Kurt Helin of Basketball Talk says that Deron Williams thinks the Nets are just fine and can handle the added stress and pressure of the coming weeks with Trade rumors to start flying….
“We’ve had a lot of injuries, a lot of things to fight through,” Williams said. “I think we’re a pretty resilient team.
“Guys have been pretty much dealing with this all season. It’s not like it really hasn’t been a big focus (for us), there are frequently asked questions out there. I think guys have handled it well all year and we’re going to do keep doing it. That’s our job.”
According to Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel, there is a rumor going around that would see Dwight Howard, Hedo Turkoglu and Jameer Nelson go to the Los Angeles Lakers for Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum.
Also a third team, possibly the Raptors, would send Jose Calderon to Orlando. It’s not sure what Orlando would give up although they could re-route Gasol to Toronto.
The newspaper got a hold of Magic CEO Alex Martins who denied that report.
The Magic, including owner Rich DeVos have stated they won’t deal Howard because they believe the All-Star center will re-sign with them in the summer.
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