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Chris Paul is no fan of the Deron Williams trade

Feb 23, 2011, 2:04 PM EST

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There was a lot of shock going around the league when news broke that the Jazz had traded Deron Williams to the New Jersey Nets. Fans, media and players were shocked — and that includes Deron Williams himself.

Chris Paul was no fan of the deal, he wrote this on twitter:

Utah traded DWill?? #EpicFail #notagoodlook #trippin #cmonson

A lot of Jazz fans felt that way, but CP3? You’d think he’d love this deal. If the Nets can convince D-Will to sign an extension, that’s just less potential hurdle between him and the New York Knicks. This could make the Paul’s life less complicated.

At the very least, it moves Williams out of the West so Paul doesn’t have to face him quite so often.

  1. leearmon - Feb 23, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    still no post on Deron Williams’ defense yet Kurt? interesting….

  2. dolphinphan - Feb 23, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    is it time to turn on the heat on CP3, knicks 2012, or are we going to wait 2 more days?

    I think Lebron can opt out in 2016, is he going to the knicks?

    • hnirobert3 - Feb 23, 2011 at 2:27 PM

      in 2016, miami’s big three will go to NY, phil jackson will be the coach and ewing is going to be their 12th man to get that ring and he will lead the league in charges taken. it’s the mecca bro! the garden!

  3. paintan8 - Feb 23, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Pfffffffff…………Utah got way better of the deal. 2 good players and 2 guaranteed lottery picks for a guy who will opt out of his contract or die in obscurity playing for the worst franchise in the NBA.

    • bighurc89 - Feb 23, 2011 at 4:17 PM

      100% agreed. CP3 better watch out because it’s probably what New Orleans is now looking at around draft time. These teams that drafted the players are now seeing what Cleveland got — nothing and what Denver & Utah got — Picks and potentially really good players that will help contend. What else can they do? You either get nothing like Cleveland or you salvage what you can like Utah. Very smart if you ask me.

  4. goforthanddie - Feb 23, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    Is he incapable of forming an intelligent sentence? Is that representative of a normal twitter post? If so, God help us all.

    • sickcuz - Feb 23, 2011 at 5:37 PM

      Is he INCAPABLE of forming an intelligent sentence?

      Kettle’s still black.

  5. bigtrav425 - Feb 23, 2011 at 3:02 PM

    Why the hell is he upset at the trade? Unless he wanted to be the one to go to Brooklyn and start that team/city up the right way

  6. habibthomas - Feb 23, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    I see alot of you are taking Pauls tweet the wrong way. He’s not upset at Williams or the trade, I believe, like most basketball fans you scratch your head at why Utah would willingly trade their All Star point guard for basically nothing. If any of you have been following situation then you would know this all started when Utah traded away Carlos Boozer, which also made no sense. This trade makes no sense for Utah. Its makes sense for Williams though. I think, like myself, Paul called out how dumb the trade is….why would he be upset? Are you upset?

    • stinkfingers - Feb 23, 2011 at 3:39 PM

      Cmon man… This deal makes PLENTY of sense for the Jazz. Chances are, Williams was going to opt out after next season anyway and leave.. So the Jazz get 2 guys that were recently taken in the lottery, and 2 (probable) future lottery picks to give him up a year and a half sooner? Smart move.

      This deal made a hell of alot more sense for Utah than the Carmelo deal did for Denver.

      • habibthomas - Feb 23, 2011 at 4:12 PM

        The only reason he would have opted out was because of the team letting go of Boozer and not really making a great effort to build around Williams. So I guess if you looke at it that way then yes it was a good move…..but what’s the point of having first round picks and getting good players from those picks if in a couple years you are going to trade these players anyway?

    • goforthanddie - Feb 23, 2011 at 7:15 PM

      Basically nothing? A starting PG, last draft’s no. 3 pick, and 2 first-round picks that may well be lottery-type. Hardly nothing. And they eliminated the retardation that would’ve occurred once he announced he was leaving.

  7. stinkfingers - Feb 23, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Who cares what Chris Paul thinks?

  8. progress2011 - Feb 24, 2011 at 1:41 AM

    Essentially the Utah franchise told all the season ticket holders ” SCREW YOU ” !

    Unless you are a Mormon, there is absolutely no other reason to even travel thru Utah. So, fans that have spent real, hard-earned money on tickets to see this team, now have worthless paper.

    No power forward ( Boozer ), no Coach ( Sloan ) and no player to give you a fighting chance at winning ( Williams ).

    The Mormon churches will be full again!! Tithes and offerings will possibly go up, since fans will have more money.

    Utah wont make the playoffs for many years to come.

  9. MTArider - Feb 24, 2011 at 2:39 AM

    CP3 doesn’t like this because he doesn’t want to be a victim of a similar trade to a horrible team.

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