Williams not caught up in Howard trade talk

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Deron Williams and Dwight Howard talked about being NBA teammates four years ago during the Olympics. Now Williams knows there's speculation that it could happen soon.

He's aware of reports that Orlando and Brooklyn and trying to arrange a trade — possibly involving two other teams — but he's not paying too much attention to that.

Williams says of Howard: "I think we'll have a good team without him, I think we'd have an even better team with him."

Howard has asked the Magic to trade him, with the Nets his preferred destination. That goes all the way back to last offseason, and Williams knows it's difficult not only for Howard, but for teammate Brook Lopez, whose name has been linked to all the trade talk.

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