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D-Will: "Gotta Keep People Happy"

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July 14, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; United States guard Deron Williams (8) talks to United States center Anthony Davis (14) during USA team training at the DC Armory. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE
July 14, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; United States guard Deron Williams (8) talks to United States center Anthony Davis (14) during USA team training at the DC Armory. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

Everyone knows by now that Deron Williams can score. His 57-point game vs. the Bobcats last March was the highest single game total of the season, but Avery Johnson has said that scoring is not what he wants Deron WIlliams to do next year. With a more potent offense, Johnson says it's time for his point guard to distribute more. D-Will knows it's time to show what he can do. After all, his 20 assists vs. the Warriors, also in March, was an NBA single-game high as well.

Williams says he recognizes that, and in an interview with iHoops, the NBA's instructional site, he talks about what he has to do. "My job is to get everybody involved, keep everybody happy," he told an interviewer in London. "There's a lot of egos, especially in the NBA. You've gotta feed into those, get guys the ball, notice when they feel they've been left out. you got to find that balance, you've got to know your teammates, know their tendencies, know where they like the ball. I think that's a huge key. You've got to put your teammates in the perfect place to be successful."