Deron Williams Comments on Tenure with Brooklyn Nets

December 21st, 2015 by Daniel Kramer Leave a reply »

Deron Williams was once believed to be the player who could help revitalize the Brooklyn Nets. But his time in New York proved to be the worst three-year stretch of his career, and his separation from the team ended ugly.

He’s found a happier home with the Dallas Mavericks, but he told Michael Lee of Yahoo Sports that his tenure in Brooklyn took a massive toll on his psychological well-being.

"It took a lot out of me, man, those three years,” Williams said. "Some of the hardest in my life. Made me question if I even wanted to play basketball when I was done with that contract."

Williams and the Nets parted ways when the team agreed to waive him in July, which freed up cap space and allowed him to return to his hometown in Dallas.

The move was a culmination of both parties' frustration over Williams' production. Williams was also limited by injuries, which he largely kept under wraps and played through.

As such, it translated to an unfavorable perception among the New York fans and medi ...

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