HoopsHype Deron Williams rumors

LATEST HOOPSHYPE VIDEOS

December 28, 2014 Updates
December 26, 2014 Updates

Mike Mazzeo: To be clear, Deron wasn't saying a trade is going to happen. (It could). He just said he doesn't want to talk about it unless it does. Twitter @MazzESPN

Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams says he's comfortable coming off the bench as long as the team's starters keep playing well. "I'm all for the team. It doesn't really matter to me," said Williams, who came off the bench in Friday afternoon's 109-107 victory over the Boston Celtics following a two-game absence due to a strained right calf and had eight points, four assists and four rebounds in 21 minutes. "I'm still trying to get my rhythm back and obviously I'm on a minutes restriction right now, so I'm all for it." ESPN.com

December 24, 2014 Updates

After the teams' front office officials again talked on Wednesday, both sides insisted they weren't budging on Plumlee's inclusion into a proposed trade and agreed there was no use discussing the deal further in the near future, league sources said. "Talks aren't dead, but nothing's going to happen with Plumlee involved," a league source told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

With trade rumors surrounding Brooklyn‘s three highest-paid players, a source told the Daily News that Williams is most likely to be dealt. Talks with the Kings have dated back to last season, and Sacramento remains a possibility. Even though negotiations have cooled, “they’re never done,” a source said. New York Daily News

Nets officials are confident they can move Williams and Lopez, retool around Johnson and stay in the playoff hunt in a weak Eastern Conference. Come 2016, Johnson would be off the books, too, leaving the Nets with a bundle of cap room to pursue Kevin Durant, Joakim Noah, DeMar DeRozan, Andre Drummond or Al Horford among others in a stacked free-agent class. Bleacher Report

December 23, 2014 Updates

Talks between the Sacramento Kings and Brooklyn Nets about a trade involving Nets star Deron Williams have cooled, according to league sources. Sacramento had recently initiated talks with the Nets, proposing a deal for Williams and second-year forward Mason Plumlee, who was actually the Kings' main target, sources said. With Plumlee struggling and clashing a bit with new Nets coach Lionel Hollins over the first month of the season, the Kings were hoping he might be available. To compel the Nets into moving Plumlee, they considered taking on Williams, whose contract and history of injuries has scared off many clubs. ESPN.com

Brooklyn, however, has no intention of moving Plumlee, who has surged to average 18 points and 10.2 rebounds over the past six games. With no chance of getting Plumlee, the Kings backed away from Williams. ESPN.com

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

Any rumor missing? E-mail us at   hoopshype@hoopshype.com.