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NBA EOB Trade Deadline Tracker: Deron Williams

Posted on: February 23, 2011 12:02 pm
Edited on: February 23, 2011 12:47 pm
An updating list of trades at the NBA Trade Deadline. Posted by EOB staff.

Deron Williams TRADED TO NEW JERSEY FOR Derrick Favors, Devin Harris, TWO FIRST ROUND PICKS, CASH

Utah receives: Derrick Favors (6.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg), Devin Harris (15.0 ppg, 7.6 apg, 2.4 rpg), Two First Round Picks (New Jersey's first round pick in 2011, Golden State's first round pick in 2012), Cash 

New Jersey receives: Deron Williams (21.3 ppg, 9.7 apg, 3.9 rpg)


Analysis: The Nets land a superstar after all. A few days after missing out on Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony, the Nets acquire an All-Star, franchise point guard in Deron Williams, who is arguably a top three or five point guard in the game. Williams, who had clashed with longtime Jazz coach Jerry Sloan this season before Sloan's resignation, was said to be unhappy with the direction the organization was taking and may not have agreed to sign a contract extension to stay in small-market Salt Lake City. The Jazz get a promising big man in Derrick Favors, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, a solid starting-calibre point guard in Devin Harris, two high-quality picks which will likely be lottery picks, and $3 million cash. The Jazz also saive nearly $2 million in salary this season. Utah is in the luxury tax so this will amount to a total savings of $4 million, barring any further trades that takes the team below the tax line.
Category: NBA

Since: Jun 29, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2011 11:17 am

NBA EOB Trade Deadline Tracker: Deron Williams

Nets give away first round draft picks like they are NOTHING.  The nets aren't going to contend anytime soon so those picks they give away are gonna be VALUABLE!  Utah wins this deal in a landslide.

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