The Many Excuses of Deron Williams

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The Many Excuses of Deron Williams
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According to Roderick Boone of Newsday, Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams has hit his boiling point. The source of his frustration is not the recent happenings with Avery Johnson, but instead his individual struggles.

It's yet another episode in which D-Will fails to understand what is holding him back.

In a recent interview, Boone outlines the comments Williams made about his shortcomings. D-Will states that he's never before played this poorly for such an extended period of time.

It appears as if it's starting to get into his head:

I'm definitely frustrated with how I'm playing and disappointed with how I'm playing. I've had stretches [before] where one or two games, I had off-games. Never like this. I've never been consistently playing this bad. ...

I don't think I'm playing like [an elite point guard]; I think I can be. I've just got to figure this thing out, try not to panic, hopefully try not to talk about it too much. But it's kind of hard because it's a big problem right now.

Williams is right. He's never played this poorly.

D-Will is shooting a career-worst 39.9 percent from the floor and just 31.1 percent from beyond the arc. He's also averaging just 7.7 assists per game—his lowest mark since his rookie season in 2006.

So what is holding this elite point guard back? He's yet to figure that out.

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