Regardless of the any off-season moves the team made, the Nets will go only as far as Deron Williams leads them.
If the Nets meet the enormous expectations being placed on them, it will be because Williams returned to the form that had people talking about him as the best point guard in the game.
Nets head coach Jason Kidd is expecting big things from Williams this season, and according to Bleacher Report, Kidd thinks Williams should be in the MVP conversation this season.
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Can Deron Williams not only help the new-look Brooklyn Nets knock off the Miami Heat this season but also take away the MVP crown from LeBron James?
Two new members of the Nets, coach Jason Kidd and sixth man Jason Terry, have said Williams should be in the MVP conversation in 2013-14. And that has D-Will pumped up.
“It definitely excites me when they’re talking about you like that,” he told Bleacher Report. “I feel like if we’re winning and I’m playing well, it will take care of itself. I don’t get caught up too much into that stuff.”
The highest Williams has placed in the MVP voting was ninth in 2009-10. That season, he averaged 18.7 points, 10.5 assists and 1.3 steals over 76 games, leading the Utah Jazz to a 53-29 record and the Western Conference Semifinals.