It's been another whirlwind day of player movement in the NBA, as the Hawks agreed to two significant trades, sending Joe Johnson to the Nets and Marvin Williams to the Jazz. Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld speculated that Josh Smith may be the next Hawk to go (Twitter link), but Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein of ESPN.com report that Smith is excited about the moves, which would free up plenty of cap space for next summer, when Atlanta could go after Smith and other major targets. Here's news from elsewhere around the busy Association.
- Deron Williams will likely decide between the Nets and Mavericks in the next 24 to 48 hours after meeting with both of those teams today, tweets Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports. The Nets are confident Williams will stay, and wouldn't have been so aggressive in their pursuit of Joe Johnson if Williams wasn't on board with them bringing the Hawks star on board, according to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com (Twitter link).
- The Lakers would have the inside track to sign Jose Calderon if the Raptors use the amnesty clause on him, Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports, with the Heat and Spurs in the mix along with whichever team trade candidate Luis Scola winds up on.
- The Celtics may be able to get Jason Terry for the $5MM mid-level exception, but they're not currently in the hunt for O.J. Mayo, who's seeking a higher annual salary, writes Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald. Murphy adds that six other teams are talking to Brandon Bass.
- Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com outlines how the Nets could team Joe Johnson, Deron Williams and Dwight Howard.
- Agent Greg Lawrence says the Blazers are interested in unrestricted free agent Spencer Hawes, but the interest may be "more perfunctory than serious," according to Jason Quick of The Oregonian (Twitter links).
- Jrue Holiday was added to the U.S. Olympic select team as Jeremy Lin and Greg Stiemsma dropped out, tweets USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt.