Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams has been on a minutes restriction for the first few games of the season, as he nurses his injured right ankle back to health. In those limited minutes, Williams hasn’t looked NBA-ready; he’s played sloppy on both ends of the floor, and has yet to crack double digits in scoring or assists.
That all changed tonight.
Against the Jazz, Williams played like the D-Will we expected to see. While his numbers aren’t jaw-dropping, Williams has made the extra pass and hit his shots. With the Nets up 24 after 3 quarters, Williams is likely done for the night. In his 24:24 minutes of play, Williams shot an efficient 4-6 from the field, to the tune of 10 points, dishing out 8 assists.
Sometimes the stat sheet isn’t indicative of a player’s success on the court. That’s the case for Deron Williams tonight- his play has been sublime.