"Mentally, I wasn't in the Dwight sweepstakes anymore. It got kinda old," Isola quoted D-Will as saying. "Billy (King) did everything he could to try and get a deal done. They just didn't want to deal him to us."
- Kobe Bryant is ecstatic, Deron Williams philosophical about Dwight Howard trade - Dave D'Alessandro - Star-Ledger
- Nets' Williams happy Howard saga's over - Marc Berman - New York Post
- Williams lost interest in Howard sweepstakes well before Thursday's trade - Stefan Bondy - New York Daily News
Report: Nets-Magic Howard deal blew up because of Orlando animosity - Kurt Helin - NBC Sports