It was reported today that the Atlanta Hawks have traded forward Marvin Williams to the Utah Jazz in exchange for guard Devin Harris.  After being named Wisconsin's "Mr. Basketball" in 2011, Harris played three years of college basketball for the University of Wisconsin Badgers, averaging 14.8 points per game, 3.1 assists per game, and 4.1 rebounds per game over his college career.  Harris was selected fifth overall in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards.  Harris was an All-Star in 2009 with the Nets.  He averaged 11.3 points per game and 5.0 assists per game last season with the Jazz.  I think this was a great trade by the Hawks.  Marvin Williams was drafted second overall in the 2006 NBA Draft over All-Star point guards Deron Williams and Chris Paul.  Now, to be able to acquire an All-Star point guard (even if not AS high-caliber was D-Will or CP3) in exhange for Williams is pretty impressive.  The Hawks needed another point guard to help Jeff Teague, who was backed-up by Jannero Pargo last season.  No disrespect to Pargo, but he isn't fit to be a second-string point guard on a top team in the East.  Bringing in Harris, regardless of whether he or Teague starts, should give the Hawks a lot more depth in the backcourt, and allow Kirk Hinrich to keep playing the two-guard (his more natural position).  The Hawks shouldn't be at a disadvantage now forward with the subtraction of Williams, as both Josh Smith and newly-acquired DeShawn Stevenson are both very capable of playing the three.  I want to thank Williams for his six years in Atlanta.  I also look forward to Harris being on the Hawks, and I wish him luck in his future in Atlanta.
Devin Harris driving with Utah