New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams will not waive his early termination option as Magic center Dwight Howard just did, according to a report, and intends to opt out and become a free agent at the end of the season.

"I'm not going to opt-in. It's not monkey-see, monkey-do," Williams told the New York Daily News Friday morning. "Wherever I go is hopefully where I'm going to retire."

Williams was unwilling to compare his situation to Howard's. The Magic center changed his mind several times Wednesday before ultimately deciding to stay in Orlando through 2012-13.

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