Sunday , Jun , 29 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Deron Williams Primed to Sign $90 Million Deal


A little past 10 p.m. Monday, Jazz general manager Kevin O’Connor can pick up the phone and set in motion the process through which Deron Williams can sign a long-term contract extension to stay in Utah.

From July 1 until Oct. 31, the Jazz have an exclusive window to negotiate an extension to Williams’ rookie contract. Under league rules, Williams could sign for as long as five years and as much as approximately $90 million.

Williams would like to finalize the extension before he leaves for the Olympics on July 26. The NBA has a moratorium on free-agent signings through July 8, although Williams could agree to terms beforehand.

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