Monday, July 19th, 2010 at 10:30 am  |  25 responses

Will the Nets Have to Shop Terrence Williams?

The Star-Ledger speculates that New Jersey may need to make an unpopular decision with fans, as T-Will has become a wanted man around the League: “Terrence Williams is the Nets’ best ticket out of power forward purgatory. By now, Billy King knows this, because he is getting more calls about the kid than he does about any other player – and these solicitations have been escalating since Orlando, where T-Will’s summer league showing drove his value to an all-time high. Now it’s a case of justifying a divorce from one of your faves, which is impossible judging your e-mails, as you undoubtedly love Williams’ talent, versatility and upside. But start by doing this: Admit that right now, this kid is a spare part – and an extremely valuable one. What else can you call him? The way the team is currently constructed, they’re already two-deep at the 1, 2 and 3 – which makes T-Will a third-stringer at all three positions. He’s not going to get minutes at the point – not with Jordan Farmar in town now. He’s not going to get minutes at the 2-spot – not the way Courtney Lee plays both ends and the way Anthony Morrow hits 3s. And he’s not going to play small forward, because they’re (over)paying Travis Outlaw $7 million a year and because Avery Johnson has fallen head-over-heels with Damion James – who, according to everyone in Orlando, has at least two inches on Terrence and will be a better defender/rebounder at that position. Upshot: They like T-Will just fine, just as you do, but he had better think about renting until further notice.”

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  • http://tommyisvishuz.ning.com Tommy V.

    terrible. billy king who was w/ the sixers. how foolish

  • http://www.theogshow.com Orlando OG Goodman

    Luol Deng and Pargo for T-Will. Pleeeeeeaaasssse Billy King. Please.

  • WangChung

    This kid needs to be a starter somewhere. He’s just way too talented and athletic.

  • K

    TWill’s not going anywhere. Nonsense. Write about something that makes sense, I’m begging you!

  • truhero

    Come to Miami!

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    T-Will plays better and contributes more than C.Lee.

  • Kundai

    put him in sacremento with reke, trade whiteside and send round draft pick. so its potential for potential
    while filing needs

  • k

    Doesn’t it make more sense to trade Devin Harris? Anyone?

  • Riot! Wyatt!

    3 way trade:: T-will & random to charlotte…CP3 to charlotte….augstine and/or Eduardo to NJ…Damp and Capt.Jack to NO….throw some picks around..I’m just saying dreams happen

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  • henry

    san antonio?

  • JordanD

    He isn’t going anywhere.

  • gpaul

    Phil Jackson would absolutely love to have this guy run his point. Big, quick great defender and ball handler, if he improves his three, he could be a super athletic Ron Harper.

  • Jer Boi

    I don’t know if I can stay a fan if they trAde him….

  • Ken

    I like him better than Farmar or Outlaw.

  • T-Money

    I understand where the Nets are coming from but they will regret this decision big time. T-Will is going to be an absolute STAR in this league. I know this is going to shock people but he’s D-Wade lite, a textbook off guard who initiates the half court offense. Cleveland, for one, should be all over this kid. I see multiple all star games for him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000580635564 Bryan

    A Tmoney endorsement is the absolute kiss of death.

  • http://nicekicks.com meloman2.0

    TO the Nuggets for one Earl Smith Jr!!!

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    “Terrence Williams is the Nets’ best ticket out of power forward purgatory” Umm i thought that was Derrick Favor’s job?

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    He could certainly make it work for himself though – he’s wanted around the league and that definitely equals to getting P.A.I.D. – Just ask Shaq how that USED to feel.

  • Shem

    Are you guys serious? @ T money : Calling him a star on a D WADE LEVEL. NO. JUST STOP COMMENTING. T WILL WILL NEVER BE ON DWAYNE WADE’S LEVEL. T will can be a starter on a decent team a couple years down the road, but he will never be a star. I never say never, but never.

  • chintao

    Just a reminder: Ron Harper was SUPER-athletic before his knee surgeries.

  • gpaul

    Wow! Super-athletic, chintao? I admit he would smash on ya sometimes, but damn have you seen twill get up there, it’s ridiculous, Ron could never jump like that man cmon.

  • T-Money

    Shem: learn how to read. D-Wade lite means a poor man’s D-Wade. He plays the game like him, he’s obviously not on his level. Ugh.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    hey idiot he said D-Wade LITE ok?? get it dude? he is just saying he plays like dwade not that is going to be the next dwade and be a finals mvp or anything.. read before u react