Deron Williams is making it very clear that there is only one way he will want to remain a Brooklyn Net: they need to trade for Dwight Howard.
The Brooklyn Nets have an opportunity at the number one overall pick tonight and possibly drafting Anthony Davis but a source says that won’t be enough for the Nets to keep Williams.
“It’s Dwight Howard or bust,” said a source who has spoken to Williams.
If the Nets do land the number overall pick and they have a 7.5 percent chance of doing so, it could still mean that they could keep Williams.
The Orlando Magic might be most interested in a deal with the Nets to send Howard in exchange for the top pick Davis.
The Magic have not pulled the trigger on dealing Howard even though he so obviously wants to leave Orlando and a lot of that has to do with the kind of players they would be receiving in return.
There are few players considered more desirable to rebuild a franchise around than Anthony Davis. The Magic wouldn’t turn that down?
The odds are still against the Nets getting the number one pick and this being able to keep Deron Williams.
We will find out tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST on ESPN during the NBA Draft Lottery just how everything will begin to unfold.