Williams was drafted by the Jazz in 2005 with the third overall pick and made two all-star teams during his tenure with Utah from 2005-2011.
There are a lot of National Basketball Association rumors about guards changing hands before the February 23 deadline, but Deron Williams traded to the Utah Jazz could certainly steal headlines.
He now sits fourth on the team's all-time assist leaders list with 4,003, and also features in the top 10 for points, minutes played, three-pointers made, offensive rating and win shares for the team. MacMahon reported Dallas plans on looking at more point guards on 10-day deals while J.J.
In 40 games for the Dallas Mavericks this season, Deron Williams has averaged 29.3 minutes, 13.1 points, 6.9 assists, and 2.6 rebounds per game.
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The 32-year-old Williams was once thought of to be one of the top point guards in the league and still has plenty left in the tank. However, the five-time All-Star's seen just one of those appearances come during a season in which he didn't play in Salt Lake City. However, the Nets were unable to have any real success, making the playoffs three times and only making it past the first round once. At 22-34 on the season, this makes ideal sense.
With Cousins in tow, the Pelicans worked with Jones' representatives to find a more favorable situation, but no trade materialized ahead of Thursday's 3 p.m. ET deadline.
For the Jazz, they would acquire an offensive-minded guard to back up current starter George Hill. Williams would give them a veteran guard who can run the offense.
Shelvin Mack is also staying around. Among qualifiers, Williams ranks 10th in the National Basketball Association in assists per game.