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Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 03/ 1/2011

Derrick Rose: "I have a lot of confidence right now"

By Michael Lee

By Michael Lee  | March 1, 2011; 12:03 PM ET
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In the realm of 'not a big surpise':
"Deron Williams has spoken with principal owner Mikhail Prokhorov and general manager Billy King about their plan and who they will pursue as they prepare for their Brooklyn move after next season. Orlando center Dwight Howard tops that list, sources said. The Nets want to improve the talent around Williams to get him to sign an extension when he's eligible over the summer."

Posted by: Samson151 | March 1, 2011 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Lebron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and now, Deron Williams. The players had better enjoy their newfound status. I've been following the pro game for years and I've never seen the players have this much power in negotiating what player will be traded to their team. I've seen superstar players orchestrate the firing of coaches, but never make the determination on off-season trades.

This trend will not be allowed to continue if ownership wants to retain control of the product. It's a sure bet that the new NBA collective bargaining agreement will reflect the owners putting the brakes on the players negotiating power.

Posted by: musicmanjr | March 1, 2011 1:14 PM | Report abuse

My understanding is that the window for the Nets to extend Williams would open after the expiration of the current CBA, which means any extension he signs would be under the new terms. That would eliminate the possibility of him signing in order to get more money under the current CBA. If that's the case, he'd be foolish to sign an extension with NJ before seeing how they implement whatever plan they have.

Posted by: kalo_rama | March 1, 2011 1:16 PM | Report abuse

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