Deron is the only player in the entire league to average 20/10/4/1 combined over the past two years. Not Paul, Westbrook, Rondo, Nash, or Kyrie. Deron averaged 8.7 assists last year passing the ball to Kris Humphries and... Shelden Williams. That's incredible.
He is very clearly a top 2-3 PG in the league and without a doubt a top 10 overall player
He's one of only 6 players in NBA history to average 18/9/3/1. That puts him with Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, Oscar Robertson, Kevin Johhnson, and Chris Paul.
Not to mention that he's one of only 3 players in NBA history to average over 19/9 for his career in the playoffs. Those three? Deron, Paul, and Magic.
So if by "sucked pretty bad too" you mean "the most productive PG in the league" then I agree