Deron Williams: ‘I’m Not Helping This Team at All’

by January 02, 2012

As the Nets’ final season in New Jersey continues to swirl down the drain — they’ve lost four straight, after having won the season-opener — Deron Williams’ frustration builds. Reports the NY Daily News: “Deron Williams sat in front of his locker, visibly frustrated. Even the bucket of ice water surrounding his feet couldn’t cool the stare after a fourth straight loss. ‘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 (1-4) were pummeled by jump shots in the fourth quarter Sunday and lost to the Cavaliers, 98-82, giving fans little hope that 2012 will be any better than the last five years. Williams scored just 16 points on 6-of-16 from the field with five assists and four rebounds, as the Nets continued their streak of failing to shoot over 40 percent.”