Nets majority owner Mikhail Prokhorov is making a rare appearance in America this week, visiting the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York today. Speaking to reporters, Prokhorov was asked about the number one topic on the minds of Nets fans these days: Deron Williams. After initially declining comment, Prokhorov said that he met with the star point guard yesterday and that he thinks he and Williams are "on the same page" (via Andy Vasquez of the Bergen Record).
"[Deron] wants to win," Prokhorov said, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports (via Twitter). "And I want to win maybe even more."
Williams, who holds a player option for next season, has indicated multiple times that he intends to explore free agency this summer. While the Nets could offer him the most money, there are a few other teams that could make a play for Williams, including his hometown Mavericks. Prokhorov acknowledged that he will likely be competing with Mark Cuban and the Mavs in the offseason.
"Let the best man win," Prokhorov said, joking: "If he wins, I will crush him in kickboxing throwdown" (Twitter link).
When we asked Sunday night where Williams would end up next season, about 53% of nearly 1000 Hoops Rumors readers predicted the point guard would be a Dallas Maverick.