On To The Next One: Deron Williams
New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams has not yet hired a new agent (he has to wait two weeks from the time he fired his old agent), but has officially parted ways with his existing agent, Bob McLaren. Various writers believe that once the two week window expires, Williams will be signing with Leon Rose of Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
The loss of Williams is a big blow to McLaren, who does not currently represent any other NBA players. On the other hand, Leon Rose represents the likes of LeBron James, Chris Paul, and Carmelo Anthony. Williams went from being the big fish in a small pond to just another fish in an already big pond (if he in fact signs with CAA).
Whoever does sign Williams will not be terribly busy talking to teams just yet; Williams cannot opt out of his current deal with the Nets until net year. However, the Nets will make it a top priority to keep Williams with the club, and will likely start negotiations on a long-term deal much earlier than the Summer of 2012.