NBA All Star Point Guard Deron Williams had one of the best individual performances of this shortened NBA season last Sunday. He had a career high 57 points and added 7 assists and six rebounds…And now the Nets must decide whether to trade Williams before the deadline even though it will be difficult to acquire significant value because of Williams’s upcoming free agency.
Their other option is the “all-in” approach. This approach is to pair Deron Williams with Orlando Magic superstar Dwight Howard and entering the Brooklyn Nets era with one of the best teams in the NBA. This is a very dangerous approach because failing to land Howard would result in the Nets most likely losing Williams in free agency this summer. Their “all-in” approach took a serious hit when Center Brook Lopez injured his foot for the second time this season and will miss more significant time. Lopez’s injury means the Nets will probably not land Howard at the trade deadline next week. The Nets only hope to land Howard is to hope he chooses them in free agency thus turning down the extra money the Magic can offer him, and turning down a chance to play for big market teams with playoff proven rosters in Los Angeles and Dallas. Good Luck.
Rapper and Nets minority owner Jay Z said in one of his songs that even if the Nets went 0-82 the team would still be “gravy’ to him. I must say, however, that I don’t think Jay Z envisioned the Nets opening the Barclay Center with Marshon Brooks as the face of the franchise.