Deron Williams is owed $63 million over the next three years by the Brooklyn Nets. That’s money usually reserved for star and franchise players.
Williams averaged 14.3 points and 6.1 assists on 45 percent shooting in 64 games during the regular season. In the playoffs, he only averaged 14.5 points and 5.8 assists on 39.5 percent shooting in 12 games.
Williams is no longer a star, and it seems his body is starting to let him down. The former top-five point guard in the game is scheduled to get an MRI on Friday and according to a report from ESPN New York, Williams believes he may need surgery on both ankles this summer.
“I think so. I think it is,” Williams replied Thursday when asked about the possibility of undergoing surgery. “Just to clean [stuff out], it’s nothing major.”
Williams admitted that he feels like he let Brooklyn Nets fans down with his lackluster play.
“I feel like I’ve kind of let people down, so I don’t like feeling like that,” Williams said. “I take my job seriously, I work hard in the offseason, I work hard every day. It’s just real frustrating not to be able to play how I’m capable of playing.”