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How does the Deng trade affect the Nets?

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The Luol Deng trade changes up the Eastern Conference. The Bulls are basically pulling themselves out of the playoffs, which bodes well for the Nets. But, Cleveland may begin to push them for...

Pau Gasol for Deron Williams (& Johan Petro)

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Everybody wins, even in the trade machine! The Lakers need a point guard desperately. Deron Williams is among the league’s best, and he would instantly make the life of every Laker easier. (Quick tangent: Is there anything more likely to convince Chris Paul to stay on the Clippers than Deron Williams playing for the Lakers?) The Nets are in a very dark place, and things will get even worse if Deron Williams walks for nothing this summer. After giving up the house, the car and the shirts off their backs in the trade before the deadline last year, the roster would be barren after the straight subtraction of Williams. Deron doesn’t want to continue playing with that roster, and the front office pulling off a move for another star to pair with Williams appears out of the question. Gasol should have 4-5 years left as one of the most skilled offensive big men in the league. For the Nets’ purposes, he’s a valuable trade chip who could be flipped for multiple young assets in the off-season. The Lakers seem to believe Bynum will squash the injury bug and anchor the team for the remainder of the decade. Thus, thanks to Jim Buss’ (seemingly irrational) confidence in Bynum (and of course the team’s current struggles/Gasol’s recurring playoff disappearing act) Pau has become dispensable. With Williams handling point guard duties (instead of Steve Blake and Derek Fisher) Bynum’s scoring and field goal percentage would undoubtedly see a bump, cementing his position opposite Dwight Howard as one of the league’s two elite centers. Here’s where it gets really interesting. With the Williams deal complete, the Lakers would again become the front runners for Howard. (For those of you who haven’t been paying attention to the Howard trade-saga, Dwight wants to play with Deron Williams. Dwight isn’t sold on playing with the current Lakers roster for the next half-decade. Dwight doesn’t want to appear to follow in Shaq’s footsteps.) Let’s say Dwight isn’t moved before the deadline, but he sees Deron go to the Lakers. You think he wouldn’t be tempted? Orlando would surely be open to a package of Bynum and draft considerations, clearly a huge upgrade over any of their alternatives. Williams-Bryant-Howard anyone? Check out other "Sources Should Say" pieces on Amar’e Stoudemire, Jose Calderon, Steve Nash, Josh Smith, Michael Beasley and DeMarcus Cousins.

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