D-Will versus distractors.the reason why D-Will is struggling is maybe I
think he is affected mentally, I think he is distracted on the bad publicity
that the media made about him regarding Sloan's departure. it may take a while
before D-Will regains his confidence, the good thing is a long break is coming,
that will help him to move on and lessen the distraction.
@concerned jazz fan- The main thing is DWill's wrist. He's taking
shots that he usually knocks down. Hopefully it will get better soon.
The problem is not DWill's offense. It is that he is one of the poorest
defender's in league. He is just not quick enough to stay with the leagues
elite point guards or even some of the not elite point guards. And, in most
cases he makes a very poor effort to be a defender. Note the last few losses and
even the one win, Ellis, Evans, Westbrooke, Rose, Nash, Nash, Ellis every game
the opposing team wins at the second most important position in the game. How
can you win when the Jazz best player is outplayed on both ends of the court
every game. BTW if the wrist is really a problem, then why is he playing in
the All Star game?
Actually, Hellooo, that is not exactly correct. Nearly all the point guards on
other teams cannot stay up with him. They always put a SG or someone else to
guard him because they can't keep up. One of the slowest? Not hardly. He is
not outplayed at both ends. He is struggling mentally because he is being
blamed for something that he didn't do. Nobody ran Sloan out, he was tired of
all of it. Maybe you ought to really look at the problems. Williams is not
making his shots because of his wrist. He was chosen for the All Star team and
you don't just say no. I doubt he will play a whole lot and he is the only one
who knows if it will hurt or help his wrist. The other teams had three point
shooting going for them. We don't have a good three point shooter even though
CJ thinks he is.
DWill needs to stop feeling sorry for himself and either step it up or shut it
down and get healthy. I for one have no sympathy for someone who complains and
whines and criticizes others around him until he gets what he wants and now
changes his tune to try and deflect the blame for Jerry leaving and wants our
support.Sorry Deron, figure this one out on your own, remember next time
to be careful what you wish for.
Strangely, I think all three of the above comments are more or less correct.I wonder, though: maybe DWill doesn't so much need his confidence back as he
needs to aquire a little humility. I know, "confidence in his shot".
. . but at the same time, less trust in himself as the end-all and be-all, and
more confidence in the concept of team. I'm not talking just about players: the
NBA has had dozens if not hundreds of "perfect" teams with
"perfect" fits brought about by brilliant trades. The ones who win it
all, though: there's confidence in the system, confidence in all team memebers,
including the "old" or "out-of-touch" GMs and coaches who
have years of experience, a thorough understanding of every aspect of the game,
some failure-and-determination derived perspective. It's only when you're
willing to admit that you are not the "answer" but embrace that you
are just one of the pieces of the bigger picture, that true success results. I
like DWill, and I hope that he can somehow find a way to obtain THAT kind of
confidence. It may already be too late.
If Dwill cared about winning, he would skip the allstar game. Guaranteed he
will be there the whole weekend!!
How about this trade AK and Dwill to New Jersey and get back Favors and their pg
and 2 or 3 first round picks.
Why has Deron (I refuse to say "DWill") never explained his situation
of calling his own play after the TO? I've heard most of the other stuff but not
any personal ownership for his insubordination; but I did hear
Malone's.........and that was good enough for me! Struggle on Williams ....