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Deron Williams Unfit During Olympics
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On February 16, 2013 @ 7:47 am In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Deron Williams was out of shape before aggravating an ankle injury in the Olympics that has hindered his first season in Brooklyn, USA Basketball president Jerry Colangelo told the Daily News.
The Nets have maintained their injured point guard’s body is worn down because of nonstop playing over the last two summers — which led to PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections in both ankles this week — but Colangelo indicated Williams needed the work to lose weight.
“Deron Williams, for the Olympics, was not in the best shape,” Colangelo told The News on Friday. “He was a little overweight, and I told him that at the time.”
Williams, who will miss his first All-Star game in three years Sunday, hasn’t been the same explosive player with the Nets this season, failing to keep up with quicker point guards or record a dunk.
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