NBA Trade Rumors: Deron Williams Back to Utah? ESPN Reports Jazz Interested
With the NBA Trade Deadline looming, the Utah Jazz are reportedly showing interest in bringing back their old friend, Deron Williams.
For the most part, all has been quiet on the Dallas Mavericks front in regards to the NBA trade deadline on Thursday.
Chatter surrounding the expiring contract of Andrew Bogut has only grown, but late Tuesday night, ESPN stirred up the pot with a fresh Deron Williams rumor.
For a Utah team hoping to make the playoffs with an injury prone George Hill at point, getting Deron Williams to come off the bench would be a solid improvement to their bench.
Then you factor in ESPN’s Marc Stein’s report from Cuban on Monday, and suddenly you could look at possible frameworks of would could happen if trade talks progressed.
The Utah Jazz currently have two longer term contracts that could impact the Jazz being able to retain their core going forward. Derrick Favors has one more year on his contract next season for $12 million while Alec Burks has two more years after this year at around $11 million.
Would Dallas take on a contract like Alec Burks if a first round pick was involved?
Utah owns all of their own first round picks along with the Golden State Warriors 2017 first round pick and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 2018 first round pick. Utah could attach one of those picks with Burks for Williams and then have more money to bring back Hayward and/or Hill.
It is also worth noting that Deron Williams can veto any trade due to a CBA rule that grants players that right after signing back-to-back one year deals with the same team.
You can read full ESPN story here.
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