Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Deron Williams: I don't deserve to be in All-Star Game

If the NBA All-Star teams were based on performances since the new year began, Deron Williams might accept the honor without hesitation.  But, based on his play over the course of the season, the Brooklyn Nets point guard doesn't think he should be headed to the mid-season showcase in Houston.

"No," an unblinking Williams said when asked if he was having an All-Star season.  After he was asked to elaborate, he simply stated:

 "I just think there's people playing better than me."

Since the ball dropped in Times Square, the three-time All-Star has been on a tear, averaging 19.5 points, 8.3 assists and shooting almost 47% from the field heading into Tuesday night's game against the Raptors.

For the season, he is averaging 16.8 points and 7.7 assists and is currently the third leading vote getter among the Eastern guards.

With Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade almost assured of starting spots for the Eastern Conference, Williams should be named as a reserve.

The All-Star Game takes place Feb. 17 at the Toyota Center in Houston.

The All-Star starters will be announced Thursday night on TNT.

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