Deron Williams is at the point of his career where he already reached his peak. He is 32 years old and had his last All-star appearance in 2012. However, he seems to be enjoying his stay with the Dallas Mavericks, and might be looking to retire there based on the latest NBA rumors.
In an interview with SportsDay, Williams reveals his desire to play for the Mavericks for a longer time since inking a one-year contract in Dallas this offseason.
“I’d have liked to be here for a little longer,” Williams said.
The point guard added that he really like to stay with the team.
“We’ll see how it goes. It is what it is. For sure, I wanted to be back. I felt like I had some unfinished business at the end of last year the way things ended and I wasn’t able to be on the court,” Deron stated.
Williams had averages of 14.1 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game and 5.8 assists per game last season. This is a far cry to his career averages of 16.8 points per game, 3.2 rebounds per game and 8.3 assists per game.
The Mavs’ coach, Rick Carlisle, also believes that Williams might be with the team for as long as he can.
“He’s from Dallas, so I know he likes being back home. We love having him there,” Carlisle told in his NBA TV interview.
Those statements only suggest that Williams might be looking to retire with the Mavericks. He seemed to be contented in Dallas as he recently held a celebrity dodgeball tournament for charity in the city.
Williams looks motivated right now, and he might have a bounce back career next season based on the recent NBA rumors about him.
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