The NBA and Nets announced today that Nets point guard Deron Williams was elected to the Eastern Conference All-Star team as a reserve. Deron’s the second Nets player invited to All-Star weekend festivities after yesterday’s news on MarShon Brooks, and hopefully not the last if Anthony Morrow has his way with the three-point contest.
This is D-Will’s third all-star appearance and first as a member of the Eastern Conference. Through 26 games, Deron is posting averages of 20.9 points and 8.6 assists per game on 41% shooting. He’s creating 106 points per 100 possessions and has an even 20 PER. He’s had a bit of an up-and-down season individually, but after a rough start the ups outweigh the downs; his biggest issue to date remains the league-leading turnovers, and many of those fall on the shoulders of unsuspecting and brick-handed teammates.
D-Will joins Andre Iguodala, Luol Deng, Roy Hibbert, Chris Bosh, Joe Johnson, and Paul Pierce as reserves. The Eastern Conference starters are Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Dwight Howard.