"It was a huge factor," Williams told us about the Nets moving to Brooklyn. "I don't think I would have even thought about staying if it (the Nets franchise) was staying in New Jersey."
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It's been a long summer for Williams. He went through a whirlwind few weeks of free agency where he was being courted by the Nets and Mavericks. Then, right after he signed his $100-million contract, he went off to London to compete in the Olympics.
The revelation that he would never have re-signed with the Nets if they stayed in New Jersey isn't exactly surprising. But it gives you an idea of just how important playing in an attractive and exciting market is for players.
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