The Los Angeles Times, in a free-agent profile series, calls Nets point guard Deron Williams a longshot to join the Los Angeles Lakers, one of the Mavericks' rivals to land the top free agent of 2012. Mark Medina of the Times writes: As far as the Lakers go, fans out here shouldn't hold their breath, since the only way to secure Williams involves a sign-and-trade. Numerous reports indicate a Williams-for-Pau Gasol deal is unlikely, and New Jersey would have to be really stupid to pull such a move. Regardless, I don't see Williams coming to the Lakers. He's more likely to stay in Brooklyn or go to Dallas, which has more cap space.
Report calls Mavs more likely landing spot than Lakers for Nets' Deron Williams
Dallas Morning News | Jun 1