Name: Deron Williams
Date of Birth: June 26, 1984
Hometown: The Colony, Texas
Drafted: 1st round, 3rd overall by the Utah Jazz in 2005
College: The University of Illnois at Urbana-Champaign
2011-12 salary: $16,359,805
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It also helps New Jersey that Williams can play strong minutes and shoots a high percentage (.463) from the field and from the three-point line (.355) for his career; passing the ball is something that is still an underrated portion of his game, and Williams averaged 12.8 assists per game with the Nets in 2011 (before he suffered a season-ending wrist injury), the most he had ever had in a stint with a team in his career.
Williams has no true weaknesses as a player. His defense is solid, he’s an outstanding shooter off the dribble and spotting up, and the one Achilles’ heel of his game has long since been a non-factor (his weight). His bullish build actually makes him reminiscent of the old Charlotte Hornets backcourt of Baron Davis and David Wesley, big-bodied point guards who could devastate opponents with their brawn, brains, and overall shooting and playmaking abilities. And he’s better than both.
Cookin’ raw with the Brooklyn Boss