After signing a 5 year max deal with Brooklyn (and spurning the Mavs), Williams dealt with injury and motivation issues. He played a step slow and steadily declined from his production as one of the top 2 point guards in the league. Popular opinion shifted to “How lucky is Dallas to have avoided Deron Williams?” now, 3 years later, Deron sought a buyout of his large contract and joined Dallas on a discount deal. Dallas hopes that Williams can thrive in their high tempo and IQ offense, and bring some stability to the backcourt on defense.
Free Agents: Khris Middleton (Restricted), Jared Dudley (Early Termination Option)
Milwaukee recently released another rebranding effort, one that looks fantastic. With a new logo, uniform, and court, this young team has a renewed look that separates it from the middling years of Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings. They continue to draft well, and with the addition of Rashad Vaughn, the Bucks potentially add a reliable scorer in 3rd year head coach Jason Kidd’s rotation. With just a few moves, this surprise playoff team in the East could be trending even higher after the conclusion of free agency. Continue reading “2015 Offseason Preview: Milwaukee Bucks”