Point guard Deron Williams is usually a frequent visitor at All Star games, but after missing this year's game in Houston, Williams decided to use the extended weekend to rest and diet. Williams went through a three-day juice diet in order to drop a little weight and receive another injection to his inflamed ankles.
After the shots, Williams said, “I feel a little better. I can actually go up and down stairs. I can run around with my kids. I can go to the playground with them. I don’t hurt every time I take a step.”
Proof is in the pudding for Williams who is now averaging 21.7ppg and 7.1apg.
His coach P.J. Carlesimo said, “He’s really made a strong move addressing diet. I remember we were at a dinner the other night and he was drinking that cleanse stuff. He’s lost some weight in the week off, close to a week off. I think it helped him. He looks good. He looks very good.”
This is great news for the Nets, since their All Star point guard didn’t even have enough lift in legs to dunk prior to February. However, since the All Star break, Williams has been dunking more in practice and hopes to eventually translate that to games.