Deron Williams has had a tough 16 games this year and is playing through a plethora of injuries right now but he won’t use them as am excuse for his poor play.
Poor play for Williams is still above average and All-star quality for most and anyone who watches him play knows he runs the Brooklyn Nets and even with his poor shooting he is leading in many ways that help the team win.
One thing you love about superstars is that they are never satisfied with how they are playing and Williams is one of those superstars.
What makes Williams so mad about his play so far?
Williams at times has been hesitant to let it loose, passing up open jumpers because he’s not seeing the ball sail through the hoop enough.
As the Nets collected 11 victories, getting off to the best start in franchise history through 15 games, Williams has been somewhat able to stomach those poor shooting nights, given that he’s averaging 8.9 assists and getting the ball to his teammates. But it’s been wearing on him.
“I feel like I’m letting my team down,” he said. “I feel like I’m not doing enough to help us win. So when we are winning, I’m happy we won, but I still feel like crap that I played bad, and when I lose, it sits with me for a couple of days.”
“I don’t want to shoot 38 percent from the field no matter what. Win or lose, I want to be able to do more for my team. I’m not used to shooting the ball like this. I’m not used to not being aggressive like this.”
Opposing teams aren’t letting Williams establish much of a pick-and-roll, which is a situation in which he flourishes. He has yet to find his shots consistently within the Nets’ offense.
“We are still trying to figure this thing out,” Joe Johnson said, “how we can get him going, how we can get him in a rhythm. We just have to learn on the fly, honestly. I know he wants to get going and we want to try to get him going so he can lead us in the right direction.”