Deron Williams never took a break this summer to try and be as ready as he could be for the first season in Brooklyn. But all of the extra work Williams put in may be coming back to haunt him now, after going through yet another rough outing in last night's 104-73 blowout loss to the Spurs. "I think we're a little out of whack right now, as a group," Williams said after going 3-for-11 from the field and finishing with eight points, two rebounds and an assist. "I know I am, individually. I've got to play better. I've got to find ways to get going. "Even on bad nights, I don't play like this. I don't even feel like it's me out there on the court. I've just got to snap out of it." Williams hasn't stopped playing basketball since he left for Istanbul, Turkey, last fall to play for Turkish club Besiktas during the NBA lockout. He followed that up by returning to the Nets once the lockout ended and immediately embarking on the shortened 66-game season. Once the Nets missed the playoffs and their season ended in late April, Williams immediately started working out in preparation for a second go-round with Team USA in the London Olympics, where he won his second gold medal. But even after the Olympics, he immediately returned to the gym in preparation for the start of this season. "I put a lot of pressure on myself early," Williams said. "I was really excited about this year. Coming into the season, I felt like we had a good team. "I still feel like we have a great team. I want to be able to help the team more, and play better. Tonight was just another night I didn't help."
Deron Williams: 'I've just got to snap out of it'
New York Post | Jan 1