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Deron Williams Rumors: Phoenix Suns To Pursue Superstar Free Agent

The Phoenix Suns will pursue Deron Williams if Steve Nash decides not to return.

Apr 8, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA;  New Jersey Nets guard Deron Williams (8) during the second half  against the Cleveland Cavaliers at  the Prudential Center. The Nets won the game in overtime 122-117  Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 8, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Nets guard Deron Williams (8) during the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Prudential Center. The Nets won the game in overtime 122-117 Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE

The Phoenix Suns might need a backup plan in case Steve Nash decides to leave the team this offseason in free agency. Nash could come back to Phoenix, but it's quite possible that he could look at other options and see if there's a chance he could win a championship in the right situation.

Deron Williams might be their primary target if they can't get Nash back, and they'll try to sell the point guard on the allure of playing with the Suns. Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News filed this report on Williams being sold on Phoenix.

"If they lose Steve, then they plan to go after Deron, hard," said a person with knowledge of the Suns’ plans. "They know he loves golf and they’re going to try to sell him on going out there."

It might be a hard selling point for Williams to try and become the focal point for the Suns, particularly when they're fresh off of missing the playoffs. Still, Phoenix will definitely have the money to spend on Williams.

(Thanks to Seth Pollack of Bright Side of the Sun for the update.)

Talk about Williams being pursued by Phoenix with Suns fans at Bright Side of the Sun. Discuss Williams with the Nets fans who hope to take him back at Nets Daily.

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