D-Will addresses staying, D-12

NEWARK, N.J. -- Deron Williams, in an interview that aired at halftime of the Nets’ preseason loss Saturday on the YES Network, reiterated his desire to stay with the team.

“I want to come back. In a perfect world I would come back and re-sign here if everything aligns,” Williams said.

“I love the organization. I like the area. I love living in New York,” Williams continued. “That's not the problem. I just want to win. I want to be able to win. I'm 27. I'll be 28 when I sign a new deal. That will take me into my mid-30s. That's a big part of my career, so I just want to make sure I'm making the right decision and I'll look at all options just to be safe.”

Williams was asked about his hopes of teaming up with Orlando center Dwight Howard.

“I never said that. People asked me. All I said was [the idea] made me smile,” Williams said. “I like Brook [Lopez] a lot. He's definitely improved. ... I'm not just gonna go out and say I want another big man to replace him, because he can get the job done.”