Deron Williams is back home, in Dallas. Nets organization collectively clenches cheeks.
Yesterday, rumors surfaced that the Lakers would be interested in dealing Pau Gasol to the Nets in a sign and trade for Deron Williams. This deal would be a major score for LA, but Kurt Helin of Pro Basketball Talk says you can go ahead and kill those rumors as the word from Nets camp is they’d rather simply lose Williams outright and keep the cap space than get Gasol. That person you heard screaming was Kobe, or possibly, Gasol.
Also yesterday, spanish writer Jon de la Presa tweeted based on a mix of information and intuition that Europe’s top scorer Mirza Teletovic would be interested in signing with Brooklyn, and apparently that interest is mutual. There is, however, suspicion as to how serious Mirza’s interest in the NBA really is and that perhaps he’s floating some of this to up his offers in Europe. Teletovic went undrafted in 2007, but has been putting up big numbers in Europe and could be a devastating stretch four option.