Let us connect the dots. Deron plays golf and has dinner with Billy and Avery. Within days, Kerber and Al (the two most knowledgeable Nets writers) state that the Nets want to sign Nene and Prince...and retain Hump only for the right price.
Obviously, King and Avery asked Deron his preferences. They would not then go to the press and contradict their discussions with Deron. Deron, Nene and Prince all read the newspapers as well as their agents so going public serves a purpose.
Bottomline, Deron's first choice is Nene and Prince.
Let's get it done.