Blazers send Wallace to Nets for Okur, Williams, and draft pick
The Nets send Okur, Shawne Williams and a 2012 draft pick protected thru No. 3, sources tell Y! Nets trying to surround Deron Williams now.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Too little, too late.
The New Jersey Nets have acquired Gerald Wallace because they believe he’ll convince point guard Deron Williams to sign a multi-year extension.
Williams can opt-out of his contract this summer and become a free agent. The Nets, who are moving into a shiny billion dollar stadium in Brooklyn, have hitched their wagon to the star table-setter.
Wallace makes the Nets good, but not good enough for Williams.
D-Will wants a legit co-star – like dare I say it, Dwight Howard who will play with Orlando for another year – to stay with the Nets long-term. Wallace, a fourth star on a contending team, isn’t of the same ilk as Howard.
The Nets have a rapidly shrinking window to do something significant or Williams likely signs with his hometown Dallas Mavericks this summer.
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