HoopsHype Deron Williams Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: April 26, 2015 | 07:55 PM

Stefan Bondy

Lionel Hollins tells us to tone down our expectations for Deron Williams nydn.us/1EG8q6V

Rod Boone

Nets coach Lionel Hollins defends Deron Williams from criticism nwsdy.li/1zbsrjz #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Lionel Holllins defends Deron Williams, but says what's been clear for some time: he's not the player he used to be. nyp.st/1Gx9oCH

Alex Raskin

What did Deron Williams ever do to you? on.wsj.com/1dhDsWv via @WSJ /#Nets

Tim Bontemps

In defending Deron Williams, Lionel Hollins says what's been clear for some time: he's not the player he used to be. nyp.st/1Gx9oCH

Mike Mazzeo

Joe Johnson: Deron Williams affected by tendinitis es.pn/1DzmvwQ

Stefan Bondy

Lionel Hollins lashes out at Deron Williams' critics nydn.us/1EG8q6V

Stefan Bondy

Lionel Hollins launched into a lengthy defense of Deron Williams today, says the way he's portrayed in the press is "totally unfair."

Rod Boone

Joe Johnson said Deron Williams has a severe case of tendinits in his knee and that has "pretty much been my kryptonite."

Stefan Bondy

Lionel Hollins isn't sure if Deron Williams is healthy enough to play tomorrow, but otherwise isn't looking to make a lineup change.

Mike Mazzeo

Joe Johnson says Deron Williams is battling severe tendinitis #Nets

Alex Raskin

Hollins did say Deron Williams is "banged up pretty good." He fell on his tailbone in Game 3. #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Lionel Hollins says Deron Williams is banged up, hopes he's good to go. Not changing starting lineup. #Nets

Alex Raskin

Lionel Hollins emphatically defended Deron Williams. Said the criticism of him is unfair, regardless of how he is shooting in this series.

Steve Popper

Record column: Nets win but Deron Williams limped off after struggling again. Can they win without him - or with him? bit.ly/1z8tXCU

Devin Kharpertian

In his past 7 games, Deron Williams has as many turnovers as field goals. Game Grades: thebrooklyngame.com/game-grades/ho…

Anthony Puccio

Deron continued: "Of course I wanna be on the floor, but Jack was playing well and the guys did a good job of closing it out."

Anthony Puccio

Deron Williams on getting in the 4th quarter: "I was pretty sore, so I don't know how effective I would've been."

Rod Boone

Deron on getting hurt today: "It's frustrating for me to be banged up, but we won tonight and that's the only thing that matters."

Devin Kharpertian

Lionel Hollins had no update on Deron. Williams's health. Hadn't spoken with trainer Tim Walsh yet.

Andrew Keh

Lionel Hollins on sitting Deron Williams the final 16 minutes: "It's just basketball. I made more than that one sub."

Frank Isola

Deron Williams now has 9 playoff wins with the Nets. Carmelo has 7 with the Knicks.

Rod Boone

#Nets will have closed out #Hawks with Deron on bench for final 16 minutes.

Stefan Bondy

Question becomes more valid after this game: Does Lionel Hollins start Jarrett Jack over Deron Williams?

Rod Boone

Going on almost about 10 full minutes since Deron has seen the court. Wonder if he even comes back in with #Nets playing so well without him

Anthony Puccio

12-4 #Nets advantage since Jarrett Jack checked in for Deron Williams.

Tim Bontemps

Nets lead 67-62 after three. The big question: with Deron Williams limping and ineffective, have to wonder if we see him again tonight.

Devin Kharpertian

Nets up 67-62 after three quarters. Wonder if we’ll see Deron again. Jack has only taken two shots, has a 5:0 assist-turnover ratio.

Josh Newman

Thad Young is balling, while Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez are a combined 7-for-30 shooting. Makes sense

Rod Boone

Combined shooting for Deron, Joe and Brook: 7-for-28. That's 25 percent if elementary school math is correct.

Brian Mahoney

Joe Johnson and Deron Williams are a combined 4 for 20.

Devin Kharpertian

Deron Williams has shot 17-73 (23.3%) over his last seven games.

Stefan Bondy

Lionel Hollins subbed out Deron Williams, who is 1-for-8. Nets are blowing this one.

Rod Boone

Jarrett Jack has come in for an ineffective/hobbling Deron.

Rod Boone

Deron is 1 for 8 and 1 for 4 from three-point range. #Nets good start is done. #Hawks have taken a 60-58 lead.

Devin Kharpertian

Deron Williams is limping every time he’s not handling the ball.

Stefan Bondy

This could be the game Deron Williams gets his first triple double. ...if he could only get 10 points.

Andrew Keh

Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez and Deron Williams chilling at a combined 5 for 24 from the field.

Stefan Bondy

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson have combined for nine points on 3-of-16 shooting.

Devin Kharpertian

Deron Williams has gotten past Teague with some success a few times, but has gone nowhere once he’s there.

Devin Kharpertian

& Nets are winning RT @Mike Mazzeo: Joe, Brook and Deron are a combined 5-for-22 from the field. #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Joe, Brook and Deron are a combined 5-for-22 from the field. #Nets

Brian Mahoney

Teague already way too fast for Deron, who's been limping since 2nd qrtr. Hawks' 1st hoop of 3rd came after he left Deron behind on screen.

Tim Bontemps

Deron Williams limping heavily as he walks off. Appears to have done something to his right knee/quad.

Rod Boone

Deron has to come out. Looks like he banged his thigh.

Lenn Robbins

Got to hand it to @BrooklynBridge_ Picking up @Deron Williams D-Will didn't shoot well but unlike @Rajon Rondo , we doesn't quit on his #Nets

Devin Kharpertian

Deron Williams landed square on his tailbone. Slow to get up, walking gingerly. Still in the game.

Mike Mazzeo

Deron Williams gets up a little gingerly. Trying to shake it off. #Nets

Mike Prada

Why did Hollins take out Bogdanovic to play the Jack/Deron backcourt?

Lenn Robbins

A @Deron Williams trademark. So often he rebounds from a bad call or bad outing with a vengeance. #Nets up 14-3. D-Will 3 pts, 3 rbd 3 asts