6. Deron Williams, Nets

Stats: 22 PPG 8.1 APG 3.5 RPG 1.2 SPG
Salary: $16,359,805
Yes the Nets have only 12 wins, but Deron is the only reason for hope they have at all. At all. He's been making statements since he was accused of starting the Linsanity craze, and by statements we mean dropping 38 on the Knicks and hitting the Bobcats up for 57. There's no question he's a top 5 point guard (his numbers prove it), but there's an argument to be made that no other player means as much to his current team as D-Will does. Could he convince another star to come play in Brooklyn with him now that Howard has doubled down on Orlando? Would Williams just say, "Fuck it, I want free egg creams and cheesecake for the rest of my life" and lead the Nets into Brooklyn? Our best guesses are "No" and "No," but if he manages to pull of either, he might get his own verse in this song.