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Apr 22 2013 8:27PM

Deron Williams is Back (Better than Ever)

By Jay Cipoletti

Deron Williams may not be back.

He may be better.

After limping to career worst marks in Offensive Rating (101.7), Defensive Rating (107.9), eFG (46.7%) and Turnover Ratio (12.2) last season, Williams continued to struggle through the first half of this season. His numbers at the All-Star break:

Offensive RatingDefensive RatingEffective FG%TO Ratio
104.6106.048.0%11.0

However, over his last 20 games Deron Williams has been putting up numbers that would top his career best season of 2007-08:

PeriodOffensive RatingDefensive RatingEffective FG%TO Ratio
Last 20 games111.9102.857.1%8.4
2007-08 season112.5105.254.4%11.4

Over the last five games, punctuated by his first dunk of the season against Cavaliers on April 3rd, Williams has played some of the best ball of his career:

PeriodOffensive RatingDefensive RatingEffective FG%TO Ratio
Last 20 games111.9102.857.1%8.4
5 April games119.196.261.8%5.7

Now apparently healthy, Williams (22.9 NetRtg) has combined with All-Star Brook Lopez (31.1 NetRtg) and glass eater Reggie Evans (24.8 NetRtg)to lead Brooklyn to a 4-1 mark in April.