Do Nets have to get Howard to keep D-Will?

March, 5, 2012
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ESPN NBA Insider Ric Bucher says that if the Magic decide to deal Dwight Howard, the Nets are the "best possibility" for a trading partner.

But that's not the only scenario that would keep Williams from fleeing as a free agent.

"Deron Williams knows that the New Jersey Nets have cap room. They have draft picks. They have the possibility to build a team around him and go out and get free agents not named Dwight Howard," Bucher said on SportsCenter.

"So the idea that they have to get Dwight Howard for Deron Williams to stay with the New Jersey Nets is false."

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Brook Lopez
PTS AST STL MIN
20.7 0.9 0.5 31.4
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsK. Garnett 6.6
AssistsD. Williams 6.1
StealsD. Williams 1.5
BlocksB. Lopez 1.8