No Melo? No problem. One day removed from losing out on the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes to their Hudson River rivals the New York Knicks. The Nets received superstar point guard Deron Williams from the Utah Jazz for rookie Derrick Favors, Devin Harris and a first-round draft pick in 2011 and 2012. WTF is right my friend!
“We feel that we’ve addressed a current need at point guard with Deron’s departure, as well as the future with draft picks and a big man,” Jazz general manager Kevin O’Connor said in a statement. “To do so we had to give up an All-Star, but we feel like this is a win for both sides.”
Apparently the Nets still have even more wheeling and dealing to do and they are expected to acquire forward Brandan Wright and center Dan Gadzuric from the Golden State Warriors and send Troy Murphy back to the Warriors. The east is back!