Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Jordan Williams Traded to the Atlanta Hawks

Reports today say that Jordan Williams (2009-11) has been traded to the Atlanta Hawks from the Brooklyn (formerly New Jersey) Nets. Williams is being dealt along with four other Nets players plus draft picks in exchange for the Hawks' all-star Joe Johnson.
Williams, a 6-foot-10, 260-pound forward, played in 43 games for the Nets this past season, averaging 4.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game.

The Nets would send guards Anthony Morrow, Jordan Farmar and DeShawn Stevenson and forwards Williams and Johan Petro to the Hawks, along with a draft pick Brooklyn received from Houston. The selection only belongs to the Nets if it is not a lottery pick.
SI.com notes that the deal will not be official until the free agent signing period begins on July 11, because it includes a sign-and-trade deal for DeShawn Stevenson. Also, whether or not Jordan Williams ends up playing for the Hawks remains to be seen. His contract is expiring, so we will have to wait to see if Atlanta will re-sign him.

1 comment:

adam said...

I fond this to be really disappointing. Maybe I have no business having sympathy for him after he made such a poor decision to leave our program, but on the Scheyer dunk alone I still love him all the same.

I think he was looking forward to being a part of that revamped team. Hopefully he finds another team to give him a chance, if Atlanta just lets the contract expire.