Posted July 09, 2012 on
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Deron Williams and Dwight Howard talked about being NBA teammates four years ago during the Olympics. Now Williams knows there's speculation that it could happen soon.
He's aware of reports that Orlando and Brooklyn and trying to arrange a trade - possibly involving two other teams - but he's not paying too much attention to that.
''There's been a lot of rumors over the last year as far as he's concerned, so early on I concerned myself with it, but lately just let it play out and whatever happens, happens,'' Williams said Monday at training camp for the latest Olympic team. ''I think we'll have a good team without him, I think we'd have an even better team with him.''
Howard has asked the Magic to trade him, with the Nets his preferred destination. That goes all the way back to last offseason, and Williams knows it's difficult not only for Howard, but for teammate Brook Lopez, whose name has been linked to all the tr...
BEST OF MAXIM
Wednesday marked the first day NBA free agents could officially sign contracts, and Deron Williams made his new deal with the Nets official. The All-Star point guard signed his contract electronically using an iPad (perhaps he was using Docusign?).
Williams is in Las Vegas practicing for the Olympics with Team USA, so the electronic signature made sense. Williams’ contract is...
Strap in, NBA fans. If Wednesday was any indication, it is going to be a long, long, long, long offseason.
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The Nets are making progress with plans to get a third team to absorb salary in what would be a blockbuster trade that would send Dwight Howard to Brooklyn.
Proposed deal with Orlando would be finding a third team to take the Nets’ Kris Humphries in a sign-and-trade arrangement. Cleveland has emerged as a “possible destination” for Humphries in...
Deron Williams hit the jackpot in Las Vegas, and Blake Griffin signed on for a few more years in Los Angeles.
Free agents in the NBA could finally sign contracts starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT Wednesday, and the Brooklyn Nets wasted no time getting their All-Star point guard to put pen to paper - well, iPad actually - on a new deal worth $98 million over five years.
The Nets came to...
Reports: Clippers involved in Dwight Howard trade talks.
The Magic have reopened Dwight Howard trade talks with teams beyond the Nets.
IF YOU CAN'T BEAT 'EM
Dan Gilbert was the posterboy for a jilted owner when LeBron bolted Cleveland two summers ago. So why would he now contribute to helping Dwight Howard out of Orlando?
Mark and McNeill talked about Deron Williams signing with the Nets, where Dwight Howard might land, why Steve Nash shouldn't be blasted for landing with the Lakers, and a whole bunch of other news surrounding free agency and trades.
Jerry Stackhouse wouldnt mind having Dwight Howard as his new teammate. But if it doesnt happen, he still believes foes need to watch out for Brooklyn.
Stackhouse, 37, said by phone Wednesday he will sign a one-year deal with the Nets for the veterans minimum of 1.35 million. Soon hell find out if Howard, who could be traded from Orlando to Brooklyn, will be a teammate.