Nets Get All-Star Deron Williams After Failing on Anthony Deal, Yahoo Says
Williams, 26, comes to New Jersey in a three-team deal with the Jazz and Golden State Warriors, Yahoo reported without saying where it obtained the information. The Jazz get forward Derrick Favors, the No. 3 pick in the 2010 National Basketball Association draft; guard Devin Harris; and a 2011 first-round pick from the Nets.
The Nets also acquired forward Brandan Wright and Dan Gadzuric from the Warriors for forward Troy Murphy and $3 million, according to Yahoo. The Jazz will receive a 2012 first- round pick that the Nets acquired from the Warriors.
The New York Knicks acquired Anthony, a four-time All-Star, in a three-team deal completed yesterday. Last week the Nets were reported by the Record of Bergen County, New Jersey, to have a tentative deal to acquire Anthony that would have included Favors, Harris and four first-round draft picks. The Knicks also were interested in Williams, the New York Times reported without saying where it got its information.
Nets spokesman Aaron Harris said in a telephone interview that the team had nothing to announce. The Jazz were unable to confirm the report, team spokesman Jonathan Rinehart said in an e-mail.
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