Sunday 23rd April 2017,
Sports Alchemist
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Deron’s first All-star appearance

Deron Williams played together with an all NBA selection with Kobe Bryant and Lebron James in the Olympics, he was also named All-NBA second team in 2008 and NBA All-rookie first team in his rookie year in 2006 the new face of the Utah Jazz franchise but for the past 3 years he never made it to the All-Stars. In their draft there are only two who emerge roses among the talented thorns one is Deron and the other who was drafted after him the number four draft pick Chris Paul. Unlike Deron, Paul played three All-star selections from 2008 to 2010 he also went on to grab the rookie of the year award and has played together with Williams on the Olympic team. They are the perfect parody for the saying “the first would be the last and the last would be the first”… unfortunately Deron got the bottom end of the stick.
Following the John Stockton and Karl Malone era, Deron didn’t waste time in replacing the vacuum left by Stockton. He is a smart player who has a quick jump step and passes the ball very well a good perimeter shooter and deceivingly high leaper in fast breaks. Deron have a double-double average in points and assists. It was puzzling to know the times he was ignored in the All-stars after leading his team to consecutive playoffs even having 20-assists on two occasions in the 07-08 season.
The NBA All-star selections normally have three point guards in their line-up 2007 have Allen Iverson, Steve Nash and Tony Parker. The 2008 selection bannered Iverson, Steve Nash and Chris Paul, 2009 have Chris Paul, Tony Parker and Chauncy Billups. Deron for his part will struggle to find his spot in those years even in 2009 when Parker had a good year and Billups had a magical turnaround with the Nuggets.
But i do believe Deron in every word is an exception.
Dallas is a special place for Deron having played basketball in a city in Denton County, Texas called the Colony wherein he lead his high school team to a 32-2 record and what a perfect time to see Deron’s first All-star appearance on a town who first notice his basketball talent. Those 20 assists and double-double performance will always be notice it’s like applying a job with a very impressive resume that you meticulously built in through experienced and your employer will have no other choice but to say yes. Deron rightfully in any other way deserve to be an All-star and he has the right to be rubbing elbows against Chris Paul and Steve Nash as the West point guards…It took him three years to be on this spot and it was all worth it because he earned every inch to be called an All-star.

submitted also in bleacherreport.com

Jess Matthew Beltran

Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]

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Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]