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 6 years ago '07        #1
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JamcnPrettyboy 98 heat pts98
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Deron Williams not seeing the benefits of playing in big market
 

 
CLEVELAND ó According to Deron Williams, a potential move to Brooklyn ó or any major market, for that matter ó wonít increase his bottom line.

Despite speculation that Williams covets the financial windfall a.ssociated with big cities, the Nets point guard, who holds the franchise's future in his signature hand, said his free agency decision wonít be based on any uptick in endorsement money.

Williams has a sense of where he stands on Nikeís totem pole, and it might be below the profit margin.

ďIím not Kobe Bryant or Kevin Durant or LeBron James,Ē Williams told the Daily News before scoring 16 points in Sundayís 98-82 loss to the Cavaliers. ď(Marketing value) depends on who you are, No. 1. I donít think itíll make a difference for me, which is why I donít really care about big market, small market.Ē

Williams said heís never been advised by Nike on how a location would boost his marketing value, and he doesnít envision himself commanding the type of cachet that reportedly landed Derrick Rose a $250 million deal with Adidas, even as Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is promising global stardom.

Without such a lucrative endorsement deal, Williams hinted that the high cost of living in New York ó where he rents a SoHo townhouse ó offsets the smaller monetary bonuses of playing in a big market.

Of course, Williams would get an extra year and $30 million on his contract by re-signing with the Nets instead of another team. He has already ruled out an extension.

ďIím sure I could make a couple more hundreds of thousands or something like that a year (on endorsements), or maybe a $1 million per year,Ē said the 27-year-old, who is married with four children. ďBut you could go somewhere in Florida or Texas and youíre not losing 8% state tax, plus you donít have a city tax, plus the cost of living isnít two times higher than anywhere else.

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Sounds very ecstatic about playing and living in ny/nj........

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 6 years ago '04        #2
refuze 342 heat pts342
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High cost of living in New York? For a superstar basketball player who makes millions playing a game?

Get the fu*k outta here.
 6 years ago '09        #3
2nd2none 
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in other words

"we just got sh*tted on by the cavs i'm getting the fu*k outta here"
 6 years ago '05        #4
BronxBombers 195 heat pts195
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 JamcnPrettyboy said:
ďBut you could go somewhere in Florida or Texas and youíre not losing 8% state tax, plus you donít have a city tax, plus the cost of living isnít two times higher than anywhere else.
Watch Out Nets Fans i think he's gunna leave
 6 years ago '10        #5
Dextromethorphan 217 heat pts217
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ummm he said he wants to win so it's not surprising...why were going after dwight............
 6 years ago '11        #6
Backflipz 84 heat pts84
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 2nd2none said:
in other words

"we just got sh*tted on by the cavs i'm getting the fu*k outta here"
 6 years ago '07        #7
JamcnPrettyboy 98 heat pts98 OP
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meanwhile in orlando.....

JohnDenton555 John Denton
.@DwightHoward : "It's starting to remind me of team that went to Finals. Instead of pting fingers, we stick together and get the job done."

@DwightHoward getting input. He suggested a change to a play in 4th Q and told SVG it would get @JJRed!ck47 an open 3. Result: huge JJ 3.

.@DwightHoward on 4th Q play call: ``I told J.J. to get ready because the ball was coming to him. Coach put trust in my coaching skills.’’
dwight aint giving up on this team yet....


Dwill need to come out and just say the nets suck and he demands a trade to Orlando.

Come to Orlando Dwill! No state tax, low city tax, overall low cost of living, and white bi*ches with a.ss(i know you love them white girls). Plus Magic got shooters on deck.
 6 years ago '07        #8
MiseryCityTexas 20 heat pts20
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mavs will be a serious team if d will goes to dallas. fu*k the mavs.....
 6 years ago '06        #9
Rique 65 heat pts65
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 JamcnPrettyboy said:
meanwhile in orlando.....



dwight aint giving up on this team yet....


Dwill need to come out and just say the nets suck and he demands a trade to Orlando.

Come to Orlando Dwill! No state tax, low city tax, overall low cost of living, and white bi*ches with a.ss(i know you love them white girls). Plus Magic got shooters on deck.
Nets wouldnt trade him to Orlando even if he asked. If he leaves he leaves. Same with Dwight for you guys it is what it is. I dont mind Deron leaving cuz he cant carry a team by himself and we have 2 good picks in a stacked draft


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 01-01-2012, 11:38 PM         #10
big blak afrika 
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Smart man. He knows he'll never be the star that prokorov is telling him he will be. D-will is a great player but he doesn't have the skills that casual fans like, he's not going to jump out the building nor is he lightning fast.
 6 years ago '07        #11
KnicksLost 17 heat pts17
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 Kooper said:

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This

He's good as gone and Avery Johnson's idiotic rotation aint helpin either
 6 years ago '10        #12
Agentzer0oo0 215 heat pts215
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As of now, I see Deron leaving the Nets & going to the Mavericks in the summer. Hometown, great owner, still has a superstar in Dirk. With Dwight, I'm staying put on my stance that he will resign with the Magic.

I haven't really thought of the possibility of Deron going to Florida to team up with D12 because it seems way too good to be true, but idk anymore.

One last thing that probably doesn't mean anything lol, just remember that Deron doesn't owe the Nets anything. He got traded there unknowingly he tried his best in a sticky situation, he tried to lead a team that didn't have the greatest roster & did all he could. If he leaves there shouldn't be any major backlash


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 6 years ago '11        #13
Backflipz 84 heat pts84
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 KnicksLost said:
This

He's good as gone and Avery Johnson's idiotic rotation aint helpin either
This n*gga really had D will at the 2 with Sundiata at the 1

I'm sure Dwill came to work like fu*k this sh*t man, These n*ggas know not what they do

Also Marshon should start at the 2 seems like a preschool decision to me, I'm just sayin
 6 years ago '06        #14
Rique 65 heat pts65
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 Agentzer0oo0 said:
As of now, I see Deron leaving the Nets & going to the Mavericks in the summer. Hometown, great owner, still has a superstar in Dirk. With Dwight, I'm staying put on my stance that he will resign with the Magic.

I haven't really thought of the possibility of Deron going to Florida to team up with D12 because it seems way too good to be true, but idk anymore.

One last thing that probably doesn't mean anything lol, just remember that Deron doesn't owe the Nets anything. He got traded there unknowingly he tried his best in a sticky situation, he tried to lead a team that didn't have the greatest roster & did all he could. If he leaves there shouldn't be any major backlash
Deron cant go to orlando they have no cao space. Yeah i aint mad at him if he leaves he isnt the type of player that could headline a brooklyn move alone either.
 6 years ago '07        #15
r.burgundy 16 heat pts16
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 refuze said:
High cost of living in New York? For a superstar basketball player who makes millions playing a game?

Get the fu*k outta here.
somethin wrong wit an athlete bein fiscally responsible?
 6 years ago '06        #16
marcusaka50 59 heat pts59
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He leaving any way. If I was the nets if I don't get howard then you might aswell trade d.will by trade deadline.
 6 years ago '06        #17
Rique 65 heat pts65
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 HarbingerOfSwag said:
This n*gga really had D will at the 2 with Sundiata at the 1

I'm sure Dwill came to work like fu*k this sh*t man, These n*ggas know not what they do

Also Marshon should start at the 2 seems like a preschool decision to me, I'm just sayin
Deron wants to play off the ball. We let him basically make the whole playbook. It would work if brook wasnt hurt. the pick n roll with brook is 80% of our offense.
 6 years ago '10        #18
Agentzer0oo0 215 heat pts215
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 Rique said:
Deron cant go to orlando they have no cao space. Yeah i aint mad at him if he leaves he isnt the type of player that could headline a brooklyn move alone either.
They don't? Oh well that book shut & yea it shouldn't be that big of a problem if he does decide to leave.

I can't front though, the allure of having a rich billion-dollar owner, cap space & picks for days, young stars in Marshon Brooks/Kris Humphries, starting in a new city & you're the face of the franchise? Man....that's hard to pass up.

 marcusaka50 said:
He leaving any way. If I was the nets if I don't get howard then you might aswell trade d.will by trade deadline.
Trade?

That is risky as fu*k. There is a chance he could re-sign with the Nets bruh.
 6 years ago '04        #19
hockeythug 66 heat pts66
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Kris Humphries is a young star?
 6 years ago '10        #20
Agentzer0oo0 215 heat pts215
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 hockeythug said:
Kris Humphries is a young star?
Double-double machine. I personally think so
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