Mavs Open To Trading Deron Williams, Jazz Interested

The Jazz have expressed interest in bringing Deron Williams back to Utah through a trade with the Mavericks, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com. The scribe adds that Dallas is open to trading both Williams and Andrew Bogut before the deadline, but he cautions that no deal is imminent.

The point guard is making $9MM this season and since it was a one-year deal with the same team he played for in the prior season, he has the right to block any trade. MacMahon adds that Williams still has a home in the Salt Lake City area and he enjoys Utah. He was drafted by the Jazz with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2005 draft before being traded to the Nets midway through the 2010/11 campaign.

The Jazz are roughly $13.6MM under the salary cap, but they do have 15 players under contract, as the team’s depth chart at Roster Resource indicates, so they would need to either send back or waive a player to complete a deal.

George Hill will likely remain the starter, but he’s missed 25 games this season because of injury. The team is 23-9 with Hill in the lineup, but just 12-13 when he’s unable to play. Utah could use depth at the point guard spot as it looks to make the playoffs for the first time since trading away Williams.

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10 thoughts on “Mavs Open To Trading Deron Williams, Jazz Interested

  1. Wow Deron Willams back in Utah never thought this would happen.

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  2. JPSonOfJohn

    Like Williams in Dallas, but like draft picks and building for the future more. Hope Mavs pull the trigger

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    • gammaraze

      I’ve been saying for a couple weeks that they should get what they can for D. Will and Bogut while they can. Play the young guys and see what they are and how they fit into your future.

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      • JPSonOfJohn

        Well said. The more picks for the next two drafts the better. Plus, the young guys need more playing time.

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    • CursedRangers

      Totally agree. The Mavs need to pull the trigger on trading some players. Even if we made the playoffs, we would likely get crushed.

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      • Nicholas Curcio

        Not to sound like an ass but there’s really no chance of that happening. Mavs arnt making the playoffs. Trade William’s and let yogi run the team in a zero pressure season just to get his legs under him and watch him develop.

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  3. GuruGray

    It would be very cool to see Williams back in Utah and he would really fortify the 2nd unit

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  4. Nicholas Curcio

    I’m not a fan of the Mavs but I feel for Dirk and as much as Cuban wants to send him out on top it’s not gonna happen. I would trade Mathews Harris William’s Bogut anyone for picks and cap space.

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    • Cap space? for who exactly? last few times mavs did that didnt really work out

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  5. bhannah8213

    Mavs can’t afford to not sell at this point. As deep of a draft as everyone says it is, go get draft picks upon draft picks upon draft picks. Build around Barnes at PF and figure it out with young guys!

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