Deron Williams Likely Available?

Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby DirtySoap on Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:47 pm

Feel free to add to a larger thread instead, but didn't find one exclusive to Deron Williams possibility:

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/314263/ ... howard.htm

The Lakers have been looking for a quality point guard all season long.

One of the best point guards in the NBA may have just become available.

Deron Williams could be put on the trade market by the Nets before Thursday's trade deadline.
Williams will be a free agent at the end of the season. The Nets have been hoping to pair the point guard and Dwight Howard together in the offseason. However, that no longer seems like a possibility.

Reports say Howard will opt in for the final year of his contract. If that happens, Howard will not become a free agent until after the 2012-2013 Season.

Without Howard on the roster, chances are that Williams will not choose to re-sign with the Nets.

If New Jersey doesn't think they can sign Williams to a contract extension, they will probably look to trade Williams and get some value for him. The Lakers are a perfect trading partner for the Nets.

They can offer New Jersey another star player that is still relatively young, in Pau Gasol. Both players make a lot of money so it won't be difficult to match up salaries in a potential deal.

Los Angeles gets what they need--a good young point guard. New Jersey gets a big man who can rebound that they can pair up with Brook Lopez.

L.A. would likely jump at the chance to get Williams. Their starting point guard, Derek Fisher, is 37 years old. Williams would help the Lakers this year, and for years to come.

It'd be hard for the Nets to get a better player in exchange for Williams than Gasol. He's one of the best frontcourt players in the league and would bring championship experience to a very young team.

The Lakers have been trying to obtain Howard since he requested a trade in December. Ironically, his decision to stay in Orlando could help L.A. get one of the best players in the NBA.


How's this for a Friday morning starting lineup?

Williams
Kobe
World Peace
Beasley
Bynum

I'd hate to start Beasley at PF without bringing in another piece. But if we can get Williams for Gasol we probably have to go for it.
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Re: Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby Greatest of All Time on Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:49 pm

get the Rockets on the phone
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Re: Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby John3:16 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:50 pm

I'm all for it. Love D Wills game.
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Re: Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby magicman32 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:50 pm

my body can't take this anymore
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Re: Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby ladam24 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:52 pm

John3:16 wrote:I'm all for it. Love D Wills game.
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Re: Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby Gman1979 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:55 pm

magicman32 wrote:my body can't take this anymore

LOL Let alone my phone from refreshing err! lol
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Re: Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby DJ-RaZ-Q#24 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:56 pm

magicman32 wrote:my body can't take this anymore

:man10:

Just checked the Nets game and D-Will is not playing :man1: (i know he's hurt...)
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Re: Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby Doc Brown on Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:58 pm

If we get DWill and Beasley, I want to personally go up to David Stern and 2.54594 inches from his face let him see my middle finger right between the eyes.

Than I want Ken Jeong to come up and say TOOOOODALLLLLOOOOOO MOTTHEERRRRF@#%@^@$^
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Re: Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby DirtySoap on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:04 pm

With Dwight reportedly deciding to opt into the last year of his contract, the onus is now on the Nets to find a suitable trading partner for Williams. Williams is 99.9% certain to walk this summer without Dwight in the fold which will leave the Nets packing to Brooklyn without a marketable star outside of rookie Marshon Brooks, and oft-injured Brook Lopez. If the Nets were to swing a deal for Pau, it may not give them the human highlight reel they were looking for in Dwight Howard, but a twin-towers lineup of Lopez and Gasol might make them competitive enough to be worth hanging their hat on.
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Re: Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby NewDynasty on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:06 pm

DirtySoap wrote:Feel free to add to a larger thread instead, but didn't find one exclusive to Deron Williams possibility:

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/314263/ ... howard.htm

The Lakers have been looking for a quality point guard all season long.

One of the best point guards in the NBA may have just become available.

Deron Williams could be put on the trade market by the Nets before Thursday's trade deadline.
Williams will be a free agent at the end of the season. The Nets have been hoping to pair the point guard and Dwight Howard together in the offseason. However, that no longer seems like a possibility.

Reports say Howard will opt in for the final year of his contract. If that happens, Howard will not become a free agent until after the 2012-2013 Season.

Without Howard on the roster, chances are that Williams will not choose to re-sign with the Nets.

If New Jersey doesn't think they can sign Williams to a contract extension, they will probably look to trade Williams and get some value for him. The Lakers are a perfect trading partner for the Nets.

They can offer New Jersey another star player that is still relatively young, in Pau Gasol. Both players make a lot of money so it won't be difficult to match up salaries in a potential deal.

Los Angeles gets what they need--a good young point guard. New Jersey gets a big man who can rebound that they can pair up with Brook Lopez.

L.A. would likely jump at the chance to get Williams. Their starting point guard, Derek Fisher, is 37 years old. Williams would help the Lakers this year, and for years to come.

It'd be hard for the Nets to get a better player in exchange for Williams than Gasol. He's one of the best frontcourt players in the league and would bring championship experience to a very young team.

The Lakers have been trying to obtain Howard since he requested a trade in December. Ironically, his decision to stay in Orlando could help L.A. get one of the best players in the NBA.


How's this for a Friday morning starting lineup?

Williams
Kobe
World Peace
Beasley
Bynum

I'd hate to start Beasley at PF without bringing in another piece. But if we can get Williams for Gasol we probably have to go for it.


*drools* at the thought of watching that lineup. D.Will for a lob! Kobe pass to Beasley for an open 3! Oh God let this happen! :jam2:
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Re: Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby the best_24 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:06 pm

get Humphries too. Gasol/metta for Deron/ Humphries.
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Re: Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby RushDelivery on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:08 pm

Despite the speculation, the Nets might not be interested in trading Williams with or without Howard. I'm not sure if they would want Gasol, so it will probably take a three-team trade if it's possible at all. We'll see how this plays out.

Alex Raskin wrote:With Dwight Howard reportedly opting in with the Magic, many expected the Nets to start shopping soon-to-be free agent Deron Williams. The prevailing wisdom had been that Williams would only re-sign with the Nets if they added Howard before moving to Brooklyn next season.

However, the Nets aren’t willing to trade Williams before the deadline, league sources have told HOOPSWORLD. The team believes Williams will re-sign if they can make themselves competitive in the offseason. They’re also not sure they’d be able to get significant pieces back in a trade.
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Re: Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby shaq222 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:10 pm

i cant imagine this 5 on floor will/kobe/MWP/Beasley/ Bynum.....thats champ team
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Re: Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby Kit on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:12 pm

These 24 hours are gonna be so long and short at the same time.
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Re: Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby Weezy on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:13 pm

Really don't think we're going to get Deron.
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Re: Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby RushDelivery on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:16 pm

Weezy wrote:Really don't think we're going to get Deron.

Agreed. The Nets want to keep Williams and will likely only trade him when (A) it's certain Howard is opting-in and staying with the Magic for another season and (B) they receive a very good offer for Williams which likely means the Lakers would need a third team.

There might be a slight chance, but then again there's also the issue of the Lakers not wanting to take on too much additional salary, and having to resign Williams after the trade is a large financial commitment. We'll see what happens, this will likely come down to the deadline.
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Re: Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby Center Court on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:21 pm

NJ has ZERO interest in Pau for Deron. We could send 3 firsts over and that wouldn't change.

The only way to make that deal happen would be witha third team. Maybe if Minny took Pau and sent D Will, picks and NJ was happy with that.
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Re: Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby abeer3 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:23 pm

yeah, would like it, but don't see it happening. we'd need a definite opt-in from dwight, and then we'd need nobody beating a pau offer. highly unlikely.

get beasley and sessions and go to battle. those two won't hurt flexibility going forward, and they should improve the team in the short term. my guess is dwill will be in play in the summer.
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Re: Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby jjin28 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:24 pm

why is D Will not playing today? Just curious.
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Re: Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby lakersyunowin on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:25 pm

jjin28 wrote:why is D Will not playing today? Just curious.


he's been injured and sitting out a while now
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Re: Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby kenzo on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:26 pm

jjin28 wrote:why is D Will not playing today? Just curious.

He's hurt for some time now (this is 3rd or 4th game he's missing i think).
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Re: Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby Helljumper on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:28 pm

Dwight is NOT opting in. That probably kills any chances of this going down.
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Re: Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby M2K on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:29 pm

the best_24 wrote:get Humphries too. Gasol/metta for Deron/ Humphries.
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Re: Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby kenzo on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:30 pm

Helljumper wrote:Dwight is NOT opting in. That probably kills any chances of this going down.

This fool is effing up the whole league. Unreal :bang:
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Re: Deron Williams Likely Available?

Postby Kingsama on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:39 pm

Hopefully Deron is paying attention to the fickleness unfolding and demands out. Who would want to play with D Shoulders after this mess?
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