July 3, 2016, 10:43 pm
Deron Williams and the Mavs have agreed on a one-year, $10 million deal to keep him in Dallas.
We thought Williams would be seeking more years at the tail-end of his career but either nobody bit (likely) or he just wanted to start for a playoff contender one more time before his leverage is sapped. The one-year deal gives Dallas the flexibility to look elsewhere if they decide to rebuild, and it’s a lot better than the three years and $12 million per year we thought he’d get. Williams might not be able to play more than 60 games and they’ll have to manage his minutes, but he gives them a credible low-end option in the playoffs if they can get there.