Deron Holding Out Hope of Playing Elite
The matchup between the Nets’ Deron Williams and Thunder star Russell Westbrook tonight should be a battle between two of the elite point guards in the NBA.
But given the way Williams has performed this season, it’s hard to argue more than one elite point guard will take the floor tonight at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
“I don’t think I’m playing like [an elite point guard],” Williams said before practice yesterday. “I think I can be. But I’ve just got to figure this thing out.”
“I’m just overthinking,” Williams said. “I’ve never been a player that can go out there and play and think … I just react. Now, it’s like I come off [a screen] and I’m thinking, ‘Should I shoot this? Should I not?’
“I’m just … I’m just not playing the way I should be. That’s all I mean. It’s not injuries. It’s just in my head, and I’ve got to get it out.”