Friday, December 21st, 2012 at 9:20 am  |  9 responses

Jason Kidd Blames Deron Williams’ Shooting Not Avery Johnson

Deron Williams is going through a terrible and prolonged slump, which has led to some finger-pointing and increased tension in Brooklyn. With most of the scorn now being directed D-Will’s way, New York Knicks point guard Jason Kidd says the major issue is Williams not making shots, and that coaching isn’t to blame. Per the NY Daily News: “Jason Kidd and Deron Williams have a lot in common, starting with a friendship, an agent, a basketball position and summer homes in the Hamptons. They’ve also both played under Avery Johnson, and it seems they’ve shared a discomfort with the coach’s system. But Kidd, who clashed with Johnson during their short tenure together in Dallas, said Williams’ struggles this season aren’t about play-calling. ‘I don’t think it has anything to do with the coach,’ Kidd said. ‘I think it’s just a matter of getting comfortable making shots. Also, he has new teammates. He’s got to get used to a new crew. It’s always a growing period. He’s a grownup. He’ll figure it out. All things don’t go well right away sometimes. He’s just going through a struggle shooting the ball, but he’s one of the best at what he does, so he’ll work through it.’”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    props to kidd for re-juvenating his game and becoming a deadly spot up 3point shooter, imagine him criticizing someone’s jumpshot back on his nets’ days

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    vets be str8 shooters

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    And that’s the truth.

  • russian guy

    And maintaining a proficient defensive game and energy,alot of aging superstars lack.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shooting.guard.319 Shooting Guard

    D-will is starting to remind me of mike bibby, every time he pulls up i go noooooooo!

  • shockexchange

    And when DWill suggested his struggles were due to Avery’s system, rather than his shooting slump, he was definitely throwing shade at Avery … a total cop out.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    ofcourse it’s not Avery Johnson’s fault Deron Williams can’t hit a jumper. How could it possible be his fault?

  • robb

    Like they say, losers make excuses, winners find a way.

  • JL

    old point guards are few and far between. Who we got now, Kidd, Fisher (more of a bit player altho he started for Mavs), and I think Andre Miller will play a very long time. Impressive especially being the quickest position on the court.