Jason Kidd Defends Deron Williams Play

Jason Kidd is one of Deron Williams’ best friends and we all know that as they stated it numerous times during the offseason. Kidd gave some advice to Nets fans and all the people who are looking at Avery Johnson as the person to blame for Deron’s poor play and rocky month of December.

What did Jason have to say about coach Johnson and his friend Deron?

Stefan Bondy NY DailyNews

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Jason Kidd and Deron Williams have a lot in common, starting with a friendship, an agent, a basketball position and summer homes in the Hamptons.

They’ve also both played under Avery Johnson, and it seems they’ve shared a discomfort with the coach’s system.  

But Kidd, who clashed with Johnson during their short tenure together in Dallas, said Williams’ struggles this season aren’t about play-calling.

“I don’t think it has anything to do with the coach,” Kidd said Thursday. “I think it’s just a matter of getting comfortable making shots. Also, he has new teammates. He’s got to get used to a new crew. It’s always a growing period.

“He’s a grownup. He’ll figure it out. All things don’t go well right away sometimes. He’s just going through a struggle shooting the ball, but he’s one of the best at what he does, so he’ll work through it.”