Deron Williams hasn't been all that good for the Brooklyn Nets so far this season. Due to several minor injuries, fatigue, and Avery Johnson's offensive scheme, D-Will has only managed to average 16.8 points, 7.7 assists, and 3.2 rebounds this year. He's also shooting just 40.9 percent from the field. Bottom line: Williams hasn't played like a superstar like the Nets need him to.
But, Williams has been refreshingly honest this season. He's admitted when he's come up short on the court. He's talked openly about playing too much basketball last summer and wearing himself out. And, earlier today, he admitted that he doesn't think he deserves to be named an NBA All-Star later this week.
"I just think there's people playing better than me," he said.
D-Will's opinion probably won't matter as, with Derrick Rose sidelined for the entire season so far, the Eastern Conference doesn't have a whole lot of point guards in contention for All-Star spots. So, despite his struggles, he's probably still going to be named an All-Star. But, if you're a Nets fan, at least you know that Williams is going to push himself to play better during the second half of the 2012-13 NBA season.
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