Uh-Oh Atlantic: Nets Trade for Deron Williams

So yesterday the Knicks traded for Carmelo Anthony. Okay. I can deal with that.

But today, the Nets went all ambitious and traded Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, and two first rounders for Deron Williams. 3 million bones were also exchanged in the deal. Additionally, Troy Murphy goes to Golden State for Dan Gadzuric and the effervescently misspelled Brandan Wright.

If I'm Ed Stefanski and Rod Thorn (which I am), I'm feeling pretty left out. Don't be surprised if they get their Ed Wade on and make a deal just to feel like they're a part of things. This makes the Atlantic Division insanely scary, especially when you consider the Raptors' young guys. Check it.

Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, Amare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, DeMar DeRozan, Ed Davis, Andrea Bargnani, Deron Williams, Brook Lopez. Only Pierce has been there for more than four years. Talk about a quick change.

Do you think this puts the Sixers in a position where they have to make a move? We'll see. Props to Prokhorov for making things happen, but I think losing Favors will hurt them for a while. It's nice to have him out of the division at least. The Nets still have no shot at making the playoffs this year, but if Deron stays for a while, things could get frightening.

Trades! Can somebody please get a brother a first round pick?

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