Deron Williams, who notably did not sign a contract extension with the New Jersey Nets prior to this NBA season, is frustrated with the New Jersey Nets' losing ways, according to the New York Daily News.
“Definitely frustrated. Frustrated with how I’m playing. I’m not helping this team at all. Hoping this gets turned around and we get some wins,” Williams told the Daily News, adding, “it’s our fourth in a row. It just keeps building up. I’m playing bad.”
“We avoided a slow start,” Williams said. “But then we finished bad, so we just need a full 48 minutes of basketball. We’re not getting it. I don’t know if we’ve ever shot over 40 percent in a game. We’re just not getting any easy looks, any easy baskets. We’re missing a lot of easy ones too.”
New Jersey is now 1-4 after winning their first game of the season in Washington. Williams currently leads the team in both points and assists.
The Nets acquired Williams last season from the Utah Jazz to be the foundation of their most recent rebuilding process. The club has indicated their interest in acquiring other major pieces from around the league to, but as of now has not been able to supply Williams with any support. Williams surprised some this winter when he said that he would wait until he was a free-agent next offseason to sign a long-term deal with New Jersey. Williams’ agent has insisted, however, that his client did so as a result of the new collective bargaining agreement, not because of an interest in leaving the Nets.