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Sources: 'Deron Williams wants out of Brooklyn' - Brian Geltzeiler

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by fawadhm, May 16, 2014.

  1. fawadhm

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    Sources have told Hoopscritic.com that this falling out between Williams and Nets management, specifically Nets GM Billy King, has resulted in a mutual decision between the two parties to split. Williams, and his wife, essentially want out of Brooklyn and King is more than happy to accommodate them.

    Geltzeiler adds that this will be "easier said than done for King" considering the length and price tag on Williams deal, three years, 63-million dollars. "There's no guarantee that Williams gets dealt," Geltzeiler reports. "Both sides completely understand that the Nets may not be able to get rid of his contract in a way that works for the organization."

    The lack of passion and leadership from Williams of late has led to the falling out. "There is widespread frustration in the organization with Deron's lack of confidence and lack of competitive fire," Geltzeiler reports. "Management and the coaching staff have tired of Deron and he's tired of being their object of disappointment."

    In the piece, Geltzeiler brings up the Houston Rockets, who pursed Williams earlier in the year. King turned down the Rockets offer abruptly, but Geltzeiler believes that the Rockets can be back in play after Houston's GM Daryl Morrey was quoted of saying he was going to go after an All-Star this offseason. If the Nets were to look at the Rockets as a potential trade partner, Geltzeiler believes "King will not say no." He also points out that the Nets will be able to become a player in free agency if the Nets were to acquire the likes of Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin, who were reportedly offered to Brooklyn in the winter, the team can become a player in free agency as soon as 2015.


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  3. Carl Herrera

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    Sounds like somebody we know.
     
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    Utah Deron Williams with this team would put us to the top.. unfortunately.. with that price tag I agree Williams is probably not worth it.. Ironically Dwilliams helped create and start linsanity.. it was against dwill that lin got his first major minutes and went off on him and brought the knicks back.
     
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    How much of that $100 million contract does D-Will owe to Jerry Sloan?
     
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    nvm- already posted..
     
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    Does Brooklyn still have their amnesty clause? If they don't field any offers couldn't they buy him out?
     
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    Nets amnestied Travis Outlaw.
     
  9. swyyyguy

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    DERON 2 HOUSTON
     
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    that contract is near impossible to move though
     
  11. Carl Herrera

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    There are ways to remove a man without moving his contract.



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    If that contract were $8M less, I'd be all in... DWill is wayyyy overpaid. I'd much rather swap Asik/Millsap. Then try to upgrade at PG with a Lin/Parsons package..
     
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    If we some how get bamboozled into trading foe DWill, I'm going to start thinking that the fix is on! His contract is the abyss! If you think JLin is overpaid, then you really haven't seen what overpaid is!

    Kyle Lowery>>>DWill

    and he's much cheaper too!!!...:eek:
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    No way we trade for Deron now. Hes as good as done.

    I wouldnt mind Joe Johnson if his contract wasnt so big or long.
     
  15. el gnomo

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    someone already said that, but I forgot who...... oh yeah......

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    Please trade Lin and Asik for Williams!! I can finally go see Lin in NY again!!
    Plus everyone who hates the Knicks will hate it even more when Lin starts going Linsanity against the Knicks.
    Sure Williams sucks, but according to 99% of LOHs on this board, Lin is useless too so it balances each other out.
     
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    The fact that Morey might be interested in a guy that lacks "competitive fire" is deeply disturbing". I already question Harden's competitive nature, I don't want another player like that. No thanks!
     
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    Bad knees. Declining stats. Terrible contract. No thank you!
     
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    The Hawks will not trade they're allstar PF for a center who can't dunk, let alone catch the ball to dunk. Never going to happen. Let's stop overrating our talent
     
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    When was Morey quoted as saying he was going to pursue Deron this offseason?
     
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