Check out the top 10 Deron Williams plays of the 2012-13 season.
Nate Robinson, who's been a thorn in Brooklyn's side all series, jumps into Deron Williams as Williams shoots a 3, committing a foul as Williams hits the floor and buries the jumper. Williams made the free throw to complete the four-point play.
Williams finished the first half with 14 points and eight assists without turning the ball over.
Kudos to Andray Blatche for getting the rebound, outletting the ball to Deron Williams, then running the floor so Williams could find him for the sweet layup. Beautiful creation by D-Will.
Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams threw down a one-handed slam with three Bulls around him (though none directly in his line of sight to the basket) for his fourth dunk of the season, his second in the playoffs, and his first in traffic. The dunk tied the game at 66.
Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams hasn't had the greatest success dunking this season -- he only put down his first dunk of the season less than two weeks ago. His second dunk didn't take nearly as long to come, putting one down in the first quarter against the Toronto Raptors today (April 14th). Watch:
Reader Tomer requested that we put this video up, and how could we resist? Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams finished Saturday night's 105-96 victory with a game-high 32 points on 11-18 shooting from the field, and none of those shots were more important -- or more delicately balanced on the rim --than this turnaround jumper to put the Nets up 3 with 1:19 left.
On Monday night against the Atlanta Hawks, the Brooklyn Nets had one of their worst seven-minute stretches of the season, allowing the Hawks to turn what was anybody's game into an easy blowout victory. Wednesday night, the Nets did the opposite -- they took a close game for their own, mostly on the back of Deron Williams playing like one of the best players in basketball. Williams hit midrange jumpers galore, attacked the basket, and finished the fourth quarter with a loud 13 points on 6-11 shooting to lead the Nets to a 28-19 quarter and a 113-96 victory.
Williams finished with 31 points on the night on 13-25 shooting, adding six assists and one Mark Cuban Struggle Face.
During last night's Brooklyn Nets blowout of the Detroit Pistons, as Deron Williams completed yet another superstar-esque performance since the All-Star break, WFAN radio host and Nets fan/season ticket holder Evan Roberts asked on Twitter: "Who is the dude wearing the number 8 Net jersey?"
It's been that kind of tenure with the Nets for Williams, who's struggled to find his shooting touch and explosiveness in the two years since moving to New Jersey/Brooklyn/living in Manhattan from Utah. But after his third cortisone shots, platelet-rich plasma therapy treatment, and a three-day detoxifying juice cleanse over the All-Star break, Williams has looked like a new/old player -- attacking the rim with abandon, hitting open shots, and featuring his lethal crossover a few times per game.
Monday night, Williams finished with 31 points on 10-18 shooting from the field. Here's a few of his best moments.
BONUS: Williams still hasn't dunked this season -- though he's getting closer:
Deron Williams is back, exhibit #4958904. Strong, quick, great spin, finishing at the rim.
Now if only he'd dunk -- and he's already tried this game. It'll happen eventually. I hope.
Deron Williams, making Jose Calderon look silly with the crossover and the jumper. Watch: