Jason Kidd Says Deron Williams Should Blame Himself Not Avery Johnson For Struggles
Nets point guard Deron Williams has had a rough go of it lately. Williams caught heat from the media for blaming his offensive struggles on the Nets and Avery Johnson’s system.
Williams was then ripped to shreds by Star-Ledger columnist Dave D’Alessandro who called him a diva, and basically stated that Williams is resting on his laurels and his wallet.
Former Maverick and current Knicks point guard Jason Kidd has jumped into the fray and offered his wisdom and opinion.
Kidd told the New York Daily News that Williams needs to blame himself, not Avery Johnson for his offensive struggles.
“I don’t think it has anything to do with the coach,” Kidd said Thursday. “I think it’s just a matter of getting comfortable making shots. Also, he has new teammates. He’s got to get used to a new crew. It’s always a growing period.
“He’s a grownup. He’ll figure it out. All things don’t go well right away sometimes. He’s just going through a struggle shooting the ball, but he’s one of the best at what he does, so he’ll work through it.”
Deron Williams is a top 5 point guard for a reason. He just needs to continue to work, lead and do the things that allowed him to garner the reputation he has.