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Deron Williams doesn’t think he deserves to be All-Star

Jan 15, 2013, 1:06 PM EDT

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Just a couple years ago Deron Williams was an All-Star automatic — if the fans didn’t vote him in, the coaches would. And should have. In 2010 he averaged 18.7 points and 10.5 assists per game with a PER of 20.6. He got mentioned next to Chris Paul in the “best point guard in the game” conversations.

Now… not so much. This season he is averaging 16.8 points and 7.7 assists a game, is shooting just 40.9 percent (32.8 percent from three) and has a PER 18.3. He’s still good, but is he an All-Star?

Even D-Will himself said no. From ESPN:

“I just think there’s people playing better than me,” he said Tuesday.

He’s right. And most year’s there wouldn’t be a question he’d sit it out, but this year is not deep with amazing guards in the East and Williams could still find himself voted in by the coaches.

When the All-Star starters are announced Thursday, Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade will get the guard spots in the East (they had a pretty healthy lead heading into the final week of voting).

After that what other guards go in? To me Kyrie Irving is a lock. After that you have a mix of guys like Jrue Holiday, Monta Ellis, J.R. Smith and D-Will who you could argue deserve a spot. It wouldn’t be shocking to see the coaches go with Williams out of that pack (I’d go Holiday, personally).

D-Will is right, other guys have played better this year. That often has little to do with All-Star selections.

  1. losangeleschargers17 - Jan 15, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Deron Williams play has digressed for every pound he has gained, he can be a beast if he drops like 10 or 15 pounds

  2. andyhr17 - Jan 15, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    I agree with Deron,

  3. misterdreamer119 - Jan 15, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Yeah vote in chalmers.

  4. flyrocket31 - Jan 15, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    thats why your name is Mr. Dreamer^

  5. sasquash20 - Jan 15, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    I say J.Holliday. Yeah he is only 22/23 and probably will make future AS games. Smith is having his best season in my opinion, but teams don’t plan to stop him. He isn’t the focal point of the Knicks offense. Holiday is clearly the focal point teams try and stop on the Sixers. Ellis is showing he is more then just a scorer this season. All 3 guys have the numbers to be considered AS

  6. progress2011 - Jan 15, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    I AGREE 100

  7. jssgriffi - Jan 15, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Me neither

  8. money2long - Jan 15, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    does rondo even want to play with wade ? or lebron ??

    • nycalldayz - Jan 15, 2013 at 6:24 PM

      That will be the strangest starting 5 we’ll ever see. Rondo and Wade don’t like each other. Garnett and Melo don’t like each other. And Lebron is stuck in the middle. LOL

      • money2long - Jan 15, 2013 at 6:55 PM

        i know he won’t be a starter , but i’m pretty sure lebron and pierce have beef too. lol
        the eastern stars are just one big happy family.

      • badintent - Jan 15, 2013 at 11:57 PM

        Sounds like a new TV show”Basketball Stars without their wifes or hoes” or Boys night out

  9. sportsnut101 - Jan 15, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    dont worry deron u wont make it anyway u played like crap this first half

    evans n andre blatch have played better then u

    no net player should make it

  10. southsidegroovin281 - Jan 15, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    In Other News today…The grass is Green!! Who knew?? Now to weather

  11. badintent - Jan 15, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    Nets win again, rock the Raps. Battle of the East Beasts ! Williams playing much better. He’s now on the Melo Diet. PJ gets a new contract if this keeps up.Unless the Nets “choke “

  12. macjacmccoy - Jan 17, 2013 at 7:10 AM

    Using the criteria you used when comparing Deron Williams’ 2010 All-Star Season to this season, I determined who I think is the most deserving of an All Star appearance this year out of the players you named. In order from most deserving to least….

    Wade- FG% .504 AST 4.4 PTS 19.9 Per 22.8
    Irving- FG% .463 AST 5.6 PTS 23.3 PER 21.9
    Holiday – FG% .458 AST 8.8 PTS 19.0 PER 19.1
    Rondo – FG% .492 AST 11.2 PTS 13.0 PER 18.5
    Williams- FG% .406 AST 7.7 PTS 16.8 PER 18.1
    Ellis – FG% .398 AST 5.4 PTS 18.8 PER 15.5
    Smith – FG% .407 AST 3.0 PTS 16.8 PER 16.1

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