Brooklyn Nets’ Deron Williams lacking confidence

Feb 1, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams (8) drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (24) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 1, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams (8) drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (24) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports Wi

It hasn’t been a good year for Brooklyn Nets’ point guard Deron Williams.

Williams has been injured for a good portion of the season, playing in just 29 of the Nets’ 45 games. He’s averaging just 13.2 points, 6.9 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game. Each of those numbers are the lowest since his rookie year. He’s shooting 46.3% from the floor, 40.0% from three and 76.3% from the free throw line. Plus, the Nets have been one of the biggest disappointments in the league and are now just 20-25.

When Williams was asked if his confidence was an issue, he admitted it was.

“It’s not my highest,” he said with a sheepish smile via Tim Bontemps of the New York Post. “It’s been tough … just being in and out of the lineups, missing two weeks here and there.”

His injuries have really taken a toll on him.

“I feel like I get my legs back, get my legs in shape, and then I go out again,” Williams explained. “Then I’ve got to just do it all over again. It’s just been a struggle.”

Williams and the Nets will be back in action Monday night when they host the Philadelphia 76ers.

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