Newly arriving GM, Danny Ferry, has been cleaning house for the Atlanta Hawks. Immediately after trading Joe Johnson to the Brooklyn Nets, Ferry has now traded Marvin Williams to the Utah Jazz for Devin Harris.
Harris will now compete with Jeff Teague for the starting point guard spot with the Atlanta Hawks, while Marvin Williams will seamlessly slide over into the starting small forward spot for the Utah Jazz.
Ferry is looking to take the Hawks out of playoff mediocrity and into championship contenders by clearing enough cap space for superstars that are worth the max contract. Also, it just so happens that Dwight Howard is from Atlanta, he’s very close friends with Josh Smith and the recently acquired Anthony Morrow, and Brooklyn no longer has the cap space to pay for his services. Don’t be surprised if Ferry’s plan all along was to put the Nets out of the Dwight Howard sweepstakes by trading them Joe Johnson, so that the Hawks could be in the best position to receive Howard’s services.