A source close to the Nets has told theknicksblog that the team is so down on Sean Williams that it wouldn't take much to land the athletic forward.
It has been a crazy few weeks for Williams, who has fallen out of favor with Nets management. At first Williams wanted to re-sign with the Nets, but after seeing coach Lawrence Frank favor rookies Ryan Anderson and Brook Lopez, Williams has been relegated to the bench. Now he wants out.
"It wouldn't take much at all," the source told us. " They (the Nets) need help in the backcourt and wouldn't mind taking back (Mardy) Collins to rid themselves of Williams."The Knicks obviously have their own back court issues, what with the Stephon Marbury saga in full swing, but they desperately need shot-blocking and athletic help up front, and Williams fits that bill. He would be a bit of a risk what with the attitude issues, but with the Knicks liking what they've seen from Anthony Roberson, a Collins-for-Williams swap does make sense for both teams.
To give you an idea of just how far Williams has fallen out of favor, sources told TKB a few months ago the bounty would be Nate Robinson.
Collins has earned rotation minutes with Marbury being inactive, and would help the Nets' back court issues, short term.
It seems the Nets and Williams are headed for a divorce, and a reserve guard and maybe a second rounder would be all it takes to add an athletic shot-blocker up front. Williams ability to change shots, rebound and get out on the fast break would be a welcomed addition to the tandem of David Lee and Zach Randolph, in D'Antoni's system.
Seems logical that the Knicks should jump at the chance to alleviate that. Through three games the Knicks are averaging 0.3 blocks per game, dead-last in the NBA