Nets coach Lionel Hollins said on Saturday that Deron Williams is "not a franchise player any more."
Deron Williams scored 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds and four assists in the Nets' 111-87 Game 6 loss to the Hawks on Friday.
Deron Williams cooled off against the Hawks during a 107-97 loss on Wednesday, making 2-of-8 from the field for five points with six rebounds, six assists, one steal and two turnovers in 32 minutes.
Paul Pierce praised Deron Williams for his playoff career-high 35-point outburst during Monday's Game 4 win over the Hawks.
Deron Williams matched his playoff career-high 35 points during an overtime 120-115 Game 4 win over the Hawks on Monday, adding five rebounds, seven assists, three steals and seven 3-pointers.
Deron Williams (knee) will start against the Hawks in Game 4 on Monday.
In his defense of Deron Williams, Lionel Hollins said that his starting point guard is no longer the player he once was.
According to teammate Joe Johnson, Deron Williams is dealing with a "severe" case of tendinitis in his knee.
Deron Williams left Saturday's game against the Hawks after landing hard on his tailbone, but he is expected to be fine moving forward.
Deron Williams made 1-of-8 from the field for three points against the Hawks on Saturday with seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and three turnovers in 26 minutes.
Deron Williams suffered a hand injury in the first half of Wednesday's game against the Hawks, finishing with two points, 10 boards, eight assists, two steals and three turnovers on 1-of-7 from the field.
Deron Williams scored 13 points with two 3-pointers, four rebounds and two assists in a losing effort vs. the Hawks on Sunday.
Deron Williams said he wasn't "bothered at all" by Paul Pierce's recent comments that the pressure from the New York media "really affected" Williams' game.
Deron Williams was awful again on Monday with nine points, seven boards, five assists, two blocks and no turnovers on 3-of-13 from the field against the Bulls.