After this season, Deron Williams and Dwight Howard will be free agents, and Williams says he'd like to team with Howard. Williams noted the impact Howard’s acquisition would have on his decision on whether to remain with the Nets.

“That would be enough to convince me,” Williams said.

Williams and Howard have talked about someday being teammates, Williams said.

“We’ve had some conversations,” Williams told reporters. “He knows I want to play with him. I don’t think there is a player in the N.B.A. that doesn’t want to play with Dwight Howard. I’m sure he would love to play with me as well.”