Deron Williams: I Shouldn’t Be an All-Star in 2013

January 15th, 2013 by Jesse Dorsey Leave a reply »
As the Brooklyn Nets have started to turn around since the firing of Avery Johnson, Deron Williams seems to be realizing that he's having a down season, and shouldn't be included in the All-Star Game.

Williams has been confident in his abilities throughout his career, but he's very realistic this season, and he doesn't think he's been good enough to make it to the All-Star Game (via ESPN):

I just think there's people playing better than me.

Nets head coach, and Johnson replacement, P.J. Carlesimo seems to think that Williams has been good enough this year, probably to avoid another Latrell Sprewell incident.

I consider Deron an All-Star. ... I think he’s playing very well.

Well, if Carlesimo is basing Williams' campaign on his time as the head coach, then he's dead-on. Williams is averaging 17.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 1.4 steals while shooting 45 percent from the field and 45 percent from the three-point line, all while the team has won eight of nine games.

Even those numbers seem to be a bit down for what he's done when he was at the peak of his career.

For the season, Wil ...

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