Deron Williams Rumors

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Deron Williams
Deron Williams
Position: G
Born: 06/26/84
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Salary: $5,474,787
Ahead of the 2013-14 season, there was actually chatter of Williams being an MVP candidate. But his fragile ankles became an issue before training camp even started, and the locker room turned on Williams when it became apparent he couldn’t handle pressure. “That’s the guy the team is built around?” Pierce condescendingly asked his teammates that season, according to a witness. Pierce eventually took his disappointment public.
About a year later, Joe Johnson made a plea to two reporters on Williams’ behalf, understanding his teammate’s delicate state of mind. “Take it easy on D-Will,” Johnson said. “He can’t handle it.” But Williams’ struggles weren’t the only reason the foundation crumbled. Brook Lopez broke his foot in December. Andrei Kirilenko was either injured or ineffective. Andray Blatche allegedly showed up drunk to practices, according to multiple sources, and briefly was suspended by the team.