Deron Williams is waiting patiently in Newark for the Nets organization to acquire Dwight Howard. He and Howard could be the building blocks for the new Brooklyn Nets next season. If the Orlando Magic decides to move Howard somewhere else besides to the Nets, Deron will most likely be taking his talents elsewhere. Chris Broussard of ESPN has listed the Knicks as one of the teams on a short list that Williams would decide to sign with moving forward.
Williams has grown to enjoy living in New York and he is excited about the off-the-court business opportunities the city provides, so if Howard doesn’t join him with the Nets, he would love to remain in New York and play for the Knicks, sources said. While no trade talks have taken place between the clubs, the Knicks could theoretically offer either Carmelo Anthony or Amare Stoudemire, thus giving the Nets a superstar to lead them to Brooklyn.
This scenario is a wet dream for the Knicks organization as well as the fans. Williams would add the missing piece to the puzzle for the Knicks, Deron can take New York from a playoff team to Championship contender. The logistics of the situation make this very difficult to happen. Williams will be searching for max-money from his new team, under the new CBA rules he can sign with any new team for no more that 4 years and upwards of 60 million dollars. The Knicks are currently cap stricken, and making that deal would be extremely unlikely, but if Williams is hell bent on joining the Knicks, we may see some contract shuffling to make this scenario work.
Amare for Deron, Melo for Deron, who would you trade from him?