Deron Williams Traded to the Nets

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Posted February 23rd, 2011 at 9:15 am

Having missed out on Carmelo Anthony the New Jersey Nets turned their attention to acquiring a different All-Star. Deron Williams is on his way to the Nets with rookie Derrick Favors and point guard Devin Harris being sent in return to the Utah Jazz. Continue on to check out screenshots of the three players in their respective new uniforms in NBA 2K11 and leave your thoughts on the trade in the comments!

New Jersey Nets
Deron Williams (91)

Utah Jazz
Derrick Favors (73)
Devin Harris (80)
Two 1st Round Picks

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  • Anonymous

    I’m in shock as a Nets fan.. I’M SO EXCITED FOR THIS! Can’t wait to see him play..

    • Bad deal for the Nets. You don’t know if he signs an extension and you risk your future for a guy that won’t carry you very far. The Nets now have holes at 3 of the 5 starting positions in the long term and no good draft picks to fill them. Not to mention there aren’t many major free agents that could fill these holes. Williams is very good, but it seems like they created a lot more problems for themselves in the long term. Jazz got a great deal because Williams was gonna leave anyway

      • forty six & 2

        This is a deal the Nets needed to make after missing out on Anthony. The new ownership has promised bold things and needed to make a big splash. This is a big splash. It shows that ownership is trying, and getting one of the best point guards in the league will generate some excitement for the Nets and buy some time from their fans.

        Of course this deal is a lot better if they can convince Williams to stay, which isn’t out of the realm of possibility. Moving to New York, having cap space, and an owner that is willing and trying to do bold things all certainly help the Nets’ case. But it’s not a horrible deal even if Williams walks because the Nets are bad and they’d still be bad if they didn’t make this trade. Losing draft picks doesn’t matter much in the NBA like it does in the NFL because the draft isn’t anywhere near as deep and lots of teams are willing to sell their picks. If the Nets want or need picks they simply need to open up the checkbook and purchase some.

      • forty six & 2

        This is a deal the Nets needed to make after missing out on Anthony. The new ownership has promised bold things and needed to make a big splash. This is a big splash. It shows that ownership is trying, and getting one of the best point guards in the league will generate some excitement for the Nets and buy some time from their fans.

        Of course this deal is a lot better if they can convince Williams to stay, which isn’t out of the realm of possibility. Moving to New York, having cap space, and an owner that is willing and trying to do bold things all certainly help the Nets’ case. But it’s not a horrible deal even if Williams walks because the Nets are bad and they’d still be bad if they didn’t make this trade. Losing draft picks doesn’t matter much in the NBA like it does in the NFL because the draft isn’t anywhere near as deep and lots of teams are willing to sell their picks. If the Nets want or need picks they simply need to open up the checkbook and purchase some.

      • Anonymous

        not really.. He’s going to def re-sign. He already told Billy King and Avery that he’s excited to be here. Lets face it, the Jazz weren’t going anywhere anytime soon with the Lakers and Spurs in that conference. so Deron will be great for us in NJ/BK.

        • BigBangBoom

          Reports also say Williams is so pissed at the trade he doesn’t want to get on the plane to NJ. Trust me the Nets next year don’t even come close to sniffing the play offs…he will opt out and join a better team.

          • Anonymous

            um no that was actually false.. He was pissed at the way he was traded. He was never notified by Utah. that’s why. He talked to Billy King and apparently, he was quoted as saying he is “excited” to be here.

            Al_Iannazzone (from Twitter)
            King said he talked to Deron Williams and he’s “excited” about coming to the Nets.

          • What was he supposed to say, “the Nets suck and this will be the worst 2 years of my career?” He’s obviously not gonna bash his new team in the first discussion with his new boss. Every player says they’re “excited for a new opportunity” when they are traded, regardless of whether or not they mean it. Even if he was traded to the Cavs he would have said the same thing. Don’t take every word out of an athlete’s mouth as the truth. See: James, LeBron

          • Anonymous

            People just have no respect for the Nets.. Ever. Even when we had the glory years from 2002 to 2007.. thats just how it is. But its cool, we’ll earn that respect.. Just wait and we’ll see who’s laughing in 2013, when we are contenders. Deron is going to be the face of our franchise for the longterm future.. just watch.

          • Believe me, I was a Nets fan. Until they decided to ditch NJ. Living in NJ this was a huge disappointment. The “Glory Years” ended in 2 finals losses and the team was demolished shortly afterward. P.S. the Nets are a laughingstock, nobody respects them. Right now they’re doing everything they can to one-up the Knicks, and it probably won’t work either.

          • fkdlwf

            Williams isn’t as big of a douche as LeBron though.

    • Anonymous

      I know i’m a few days late on this but you’re a nets fan? God bless your soul. I root for the knicks & trust me we sucked for years but never in my lifetime would i admit to being a fan of the nets lol. I’m happy for your organization that ya’ll got dwill but he’s not staying lol & if he does, try convincing others to play for you guys instead of us.

      This is gonna be good.

  • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

    This is only a good trade for the Nets if they can sign him to an extension. Given that the trade completely surprised Deron Williams, the Nets are taking a huge gamble.

    • Anonymous

      NETS STILL SUCK

      Lopez is over-rated just because he is a Center and no one else on the team is anything special. Cap room is their only friend, but unless they get Dwight Howard that’s for the birds.

    • Sdot

      IT AINT NO WAY DERON SIGN ON

      “IF” HE WANTS 2 PLAY 4 A RING CUZ DONT NOBODY WANT 2 PLAY 4 DA NETS

      NOW IF HE JUS WANNA GET “PAID” HE MIGHT SIGN

      • Anonymous

        That wont be the case when the NETS move to Bklyn.

        • Debenz

          Did you check the nba elite 11 roster update?

        • Sdot

          IDK IF U REALIZ DIS BUT I LIV N NY

          & DEERZ ONLY 1 TEAM D@ NY B-BALL FANS / PLAYAS CARE BOUT DATZ DA KNIX & PLAYN N DA GARDEN

          NOBODY CARES BOUT D@ SOON 2 B BK TEAM MUY SERIO

          “DEERZ NO BUZZ” BOUT DA BROOKLYN NETS

        • Sdot

          IDK IF U REALIZ DIS BUT I LIV N NY

          & DEERZ ONLY 1 TEAM D@ NY B-BALL FANS / PLAYAS CARE BOUT DATZ DA KNIX & PLAYN N DA GARDEN

          NOBODY CARES BOUT D@ SOON 2 B BK TEAM MUY SERIO

          “DEERZ NO BUZZ” BOUT DA BROOKLYN NETS

          • Anonymous

            Yeah I know you live in NYC but unfortunately North of 125th street is a cespool. Only douchebags from Manhattan make retarded comments like this about BKLYN. Get a clue fool. Nobody gives a shit about Jersey. A brand new arena in BKLYN will be an attraction. Every new arena is an attraction. Now that the Nets are getting star quality players they will be more relavant than when they were in Jersey.

          • guest

            I live in Brooklyn and i will always be a knick fan but brooklyn is an attraction in itself. Players would be treated like gods if they do well here. Sure most people now in NY are knicks fans but the new generation will surely be more close to the Nets once the move is made.

          • Sdot

            DERON IS NOT EVEN STAYN ON DA NETS

            SO WUT STAR POWER U TALKN BOUT??? LOPEZ LMAO

            PS: IM NOT FROM UPTOWN IM DA SON OF QUEENS

          • Sdot

            DERON IS NOT EVEN STAYN ON DA NETS

            SO WUT STAR POWER U TALKN BOUT??? LOPEZ LMAO

            PS: IM NOT FROM UPTOWN IM DA SON OF QUEENS

    • Sdot

      IT AINT NO WAY DERON SIGN ON

      “IF” HE WANTS 2 PLAY 4 A RING CUZ DONT NOBODY WANT 2 PLAY 4 DA NETS

      NOW IF HE JUS WANNA GET “PAID” HE MIGHT SIGN

    • Lonnie

      yea that’s what i was wondering with his contact running out and he will be a free agent,not sure hes going to want to play for the nets..if not they gave up two good players,one with a lot of upside and some picks for a rental? if he doesn’t sign after his contact runs out the net fans will chase their owner back to russia.

    • Anonymous

      not really.. he will most likely re-sign. Where else would he go? The Knicks would probably pursue Chris Paul in 2012.. and if we give Deron a great offer, i’m sure Prokhorov can convince him to stay. I heard we are going after Kirilenko this summer. so Deron could play possibly with his close Utah teammate. It should be an interesting year and a half til we open the Barclays Center in June.

      • http://twitter.com/eriklambertsen Erik Lambertsen

        I love when I read sports commentary on a video game site. Even if its a site about sports video games…
        Andrei Kirlenko is averaging 11 ppg and that’s what your hanging your excitement on?? AK-47 is not a difference maker, he’s a role player who used to be a good defender/shot blocker. He can’t shoot and he’s actually lost a step. His athleticism was always his competitive advantage.

  • Yezurrrrr

    so now Utah is going to rotate Millsap, Jefferson, Okur and now Favors too? Millsap, Jefferson, and Favors are all young.. which means the Jazz is not done makin moves yet this season.. expect Millsap or Jefferson to be moved, if not by the deadline, definitely in the off-season

    • NoFro904

      I Think Okur is most likely to be Moved

      • Sdot

        PROB IS I DONT THINK NOBODY WANT OKUR

        UNLESS HE HAS AN XPIRIN CONTRACT

      • Sdot

        PROB IS I DONT THINK NOBODY WANT OKUR

        UNLESS HE HAS AN XPIRIN CONTRACT

  • http://twitter.com/crenshaw99 B Crenshaw

    No Melo screenshots?

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      Did that article on Monday (though at the time didn’t know he would choose #7 so I had him up in #8 (his team USA number) and #30 as guesses.

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      Did that article on Monday (though at the time didn’t know he would choose #7 so I had him up in #8 (his team USA number) and #30 as guesses.

  • Clintbeastwoods

    Nba 2k11 is the best sports game of all time! 2ksports has created many masterpieces!

  • JL

    given that i live in jersey and ive been a nets fan forever LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • Anonymous

    Ok EA, now update NBA Jam pleeeeeeeeeease! You have all the money in the world, for the love of God, do a freakin’ ROSTER UPDATE already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Customer service?

  • Derek

    Does anyone have a good site where I can find the info on draft picks and actual contract updates with all the new trades going down, so I can start a real life association.

  • Anonymous

    Now tell me that Jerry Sloan leaving had “NOTHING” to do with Deron Williams. Funny how they are shipping him off now after all the drama with Sloan. Now it will be interesting to see if Sloan will come back at all now that Williams is gone.

    You don’t get rid of your star player unless he is a problem child.

    • Anonymous

      Stop acting like Mrs. Expert all the time…

      DRAMA QUEEN

      • Anonymous

        Isn’t amazing how some douchebags with no life will go to the extent of finding and copying your avatar and uncleverly trying to mimic your Screen Name by changing the “1″ to and “l” all in attempts to try to be funny.

        Sorry loser, but just like your Life you are an Epic Failure.

  • BC

    like stephen a smith said ….. if anyone thinks this is a better deal than new yorks they need to be tested

    • Anonymous

      it’s not better with the player involved.. but in the way it was completed. The Knicks gave up 3/5 of their starting 5 for Melo. we only gave up Harris, an unproven Favors and some draft picks. And if we somehow make the playoffs in NJ, those picks won’t even matter.

  • Qbear_q

    Will there be a updated rosters soon?

    • Anonymous

      I read that 2k updated the Melo trade today.. but I doubt anything else is updated til after the deadline.

  • Adeel

    and!! if you bought a terrence williams jersey last year, it’s now magically turned into a deron williams jersey!!!

    • Anonymous

      hahahahaha

    • http://twitter.com/eriklambertsen Erik Lambertsen

      Thats a great point.

    • Nluci3

      That’s pretty funny man!

  • Adeel

    and!! if you bought a terrence williams jersey last year, it’s now magically turned into a deron williams jersey!!!

  • Yamoms

    Good deal for the nets they better work some magic and hope they can get him to stay. Or I’ll see him in new york with my knicks

  • Anonymous

    What?!?! no news about Baron Davis coming to my Cavaliers on here pasta!!!… B Diddy’s still got it, were makin a playoff push! lol

  • http://twitter.com/eriklambertsen Erik Lambertsen

    I know Deron is good, 2-time All-Star sure, but is he that much of an upgrade over Devin Harris?? Enough to give up the 3rd pick in the draft? Not in my book. Bad trade for the Nots.

  • Anonymous

    Another big trade:
    Boston traded Perkins and Nate Robinson for Nenad Krstic and Jeff Green.

  • http://twitter.com/Lifendz Lifendz

    When the heck is 2k going to updated to reflect the trades?

  • http://twitter.com/wcdel Will Mundel

    Quit using an xbox – you can tell by the picture quality.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TEF5PM4FCTGL6ANXGXVR7HEOXU Lili Lin
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