Terrence Williams likely has played his last game with the Nets.
Posted by Al Iannazzone on 12/14 at 06:03 PM
Multiple league sources said the Nets are close to sending the backup guard to the Rockets in three-team trade that also includes the Lakers. This move could impact the Netsí pursuit of Carmelo Anthony.
The Nets will get a first-round pick from the Rockets and shooting guard Sasha Vujacic from the Lakers, who will receive Joe Smith from New Jersey. More could be involved. Since Smith was signed in the offseason and canít be traded until Dec. 15, the deal canít be completed or announced until today.
Williams was inactive for Tuesdayís game against the Sixers. Coach Avery Johnson said Williams was healthy, but was told not to come to the game. The Nets didnít want to risk him getting hurt.
Nets general manager Billy King had no comment.
The assets the Nets are acquiring could strengthen their position in the Anthony chase.
The Nuggets like Derrick Favors and the two first-round picks the Nets already have offered but want more for Anthony. The Nets could add another pick now or try to include other teams and more players to satisfy Denver.