Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, Jul 04 2012)
Deron Williams formally committed to a five-year deal with the Nets Tuesday evening, boosting their fortunes on and off the court as the franchise moves to Brooklyn this fall.
On Tuesday, the Knicks restricted free agent Landry Fields signed an offer sheet with the Raptors while the Rockets have shown interest in Jeremy Lin.
Deron Williams formally committed to a five-year deal with the Nets Tuesday evening, boosting their fortunes on and off the court as the franchise moves to Brooklyn next fall.
On a wild, whirling first day of free agency, Steve Nash emerged as the N.B.A.’s most coveted player and the Nets as the league’s most active player in trying to keep Deron Williams.
Deron Williams will re-sign with the Brooklyn Nets, the point guard confirmed on his Twitter account on Tuesday, ending speculation that he would cross to the Dallas Mavericks.
Restricted free agent guard Eric Gordon has agreed to a four-year deal with the Phoenix Suns worth about $58 million, a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press. The New Orleans Hornets have the right to match the deal and keep Gordon.
Jeremy Lin will visit the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, two people with knowledge of the plans said, and the New York Knicks restricted free agent is expected to get a contract offer.
Deron Williams is moving to Brooklyn with the Nets, instead of back home to Dallas.
Jeremy Lin will meet with the Houston Rockets Wednesday and could sign an offer sheet worth close to $40 million. The Knicks, who will have the option to match any offer Lin agrees to, still believe they have a chance to keep Lin and add Steve Nash.