ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 30: Deron Williams #8 of the New Jersey Nets stares at the cheerleader. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
As part of the first blockbuster free agent signing during this moratorium, superstar Deron Williams has signed with the Brooklyn Nets, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.
Williams gas agreed to a five-year, $100M deal with the Nets over a four-year, $75M deal with his hometown Dallas Mavericks.
The Mavericks have been looking to add a premier point guard, but Deron Williams is now out of the possibility.
With Deron Williams off the market, other point guards like Nash, Dragic, Lin, Sessions and Brooks will start to sign with teams. Deron Williams
is was arguably the biggest point guard name in free agency. Now that teams and players know that the the top floor general has been claimed, expect to see teams, like the Mavericks, start to heat up with contract signatures.
Steve Nash is expected to be up next.
Next, the Nets hope to acquire Ersan Ilyasova, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.