Via NY Post:
Deron Williams struggles this season have been closely documented. So have his excuses, arguably starting a domino effect that kicked Coach Avery Johnson out of Brooklyn. Now Williams is attributing his struggles to another factor that this time the Nets might not be able to react to – he’s overworked. He’s shooting %39 and scoring a career low 16 points per game.
“I didn’t take any time off. After last season, I never stopped working out,” he said according to the NY Post. “After the Olympics, the day I got back I worked out the next morning. I thought it was the best thing to do, and now looking back, it probably would have been smarter to take some time off and get a little bit of rest, especially on my legs, and my ankles in general.
“I took a lot of pounding over the last year because even though we had a shortened season, I was over in Istanbul, so I haven’t had a break since before then. I felt like I could handle it, and at the time I thought it was the right thing to do. I didn’t want to get out of shape. I wanted to just keep going.”
My response, we’ll Kevin Durant didn’t take a break over the summer either.