HoopsHype Deron Williams rumors

December 21, 2014 Updates

A hiccup in the trade is Sacramento coveting Mason Plumlee, who is not part of the deal as currently proposed. Plumlee would upgrade the Kings at the power forward spot forming an imposing frontcourt along with DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay. All three were teammates on Team USA that captured the FIBA World Cup in Spain this offseason. CSNBayArea.com

December 20, 2014 Updates

Alex Raskin: Regarding the @Adrian Wojnarowski report about the #Nets, #Kings and Deron Williams: Sacto made the call and talks are not ongoing. Twitter @alexraskinNYC

The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings are discussing a deal centered on former All-Star guard Deron Williams, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Nets have been shopping their high-priced star players, and the Kings have been probing the market for an impact point guard. No deal is imminent, but the talks are ongoing, sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

Ohm Youngmisuk: Sources confirm @WojYahooNBA report that Nets + Kings have talked possible trade involving Deron Williams. As Woj reports, nothing imminent Twitter

Sacramento has significant interest with Williams, but a hurdle to a possible deal is the Kings’ desire to have center Mason Plumlee included into the package, league sources said. Brooklyn has considered Plumlee a significant part of its future core. The Kings have been thrilled with Collison, who has emerged as a strong leader and a popular teammate this season. There remains a reluctance for Sacramento to move him in a deal, sources said, but the Nets would need a point guard to replace Williams. Yahoo! Sports

The Nets also are active in the trade market, but rival executives doubt they'll find a taker for Deron Williams, who has two years and $43 million left on his contract, or to a lesser extent, Joe Johnson, who has one year and $24.9 million left. "Those contracts are hard to swallow," one exec said. CBSSports.com

Deron Williams’ healthy start to the season came to an abrupt halt against the Cavaliers on Friday night. Williams left the Nets’ 95-91 loss with a strained right calf, an injury that has him ticketed for an MRI exam to check its severity and find out whether or he’ll be able to take the floor Sunday against the Pistons at Barclays Center. New York Post

“No, not yet,” Williams said after the game when asked if he knew the severity. “I’m going to get an MRI [Saturday], but the doctor said it wasn’t too bad.” Williams left the game after landing following a jump pass to Kevin Garnett with 4:39 remaining in the second quarter, but said the injury started to crop up earlier in the first. New York Post

December 19, 2014 Updates
December 18, 2014 Updates

“I’m down every time we lose, and especially when I’m not making the plays we need to,” Williams would say a few minutes later. “I didn’t make them in the game [Tuesday in a loss to Miami] … I had two turnovers that definitely cost us [in that game], and [Wednesday night] it was the same thing. Missing shots in the second half … I was pretty much nonexistent. New York Post

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