Devin Harris, and rookie post man Derrick Favors from Georgia Tech are being sent to Utah for Williams, as well as two first round picks.
If he walks, the Nets will have made one of the worst trades of all time. Ever. They are already out of the playoff contention. And they may have just given up a player in Favors who could have, with Brook Lopez, made one of the top post games in the NBA for years to come, for what? A point guard who may be better then Devin Harris, but would be there half a season and then leave. He will help them get wins but will not help them to the playoffs!
If Williams walks at the end of this season, the Nets Favors who could help the team for years, for half a season with a star player in Williams who can help them add five to seven wins to their season total. That will put this team many steps back in rebuilding their franchise.
Unfortunately, I do not see Williams back in a Nets jersey next year. Not unless the 17-40 Nets can somehow win more then half its remaining games this season. Then Williams might see some potential for this team.
With how bad this Nets team is right now, going above .500 for the rest of the season is out of reach. I think the Nets just made a trade that in five years, we may mark as one of the worst trade in NBA history.
For Utah, they got two great players in this trade and two draft picks. Harris will fill in nicely for Williams, and Favors will be a solid player for the years to come. Utah got a great deal and should not miss Williams much at all.
Other NBA Trade Deadline News:
The Nets also traded Troy Murphy to Golden State for Brandon Wright and Dan Gadzuric. Golden State is expected to buy out the contract, making Murphy a free agent.
The Hawks have traded Mike Bibby, Maurice Evans, Jordan Crawford, along with a 2011 first round pick to the Wizards for Kirk Hinrich, and Hilton Armstrong.
Kosta Koufos, a second year player out of Ohio State was sent to Denver from Minnesota as part of the Carmelo Anthony trade.
Gerald Wallace has a high possibility of moving to Portland in exchange for Andre Miller before the deadline.