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Deron Williams has consistently been an all-star throughout his career. So after managing to put up averages of just 16.7 ppg, and 7.6 assists so far this season, Williams missed his first all-star game in years. As questions about his weight and injuries continue to float around someone finally decided to come to the defense of Williams. His coach.
Per ESPN, PJ Carlesimo made it clear that he is confused as to where all this criticism is coming from.
“Everybody else has problems with Deron, I don’t have any problems with Deron Williams,” Carlesimo said. ”I love Deron Williams and he’s a great player. I’m a little bit befuddled at everything that’s being made. He’s a pretty good player. I don’t have the problem with him that everybody else has or seems to have. I don’t know what everyone else is looking at.”
“He runs our team. He scores points. He gets assists. He draws double teams. He makes the other players better. He’s a way above-average defensive point guard,” Carlesimo said. “I’ve had a lot of teams that didn’t have a point guard nearly as good as Deron Williams. Again you can look at numbers and make numbers say whatever they want. I don’t know what the stats are. We’ve had more wins than this franchise has had in a bunch of years at the All-Star break. We’re playing in a new building and with new teammates. I don’t know how many games we won last year for the whole year.
“I think from the outside world, people will say things are OK in Brooklyn, and Deron has a lot to do with that. Deron’s basically been the single most important factor in transforming the franchise, so honestly I don’t understand it.”
I honestly can’t be mad at a coach defending his player, as the D-Will criticism has been extremely high this season. Especially after Avery Johnson was fired.
But with the way Williams has played, there has been a noticeable drop off this year. But if the Nets continue to win games, the critiques will subside.
But for Williams to reclaim his spot among the best point guards in the league, he needs to increase his productivity.
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Nets’ head coach P.J. Carlesimo described Deron Williams’ ankles as “not good at all” in an interview with ESPN radio on Thursday. The point guard will receive cortisone shots in both ankles Thursday.
According to ESPN:
Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams told reporters in Milwaukee that he’ll receive cortisone shots in both his ankles Thursday.
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Deron Williams scored 23 points and the Nets escaped with a 97-94 victory on Wednesday night after Milwaukee's Monta Ellis missed a chance to tie the game with three foul shots in the final seconds.
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— Nets PR Dept. (@Nets_PR) February 20, 2013
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When Deron Williams initially left Utah to sign his $98 million contract the fans of New York thought that they were getting the Deron Williams back in Utah. His struggles were attributed to pretty much whatever excuse he gave the media. First it was the Avery’s system, then it was the lockout and now the most valid reason of all is his injury-stricken body that...
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Tonight, the NBA team that you have to feel sorry for is the Milwaukee Bucks as they fell to the Brooklyn Nets because of Nets guard Joe Johnson.The Bucks held a three-point lead with 6.7 seconds left in regulation and Brooklyn looked for Joe to the tie the score and guess what...he did:The score was knotted at 111 in overtime and the Nets gave Johnson the ball again to win the game...
After missing the Nets' two games right before the All-Star break (wins over the Nuggets and Pacers) with ankle inflammation, Deron Williams is expected to return tonight vs the Bucks
When: 7:30 PM: Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
Where: Barclays Center; Brooklyn, NY
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The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets have discussed a trade for Celtics star Paul Pierce, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Nets’ offer centered on forward Kris Humphries, guard MarShon Brooks and a first-round draft pick, but the Celtics want a more substantial package to consider moving Pierce, league sources said. “The Celtics still highly value Pierce...
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