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Deron Williams joined 660 WFAN in New York with Joe and Evan to discuss his 57-point performance against the Charlotte Bobcats, his 57-point performance being the best game of his career, the possibility of Dwight Howard becoming a member of the New Jersey Nets, changing his style of play knowing that Brook Lopez was hurt for the Nets, getting any extra motivation to go up against Chris Paul, monitoring the NBA trade deadline next week and Rajon Rondo's remarkable triple-double against the Knicks.
Congrats on the 57-point performance:
"We needed a win man. That's all it was and I got hot and kind of rolled with that."
When you look back on all the great games you've had in your career is this going to be the game that stands out? Is this the best game of your career in your opinion?
"It's hard to say. I've had some other good games where I've had close to 40 points and like 17 assists, so it's tough to say. This is definitely my best scoring night by far. My previous career high was 42."
How would Dwight Howard rather be a Net? Free agency or a trade?
"I have no clue. You would have to talk to him. [Host: Has he told you? Honestly?] Hasn't told me anything."
Did it change your philosophy to not have Brook Lopez on the floor?
"I wasn't sure he wasn't coming back until the 4th quarter. By that time I was already hot."
Do you get any extra motivation when you go up against a guy like Chris Paul?
"I always like playing against a guy like Chris. We're good friends and are going to be linked with each other forever because we went #3 and #4 in the draft. I definitely enjoy playing against him."
Are you monitoring the days until the trade deadline next week?
"Not really cause it's not in my control and I am just trying not to worry about it and trying to win basketball games. We're trying to make a playoff push and that's where my focus is."
What did you think about Rajon Rondo's triple-double against the Knicks?
"I thought it was more impressive than mine personally. He almost put up 20, 20 and 20. That's tough to do. My career-high in rebounds is 9."
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