Lakers are Interested in Deron Williams?
It is widely assumed around the NBA that (Deron) Williams is ticketed to his hometown Dallas Mavericks as a free agent this summer if the Nets can’t persuade him to stay.
But lurking in the background — as will be the case for as long as Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol are still on the roster and still healthy enough to trade — are the Los Angeles Lakers.
While the Lakers had extended conversations with Orlando about Dwight Howard last month, it is lost on no one that when they actually pulled the trigger on a blockbuster deal, it was for a point guard — Chris Paul — not Howard.
With that deal long since scuttled by the NBA, would the Lakers ever make a play for Williams?
Judging by the reaction that Williams admits to getting as he’s walked around Los Angeles the last couple of days, Lakers fans certainly hope so.
“I’ve had that since I was in Utah, Laker fans wanting me to come here,” Williams said Monday. “It’s definitely flattering. I’ll address all that when the time is right.”