Utah Jazz traded Deron Williams with the New Jersey Nets for Derrick Favors, Devin Harris, two first-round picks and $ 3 million.Obviously, the $ 3 million does not make sense for the owner of the Nets, Mikhail Prokhorov. $ 3 million is the maximum allowed, and he could also include it in all his dealings. Too bad that Prokhorov was not present when Phoenix loved selling all of his picks in the first round of the draft. I would have thrown 300 million Sandra Bullock Net Worth a whole first-round life.
The first bettors in this exchange are the Nets 2011 without protection (the Jazz will get it no matter where the Nets are) and the Warriors 2012 protected (the 7 best protected in 2012 and 2013 and the 6 main ones protected in 2014, the Jazz will get Warriors Selection of second round 2014 and 2016).
The exchange was definitely worth it for the Nets. They may try to build some more pieces around Deron Williams before his contract is extended in July 2011. He can not opt out until the summer of 2012, so the Nets will have time to build around him.
The Jazz must have felt that Williams was a block to go, otherwise, it was a big mistake. Williams is one of the top 5 PGs, and unlike his 2005 draft counterpart, Chris Paul, is healthier and is designed for a long career in the NBA. There are some questions about Chris Paul who has permanent knee problems. It will be some time before the Jazz can find another 5 better PG. The Jazz have no idea what the new CBA will be, and maybe it would be easier to keep Williams with something like a franchise tag.
In the new CBA talks, teams like Denver, Cleveland, Toronto and Utah will complain about the difficulty of keeping players in cities that traditionally are not preferred by free agents in the NBA. They need to find out what San Antonio puts in the water to keep their best players there.