March 29, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Dallas Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd (2) during the second half against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Miami won 106-85. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
"I won’t have any influence on D-Will’s decision," Kidd said during Sunday’s exit interviews. "I only joke because we have the same agent and we’ll probably play a lot of golf this summer together, and so [there is] a lot of speculation. But he’s his own man and he’s going to make the right decision for what fits best for him to try to win a championship."
But other Mavericks said they would do what they could, although Dirk Nowitzki said he's not sure that it would have an effect. "He’s a great dude and he’s from here, so I think it would be a great fit, but hey, that’s not my decision," said Nowitzki.
- Jason Kidd: I won't influence Deron Williams - Tim MacMahon - ESPN Dallas
- Mavericks players ready to put out welcome mat for Deron Williams - Dwain Price - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
- Champions no longer built to last - Ira Winderman - NBC Sports
Mavs: NBA title to sweep, offseason with questions - Stephen Hawkins - AP