It'll be interesting to see if Williams has a response tomorrow, but check out what Cuban had to say...
'Mark Cuban found the time in his very busy schedule to respond to Deron Williams. And if the Mavs owner was at all interested in explaining why he skipped the most critical free-agent meeting to film a game show, he clearly felt it was more important to throw verbal haymakers at Williams and one of his new favorite targets, the Nets.
'I’m a big D-Will fan, but I’m kind of surprised that he would throw his front office under the bus like that by saying that I would make a difference,' Cuban told reporters before the Mavericks’ exhibition in Spain. 'I would have expected him to say -- like I’d expect one of our guys to say -- ‘Hey I’m so thrilled with the front office and the moves we made and our team that it wouldn’t have mattered what he did.'
'I’m flattered that he thought my presence would have made more of a difference than what the Nets’ management did.'"
I must say, that's a very nice spin by Mark Cuban. It's something I haven't seen since Allen Iverson.
Cuban has never been one to say "No comment," so his response shouldn't shock any of us. The truth is, Cuban didn't think he had much of a shot at Williams and that's why he didn't make the meeting.
And odds are, Williams was just using the Mavericks for leverage in order to keep the pressure on Billy King to upgrade the roster.
D-Will said he's happy to be in Brooklyn and Cuban said his team is in a better cap situation now after Williams went to Brooklyn. Everyone wins, so let's all make nice and move on.