams, who grew up in the Dallas suburb of The Colony, signed a two-year, $10 million contract Tuesday. He has a player option in the second year.

Although the Mavericks brass weren’t able to get one their main targets in Jordan or LaMarcus Aldridge, adding Williams and Matthews is a decent consolation considering the circumstances. Williams practically landed in owner Mark Cuban’s lap after being waived by the Brooklyn Nets and he didn’t hesitate to jump at the opportunity to sign the three-time NBA All-Star.

It remains to be seen whether the Mavericks will be able to contend with the best of the best in the Western Conference moving forward, but adding Williams into the mix definitely improves their chances.

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