With Avery Johnson fired, it is clear as day: Deron Williams’ career is at a crossroads.
Mikhail Prokhorov bought the Nets to bring stars to Brooklyn. Billy King responded: he got Deron Williams, a man who led 51, 54, 48, and 53 games per year over four years. Prokhorov had his star. Or does he? Deron is shooting under 40% and under 30% from 3 on a 3-10 team in December. This comes with a roster Deron handpicked: from his star backcourt mate in Joe Johnson to his bench full of guys sharing his agent, Jeff Schwartz.
So, what’s wrong with Deron Williams? Let’s take a look.