Can Deron Williams come home?

All-Star free agent ponders destination, but hometown's burdens rival comforts

Updated: June 27, 2012, 1:53 AM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

What is it like for a pro athlete to play for his hometown team?

Derrick Rose, who was drafted by the Chicago Bulls, feels the love. LeBron James did, too, until he spurned the home team that drafted him, the Cleveland Cavaliers, to take his talents to South Beach. Clyde Drexler won a title after being traded home to Houston. Chauncey Billups has balanced the jubilation of twice being traded home to Denver with the misfortune of being traded away when he wanted to stay.

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