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18.6 PTS 10.9 AST 1.3 STL
In his 12 game stint with the Nets last season, Deron Williams put up some unusual numbers. Williams managed only 15.6 points per contest, but recorded an astounding 12.6 assists.
While some of his shooting woes were undoubtedly due to his injured wrist, defenses also paid more attention to Williams due to his lack of offensive support.
With the current Nets roster, there is no reason why defenses should be applying any less pressure. While the All-Star point guard may see a sustained dip in scoring, no defense can control his uncanny ability to create on offense.
Between Brook Lopez, sharpshooter Anthony Morrow, and college scoring phenom MarShon Brooks, Williams should have plenty of opportunities to increase his assist rate.