In a trade that will not be official until at least Wednesday, the Rockets have reportedly acquired athletic swingman Terrence Williams from the New Jersey Nets in a three-way deal that will send Williams to Houston, Joe Smith to the Los Angeles Lakers, and Sasha Vujacic and two first-round picks (one from Houston and one from Los Angeles) to New Jersey.
A somewhat troubled player, Terrence Williams has struggled to get out of his coach's doghouse and even was demoted to the D-League for a stretch so the Nets could send him a message. He was reportedly repeatedly tardy to team activities and had butted heads on numerous occasions with coach Avery Johnson and was thus sent to Houston.
Despite his poor reputation, the Rockets got a very nice player. With the ability to pass, score, and rebound, Williams could become a triple-double threat on many nights with the right amount of playing time.
So how will the team react to his arrival? Here are five consequences of the trade for the Rockets.