Feb 26, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Western Conference guard Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns (13) passes the ball as he is defended by Eastern Conference guard Deron Williams (8) of the New Jersey Nets in the second quarter in the 2012 NBA All-Star Game at the Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE
"After Raps and Knicks today, Nets have formally requested chance to sit down with Steve Nash as well. Meeting scheduled for Monday morning," tweeted Stein. "Nets will make their pitch in AM, interested in Nash both as potential D-Will replacement and teammate."
The Nets have enough cap space to trump Toronto's offer of $36 million over three, either as D-Will's replacement or teammate ... assuming they don't make deals for Joe Johnson or Dwight Howard. The Mavericks will get the first face-to-face sitdown Monday afternoon with Williams,then meet with the Nets on Monday evening. Mark Cuban will not attend the meeting for the Mavericks, choosing instead to work on his TV show, "Shark Tank."
Deron Williams will meet with Dallas Mavericks, then Brooklyn Nets - Marc Stein - ESPN
- Nets Get Busy, as Free Agency Begins - Howard Beck - New York Times