NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 23: (L-R) Injured guards Jordan Farmar and Deron Williams of the New Jersey Nets look on from the bench against the Philadelphia 76ers at Prudential Center on April 23, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. Tonight's game is the last home game the Nets will play in New Jersey since the franchise will being moving to play at the Barclays Center in the New York City Borough of Brooklyn for the 2012-13 NBA season. starting in theNOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
Saying the Nets came out of the free agency gate fast with the signing of Gerald Wallace, David Aldridge reports on NBA TV's "Free Agency Fever" that Nets are increasingly confident about their chances with Deron Williams
Obviously we'll all find out together in the next day or so but certainly I think the Nets' opportunities are better now than they were a couple of days ago. They feel a little bit more confident than they did a few days ago.
His rationale: the Nets are moving on a number of fronts. On the Joe Johnson front, Aldridge said it's "one of many different scenarios they're talking about. I don't know if any of them are any more forward tha the other." Aldridge comments follow the break.
My experience generally has been if a guy doesn't leave in the first minute he has a chance to leave then he's usually not going to leave.
You know I'm starting to get that vibe. Obviously we'll all find out together in the next day or so but certainly I think the Nets opportunities are better now than they were a couple of days ago. They feel a little bit more confident than they did a few days ago.
That is one of many different scenarios they're talking about. I don't know if any of them are any more forward tha the other. Right now, they would like the Hawks to take on a couple fo free agents like Gerald Green or Kris Humphries in a sign-and-trade deal that would get more assets their way. they want to hold on to some of their younger players. But they're talking to a lot of teams about a lot of different things. it could happen but there are a lot of different possibilities out there.
Now for the next 24 or 36 hours, their sole attention has been on Deron Williams and what they have to do to make him happy.