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Deron Williams “frustrated” with losing in New Jersey

Jan 2, 2012, 12:28 PM EDT

Deron Williams, Dwight Howard AP

Things are ugly in New Jersey — and they could get a lot worse.

The Nets fell to 1-4 Sunday after getting handled by the Cavaliers on Sunday. They are not a good team. The only thing that would make it worse is if they lost Deron Williams to free agency this summer… so maybe Nets fans should not read the quotes from Williams in the New York Daily News.

“Definitely frustrated. Frustrated with how I’m playing. I’m not helping this team at all. Hoping this gets turned around and we get some wins,” he said, adding, “it’s our fourth in a row. It just keeps building up. I’m playing bad.”

The Nets are inconsistent. They don’t shoot well (38.8 percent on the season, second worst in the NBA). Their defense isn’t much better. They miss Brook Lopez. They turn the ball over on 16.5 percent of their possessions third highest percentage in the league. We could go on and on, but you get the idea.

The dream is Dwight Howard in the lineup and Brooklyn next year. But the reality of right now is ugly and it makes the chances of that dream coming true seem longer every day.

  1. themanchine - Jan 2, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Could a 3way with Sac & Orlando be in the works?

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=7glv7lh

    Obviously more would need to be added (picks picks picks), but the framework is def there.

    • bparmalee - Jan 2, 2012 at 12:52 PM

      The Magic would not ever consider that trade. You cant trade Howard for Cousins no matter how many picks you get back. The Nets are more than likely going to have to move D.Will because Orlando wants to hold onto Howard for the first 44 games of this season. So expect the D.Will to LA rumors to get fired up here shortly and then the Howard to LA shortly after that. It sucks for the Nets because they gave up a lot for him.

  2. diablito0402 - Jan 2, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    If hes sick of loosing, then do something about it superstar, score 35 a night and drop 10 dimes….

  3. edavidberg - Jan 2, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    That team is just awful, there are only a few legit pros on the whole team.

  4. Gordon - Jan 2, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    I don’t understand why Howard wants to go there. Does he really believe him, Williams & a bunch of scrubs is better than the Magic?

  5. satanfromhell - Jan 2, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Thank you Utah brass for not subjecting us to this. I’ll take a crappy season with a team that wants to play over a first round playoff team that is surrounded by D-Will talk. Loved him while he was here, but it appears as though it was all a farce. He will be in Dallas next year

  6. maltdawg - Jan 2, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Howard for Cousins, Ohker and Jordan Farmar…..why not throw in Greg Ostertag? Heck while we’re at it throw it a lifetime subscription to the magazine of Orlando’s choice….We already have Jordan Farmar his name is Chris Duhon….we already have Demarcus Cousins his name is Glen Davis. So realistically we are talking Dwight Howard for Dolph Lundgren and some of the other stiffs that Rocky fought in the early 80’s…..No thanks!! I have grown so tired of hearing about Dwight leaving that i have actually persuaded myself to say goodbye, but not for anything that Sacramento or New Jersey has SORRY!!!

  7. leearmon - Jan 2, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    I dont’t know if its an injury or what, but since Deron left Utah his numbers have been awful. Maybe the Jazz brass knew something we didn’t ..

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/w/willide01.html

    His TS%, eFG% have absolutely plummeted, while his usage and turnovers have soared. I don’t blame him completely for the drop in assist percentage, but its funny just a few years ago people thought Deron and CP3 were on the same level, and although Paul’s numbers were great even with players like Marco Belinelli and Willie Green starting, Deron with a less than great starting cast, looks like a marginal to poor NBA player.

    • Kurt Helin - Jan 3, 2012 at 6:01 PM

      A point guard’s numbers will drop when the talent around him drops.

  8. mgscott - Jan 2, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    Watch out for them Cavs

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