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The struggles of the Brooklyn Nets have been well-documented this season, with the firing of Avery Johnson being the latest development. The team’s two go-to scorers, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams, have been underperforming for most of the year on the offensive end.
Deron Williams has caught plenty of criticism, particularly since Johnson’s firing. He is only shooting 40% from the field this season, and has struggled to find his shooting touch. Williams hints that it might be a result of him being worn down. Via the New York Daily News:
GM Billy King said on the radio Sunday that Williams might be burnt out from playing consecutive summers overseas (in the Turkish league and Olympics). Williams, who has been dealing with nagging injuries – including a bum ankle and wrist — essentially agreed.
“I didn’t take any time off. After last season, I never stopped working out. After the Olympics, the day I got back I worked out the next morning,” Williams said. “I thought it was the best thing to do, and now looking back, it probably would have been smarter to take some time off and get a little bit of rest, especially on my legs, and my ankles in general.
“I took a lot of pounding over the last year because even though we had a shortened season, I was over in Istanbul, so I haven’t had a break since before then. I felt like I could handle it, and at the time I thought it was the right thing to do. I didn’t want to get out of shape. I wanted to just keep going.”
Regardless of what the problem is, the Nets will need D-Will to find a solution if they are going to be serious contenders this season. And preferably sooner rather than later.
-Mark Evans, Assistant Manager/Editor of Content
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