Deron Williams Likely to be Traded?
There have already been whispers about a potential trade involving Deron Williams, but now it’s becoming even more apparent that the star Brooklyn Nets point guard could be headed out of town. D-Will has been tightly tied to a trade with the Sacramento Kings, but per a recent report, even if those talks die down for good, Williams is still the most likely Net to be traded before this year’s deadline.
Talks in Hibernation
Trade talks with the Kings were hot just a week ago, but have reportedly calmed significantly since. No one knows for sure what a deal with Sacramento would involve, but our best guess is the Kings would unload recently signed Darren Collison in an attempt to get a better veteran presence. Williams would also hypothetically give the Kings a slightly better defender at the position, as well as a better pure shooter and passer.
Collison isn’t necessarily where it would end, though, as the Kings would probably have to throw in a draft pick or two and the two sides would have to make sure it balances out financially, as well.
Regardless of the details, the deal remains tabled for now, but reports suggest both sides could ignite talks again shortly after Christmas.
Where Else Could D-Will Go?
D-Will is slowly exiting his prime, but he’s still a quality starting point guard who, in the right setting, could still be part of a championship contender. While the Kings are the clear leader when it comes to trade talks at the moment, they can’t be the only team interested in his services.
On top of the kings, other teams like the Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and others could express interest. Houston has a point guard already but could use the shooting and play-making at the position, while the Knicks and Lakers both are starving for help at the lead guard spot.
On the Block
While Williams is the first name of the list to go in Brooklyn, he certainly isn’t the last. The Nets have been vocal about big man Mason Plumlee being a cornerstone for their future, but beyond him it sounds like anyone else can be had for the right price. That clearly puts often injured center Brook Lopez on the chopping block, while Joe Johnson, Kevin Garnett and others could also potentially be had in a trade.
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