Would you take the Deron Williams trade back if you could? That’s what the crew at ESPN 700 sports radio asked DeseretNews.com Jazz beat writer Jody Genessy earlier this week.
Here’s what he had to say (full interview audio can be found here):
Just over two years have passed since the Jazz traded Deron Williams to the then-New Jersey Nets, getting Derrick Favors, Devin Harris and two first-round picks in return.
Harris is longer on the team after being traded to Atlanta last summer for swingman Marvin Williams. Favors is still with the Jazz, having played a reserve role behind Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap in the frontcourt.
Meanwhile the value of the draft picks is mostly established at this point. The first ended up being Enes Kanter, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.
The second pick, originally Golden State’s, arrives this summer and is slated to be the 21st pick in the first round (as Utah’s luck would have it, the Warriors became a playoff team this season).
As it stands today then, the Jazz’s remaining assets from trading Deron Williams are Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter, Marvin Williams and the 21st pick in this summer’s draft.
We put the question to you: two years later, would you do it differently?