For as long as the Nets have been in Brooklyn, Deron Williams has dealt with ankle problems that have slowed him down, hampered his confidence and his shot. After offseason surgery in both ankles, D-Will looks like a new man and has played so well that the NBA announced on Monday that he is the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 3-9.
A healthy D-Will led the Nets to a 3-1 record last week. He averaged 20.8 points, 7.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game while shooting an outstanding 56.9 percent last week. He cross over has been on point, he’s been more aggressive in attacking the net and looks like a much more confident player all around.
D-Will’s best game was during a win against the Knicks on Friday night when he scored 29 with six assists. He also scored 17 with nine assists in the win over Oklahoma City, had 19 with six assists in a loss to the Timberwolves and had 18 and seven against Orlando.
This is the fourth time Williams has won a Player of the Week award and his first time as a member of the Nets. The last time he won was for Nov. 8-14, 2010. The last Net to win was Joe Johnson for the week of March 17-23, 2014. D-Will is the 22nd Net to win.
I'm honored to be selected as ECF player of the week wouldn't have been able to do it without my teams #Bknets
— Deron Williams (@DeronWilliams) November 10, 2014