Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 1/2/13
On Tuesday, following his poor performance against the San Antonio Spurs the night before, Deron Williams was still down on himself about how the Brooklyn Nets $100 million star was playing this season. Tonight, Williams gets a chance to face one of the NBA's elite point guards in Thunder star Russell Westbrook but takes an inferiority complex onto the court at Chesapeake Energy Arena with him. The word elite gets thrown around a lot in sports these days and Williams knows his play doesn't warrant that description so far this season. "I don't think I'm playing like [an elite point guard]," Williams told The New York Post before practice Tuesday. "I think I can be. But I've just got to figure this thing out." Williams was being honest about himself but it's hard to argue with his own assessment of his season — especially when he is compared with Westbrook. In 30 games, Williams is averaging 16.3 points and 7.5 assists while shooting a paltry 39.9 from the field and 30.0 from...
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