Deron Williams’ Scoring Outburst Sends Strong Message to Dwight Howard

March 5th, 2012 by Eric Ball Leave a reply »
What makes a man that averages 22.6 points a game go off for 57?

Sending a message down to the Sunshine State.

It wasn’t by accident that Deron Williams choose an early March game against the worst team in the league to have the greatest single game of the 2011-12 season.

With the March 15th trade deadline inching closer, the Orlando Magic have to make a decision on Dwight Howard. He has listed the Nets as one of his preferred destinations, but it’s hard to entice him when you are seven games out of the eighth-place spot in the Eastern Conference. The Dallas Mavericks and L.A. Lakers, the two other teams on Howard’s wish list, are both high-profile teams that are winning consistently.

Williams had to do something in order to remind Howard that the Nets are a great choice because of the point guard play. Derek Fisher and Jason Kidd certainly don’t impress Howard, a guy who needs a All-Star point guard to get the ball in his most comfortable spots.

No offense to Jameer Nelson, but Howard has never played with a playmaking guard quite like Williams. Sunday was a subliminal reminder that Will ...

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