Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams is a three-time All-Star. But he doesn’t think he has done enough this season to merit a fourth selection. “I just think there’s people playing better than me,” he said Tuesday.
Fan voting for the All-Star starters ended Monday. As of the latest returns at the beginning of January, Williams trailed Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo by more than 325,000 votes in the race to start alongside Dwyane Wade in the East backcourt.
Coaches vote for the reserves. Based on statistics, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (23 points per game) and Philadelphia 76ers point guard Jrue Holiday (18.8 ppg) are having better seasons than Williams. But given that there aren’t that many All-Star-worthy backcourt players in the East, Williams might somehow find his way onto the team.