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NetsDaily Jun 30, 2015

Ian Eagle: Nets may "decide to cut bait and move on without Deron Williams"

In an extraordinary and telling interview with WFAN's Evan Roberts Monday, Ian Eagle said that of the team's two highest paid players, the one likely to be back was Joe Johnson and not Deron Williams.  The team, he believes, will try to trade him, but if that doesn't work, "just decide they've got to cut bait and move on without him." Roberts did not press Eagle on what that meant, nor did Eagle volunteer any explanation. It was part of a subtle but scathing critique of Williams, extraordinary for a team announcer talking about a franchise player. "As they look at their team in regards to...
NetsDaily Jul 1, 2015

Moving Williams and Johnson now Nets big goal, says Youngmisuk

With the draft seen as a success and the first few hours of free agency a win as well, the Nets are trying to solve their biggest problem: reducing their salary by finding someone to take their two big bucks backcourt players, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams. Tweets Ohm Youngmisuk... With Brook/Thad back in mix, Nets brass' goal is moving Deron + Joe before season sources say. Nets can’t find a suitor for Deron as of now — Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) July 1, 2015 The Nets reportedly had discussions with Memphis about the Grizzlies taking on Johnson's expiring $24.9 million...

Report: A trade market for Deron Williams? Would hometown Mavericks be interested?

Point guard Deron Williams turned down an offer to join his hometown Dallas Mavericks in 2012, choosing to stay with the Brooklyn Nets. Now he might be available again. ESPN New York reported Ohm Youngmisuk reported on Twitter: Sources say …

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