Deron Williams Dunks for the First Time This Season (VIDEO)

Using a stutter-step, crossover move, Deron Williams blew by Wayne Ellington and swooped in for his first dunk of the season. DWill, you might recall, couldn’t play above the rim due to injuries early on in the campaign. His legs are back. Per the NY Daily News: “Deron Williams crossed up his opponent deftly and quickly, completing a first for him during this roller-coaster season: a slam dunk. Yes, the Cleveland defense expertly played the role of Swiss Cheese all Wednesday night. And yes, the play represented only two points and a rather bland one-handed conversion in a 113-95 laugher over the hapless Cavaliers, giving the Nets a franchise-record 21 road wins this season. But it was a significant step for a player who is so rejuvenated that he not only dunked for the first time as a Brooklyn Net, he also revealed he won’t need those expected cortisone shots to prepare for the playoffs. […] ‘I really didn’t plan (the dunk),’ said Williams, playing it cool after admitting earlier this season he didn’t have enough lift to jam because of his inflamed ankles. ‘It’s something that happened.'”