Monday, September 27th, 2010 at 11:00 am  |  61 responses

D-Will to Al Jefferson: ‘I’m Going to Make You an All-Star’

Deron Williams made a promise to his new big man, and Al Jefferson tells the Salt Lake Tribune that he bought into it immediately: “D Williams is Batman. He’s Batman. He’s the captain. He’s the guy, you know. And I’m Robin. So I’m willing to do whatever. I’m not worried about jelling with him. I’m going to adjust to him. Whatever he needs me to do is going to be done. Because the first thing he said to me when I talked to him is, ‘I’m going to make you an All-Star.’ And when he said that to me, I believed him. He wasn’t just talking. He wasn’t just saying it because it sounded good. He really means that. And I’m not going to do nothing to mess that up. Whatever he wants me to do. I know he told me one thing, he was joking. He said I don’t really dunk a lot in the games. And so [he said], ‘If I throw you a sweet pass, you’re going to have to dunk it.’ And if he wants me to start dunking, I’ll dunk it.”

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  • westeves25

    WOW!!!! From one non-allstar to another… thats quite a statement…. D-Will will be an allstar this year I don’t know about making AL into one…. That’s a halfcourt shot….

  • RoG23

    STAT and “possibly” Melo out of the west. I could see it happening.

  • JTaylor21

    DWill made him an offer he can’t refuse.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    I had a feeling D.Will was going to bounce after Boozer left, but if this duo can make it happen then I’ll def vote for Al J.

  • 2Tones

    WTF! Al Jefferson’s interest perks up to 110% after hearing D-Will could make him an All Star. What about making it deep thru the playoffs?!?! Shouldn’t his selfish ass be more pumped about that!?!?! When KG left Minny he was focused on Rings not becoming an allstar but this mudda f…. here SMH enough said about this bum!

  • JoeMaMa

    DWill, All Star or not, makes an incredibly strong case as best PG in the league. Matter of fact, I’ll put him there right now. Ding.

  • Celtics fan

    Dwill not making the all star team..Guards: KOBE,Chris Paul,Steve Nash, and Russell Westbrook.

  • Celtics fan

    Dwill not making the all star team again..Guards: KOBE,Chris Paul,Steve Nash, and Russell Westbrook.

  • Groves

    he isn’t really any worse than CP3, but i still wouldn’t put him in my favourite point guards group, and therefore in the allstar game

  • J.C.

    Is he just subtly saying that Boozer only made the All Star Team because of him?

  • http://screwjams.tumblr.com cramzy

    if healthy and I stress IF HEALTHY, there’s is no way Deron Williams and his 20ppg & 10 ast get left off the all-star team.

  • http://screwjams.tumblr.com cramzy

    *take out the is.. lol

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    D-Will will get there. The only guards that are guaranteed a spot (barring injury) are Kobe, Nash, and CP3. Forward seems possible with STAT and Boozer out East and Melo and Randolph possibly giving up their spots.

  • JTaylor21

    CP is the BEST point in the league, hands down.

  • Josh M

    Jerry Sloan is Alfred and Okur is Catwoman

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Al Jefferson finally got teamed up with someone who’s actually BETTER than him. He’s no leader, and that’s why he didn’t do well in Minny, but he’s a great player, so if he is LED, then some really crazy stuff can happen on the Jazz.

  • http://dsfjklf.com Jukai

    I believe it. Jefferson is an underrated player. Deron is an all-time point. This, to me, seems obvious.

  • arjae828

    dwill = best point. don’t see westbrook making the all star team ahead of him. not yet anyway.

  • EJ

    It’s tough being an all star playing in Utah.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    I think nashs days as guaranteed allstar are over. He might make it, but it wont be over deron and chris

  • Clay

    Deron Williams promises Al Jefferson something he can’t even make himself? It’s not that Williams isn’t an all-star, but fan voting is pathetic. Nothing can be guaranteed with that system for all-star selection.

  • http://www.dimemag.com Royal

    D will is an all star and im pretty sure he made it last year in his home state of texas.


    IAMORANGE4EVER to D-Will: Good luck with that.

  • PapaBearATL

    Whatever it takes to motivate an individual! Don’t read to much into it. Should he welcome him by saying ‘We Suck and We’re only gonna get worse’? Any athlete that doesn’t feel like he’s the best at what he does or striving to be the best, should quit. Stop the hate!

  • Dyce

    You’re sniffing Kool-aid if you think westbrook is better than D-will.

  • http://slamonline.com nikehead23

    very possible , boozer wasn’t that great..sorry boozers’ buddy’s..

  • http://slamonline.com nikehead23

    very possible , boozer wasn’t that great..sorry boozers’ buddy’s..

  • Red

    2 words, Derrick Rose.

  • vtrobot

    d will > russell. stop with the ASG fan voting.

  • J_Paco

    Wasn’t D-Will an all-star last season and didn’t he have the best season of his career? He’ll easily make the all-star team behind CP3 barring injury. Being in a winning program and hopefully being 100% healthy will help Big Al in making the all-star. Boozer, Stoudemire and (possibly) Anthony being gone will also making things easier for the younger forwards out West.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com zee!

    D-Will to Al Jeff’s knee: “Unless you give out”…..

  • NicktheQuick

    Mo Williams and Rondo would like a word with those who think that CP3 is best point in the league.

  • SpaceJam

    Amen J_Paco. D Will was an all-star last year. He’s the 2nd best pg in the world behind CP3. But everybody hoped on his train when CP3 went down. Al Jefferson is gonna make the all-star team b/c he’ll put up 20 and 10 on a playoff team instead of one of the perennial bottom feeders. Plus Boozer and Stoudemire are gone.

  • Loaf

    excuse me? Mo williams?????????

  • http://slamonline.com JL

    mo and rondo? one guy inferior in every way and the other with major holes in his game.

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  • Drew

    D-Will is an All-Star player even without the actual title.

  • Clement

    Why do I see all these comments about D-Will not being an actual All-Star?? He was in the ASG last season, and arguably should’ve been an all-star at least two years before that. He had a career season last year, and right now, he’s arguably the top PG in the league, and the only other player who could possibly lay a claim to that title is CP3. @2Tones when KG left Minny he was already a perennial all-star…he didn’t have to worry about that. And I don’t get the hate towards Al J. The dude is already a legit all-star caliber player given the numbers he’s been putting up.

  • http://slam Kid Canada

    hey d-will how about this guy is an allstar without u

  • bashmo

    lmao Mo Williams? All that dude can do is shoot he does not have the ball handling, i.q, passing ability or defensive ability that CP3 possesses. Best PG in the game, Chris Paul

    on this note, D-Will sayin sumthin like that after being an allstar for the first time this season is a pretty big thing. Well see how this turns out.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Heck YES! The Jazz are quickly becoming one of my favorite teams. Al Jefferson and Deron Williams are going to be a great duo. Don’t sleep on Big Al.

  • anony mous

    Until you get injured, you big baby… Anyone?

  • anony mous
  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    ^ LOL, I remember that. But that doesn’t apply to Al Jeff.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jtrain73 Jono

    All-Star, All-NBA teams, votes blah blah blah…you my overweight overrated friend, are suffering my the 19 yr old Kobe syndrome (me me me me me me). At least Kobe eventually won 3 titles at his youth while LeBron was actualyl passing the ball. Rot in salt lake city fat al.

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  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    ^ This.


    D-Will to Mehmet Okur’s achilles tendon: “Stay strong.”

  • Noel

    I think he was saying that Mo Williams also thinks Rondo is the best pg in the league

  • Zabba

    DWill > Russell > Bill Russel

  • Klav

    that boozer thread was really classic.

  • Lazarus

    cant he make himself an allstar? that would be more my aim. wow at him calling himself robin…. come on man, dont just accept you are a biiiiiiiiiiiii

  • http://www.tvtropes.org Jones

    Make no mistake, Boozer ain’t an all-star, and when his production and efficiency drops off this year because he hasn’t got a PG like D-Will feeding him dunks and open jumpers, everyone will see that. No disrespect to Rose, but he still hasn’t got that rock-solid jumpshot, and he’s a SG playing the point. What’s his assist average? Four, five a game?

    With all the attention D-Will gets, Al Jefferson might well end up an all-star. Deron is one of those guys who can make even the likes of skinny center Okur and undersized Boozer all-stars.

  • rikson

    Big Al should have been an allstar already….

  • ClydeSays

    They could make a great combo. Al lags on D though, so that will be interesting to see. Sloan does not tolerate missed assignments, something Big Al tend to do… We’ll see.

  • Spades21

    Chris Paul busted up his knee. Any knee injury= death of career

  • MoMo

    “Mo Williams and Rondo would like a word with those who think that CP3 is best point in the league.”

    Mo Williams????????


    I am sorry I just fainted.

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    I think Big All will do just fine in Utah. Having Deron Williams and better players around him can only make him better really. He’ll prob go for 15 & 8 this season, something like that.

  • monkeyball

    Al Jefferson is definitely an improvement over Carlos Boozer.

  • KB8toSG8

    A few things. D-Will is better than every other PG out there except CP3, who is a bit more talented but a lot less durable. Rondo isn’t even close in the discussion. He’s a great defender, the best pickpocketer in the L :P and has the unique ability of grabbing rebounds ( for a PG, that’s unique) but doesn’t even have a good offense other than his drive. Hell, if you defender sags off you in the Finals when you’re on the perimeter, you know you suck as a shooter. Rose is nowhere close as well. And not selecting D-Will along with CP3 is a travesty to the All-Star game.

  • inigo

    what happenened to williams promise? he ran off like a coward. go lakers!