From Deron Williams' Twitter Account: https://www.twitter.com/deronwilliam...91777238798336
Deron Williams announced on Twitter Tuesday that he's chosen to join the Nets in Brooklyn. The All-Star point guard tweeted a pic of the Nets' Brooklyn logo shortly after agreeing to a five-year deal worth approximately $98.75 million.
Williams chose the Nets over the Dallas Mavericks and will join an All-Star backcourt with Joe Johnson, acquired from the Atlanta Hawks a day earlier. The Nets remain in trade discussions with Orlando in the event they can find a way to persuade the Magic to trade the disgruntled All-Star to Brooklyn, long his preferred destination.
But the signing of Williams was satisfaction enough, culminating a high-risk, high-reward strategy that began with acquiring the point guard from the Utah Jazz, continued with trading a lottery pick for Gerald Wallace and reached all-in status Monday with the acquisition of Johnson and the $89.3 million remaining on his contract over the next four seasons.
Billy King did it. Mad props to him!
Nets also just traded for Reggie Evans, agreed with teletonovic(sp?) for the MLE. and have rookie PG Tyshawn Taylor.