NBA: Hawks continue roster revamp, deal Marvin Williams to Jazz for Devin Harris
ESPN's Marc Stein was the first to report the trade on Twitter.
Just going online and on SportsCenter: Hawks have agreed in principle to deal Marvin Williams to Utah for Devin Harris to shed even more $
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 2, 2012
Williams averaged 10.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.8 steals last season with the Hawks. The former second overall draft pick back in 2005, ahead of players like Chris Paul, Deron Williams and Andrew Bynum, is due for $8.2 million this season, and has a player option on his contract for next season worth $7.5 million.
On the other hand, Harris normed 11.4 points, 1.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.0 steals last year as the main point guard for the Jazz. However, the team recently acquired Mo Williams in a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, making Harris expendable.
Harris is in the last year of his deal, making $8.5 million, adding another expiring contract to the list of such players acquired by Ferry in the deal with the Brooklyn Nets.
The bottom-line of all these deals for the Hawks is future flexibility. Assuming they make no more moves, the only players under contract to the team in 2013 will be Al Horford ($12 million), restricted free agents Jeff Teague ($3.4 million) and Ivan Johnson ($962,195), and 2012 first round selection John Jenkins.
Yep, Danny Ferry just made Atlanta a *potential* landing spot for both Chris Paul AND Dwight Howard in FA next season.
— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) July 2, 2012
That makes them players in the 2013 free agency period, which includes players like Ty Lawson (restricted free agent), Stephen Curry (restricted free agent), Chris Paul, Andrew Bynum, James Harden and Serge Ibaka (restricted free agents), Al Jefferson and Dwight Howard. - AMD, GMA News