Deron Williams is definitely full of surprises. Ninety percent of the time, D-Will makes the simple play: The layup instead of the dunk or the bounce pass instead of the behind-the-back. But every now and then, D-Will let his hair down (especially if it’s against a team like the Nets) and do some And1-mixtape-worthy-type stuff on the court. Up 29 points in the third quarter against New Jersey on Saturday night, Williams dropped this ridiculous fake behind-the-back, then wrap around pass to Carlos Boozer for the easy lay in.
The Jazz’s win over the Nets marked the team’s sixth win in seven games. The Jazz are now 25-18 and are in the sixth spot in the West. Earlier this month, Utah had fallen out of the playoff picture because of their inconsistent play and poor road record (8-12). Part of the reason for their recent success has been the play of Andrei Kirilenko. Ever since AK-47 was inserted into the starting lineup on Jan. 11, the Jazz have gone 5-1. Kirilenko, whose name has been appearing in trade rumors, has shot 60 percent from the field in his past five contests.
With Kirilenko, Boozer and Ronnie Brewer’s names being mentioned in trade talks recently, begs the question:
Is a trade necessary for the Jazz this season? Should they just play with the lineup they already have?