Deron Williams made some news a few days ago when he told ESPN New York that he didn’t think he was an All-Star and that other point guards in the conference were playing better than him. As true as that may be, should the Nets recent hot streak and Williams improved play make a difference?
We tend to think so, how about you?
[Deron Williams] doesn’t think he has done enough this season to merit a fourth selection.
“I just think there’s people playing better than me,” he said Tuesday.
Interim coach P.J. Carlesimo disagreed.
“I consider Deron an All-Star. … I think he’s playing very well,” Carlesimo said.
Over the past 10 games, the Nets are 9-1 and have won seven games in a row. The Nets will look to make it eight in a row tonight in Atlanta and after struggling earlier this season, Williams has seemed to turn things around.
Over the course of the seven game winning streak, Williams is averaging 19.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 8.1 assists. More importantly, though, he’s seem to rediscover his shooting touch. Over the seven games, he’s made 46 percent of his field goals, including 44 percent from beyond the arc.
Though the Nets haven’t played the toughest of competition, with his team currently trailing the Knicks by just 1.5 games in the Atlantic division, Williams has a shot of being named to his fourth straight All-Star team, we’d think.