Deron Williams didn't make the All-Star team. This is the second straight year that he finds himself on the top portion of the snub list. Last year losing the spot to team mate Okur. This year it was Chris Paul and Brandon Roy making the team over him. Fair?
The Chris Paul addition over Deron Williams this year makes sence. Looking at the head-to-head stats Paul is having the better year; however, not by the large margin that the national and even some local talking heads are making out. Paul is averaging one more point, assist, and steal then Deron; although, he is also averaging four more minutes of playing time. Deron is leading in field goal percentage and three point percentage, which could also be attributed to the additional playing time.
So far in both careers the comparisions are amazing. Year one Paul had the better year, but again there was as large a difference between the two as people in the media make. Year two was Deron's year. Yet, a large part of that was Deron's performance in the playoffs, because on paper they were almost identical. Now year three as explain above is in Paul's corner, although Deron could still pull ahead by the end of the year. Bottem line - they are both great and very different players, and any team in the league would love to have him in the end.
Now the real shoker was Brandon Roy, looking at the stats he only leads Deron in rebounds. Deron is having a much better year in every other catagory. This was more of a reward for the Blazers suprise play this season getting an All-Star nod. (It could also have something to do with all the free I-Pods that the Blazers sent out to people making the decisions on the reserves.) Deron should have made it over Roy, and it is embarrasing that Roy is on the team over Williams.