Nets’ Deron Williams Out of Walking Boot
Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams is no longer wearing a walking boot and said he’ll take the court with the team on Tuesday for its first training-camp practice at Duke University in Durham, N.C.
Williams sprained his right ankle and suffered a bone bruise during an offseason workout in Utah.
He said Nets trainer Tim Walsh wants him to take it slow, but he expects to be healthy by the start of the regular season Oct. 30 against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
“My ankle’s doing better,” Williams said at the team’s media day availability at Barclays Center. “The main thing right now is I could probably go out there and do everything. But if I tweak my ankle or have a setback, then that wouldn’t be good. So right now we’re just gonna take it slow and see how things go.”
Williams, 29, is coming off an injury-plagued 2012-13 season. He played in 78 games despite being bothered by ankle inflammation and weight problems for the majority of the season.
“Personally, I just want to get better overall,” Williams said. “The last couple years have not been my greatest, so I just want to get back to the way I’m playing and get my confidence back to the way it should to be.”