Deron Williams eager to stay with the Nets

Published: Thursday, April 14 2011 9:00 p.m. MDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — While he cannot comment on any new contract extension due to the pending end of the NBA's collective bargaining agreement in July, Deron Williams would like to remain with the New Jersey Nets.

Williams, who had wrist surgery Monday after playing just 12 games with the Nets, said that he feels comfortable with the Nets and would like to be part of the organization in the long run.

"I like this organization a lot," said Williams, the two-time NBA All-Star who was traded by the Utah Jazz to New Jersey in February. "I like the way they're going. Everyone has made me feel comfortable here. I can definitely see myself staying here. It's something that will obviously be brought up a lot this summer and a new CBA has to happen before I can even really address it. But once they made the trade for me, they told me that they were going to make me the face of the franchise as they move forward going to Brooklyn."

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