Nets Williams out Till After All-Star Break
Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams is out until after the All-Star break due to inflammation in both ankles, the team announced Monday.
Williams sat out the Nets’ 89-84 overtime victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night, and will miss the team’s game against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday as well.
Williams received platelet-rich plasma treatment on both ankles earlier Monday and is expected to return to action next week.
“I think it’s something with time off, he’s played a lot of basketball over the summer, and it’s not a structural thing,” Nets general manager Billy King told reporters in Indiana, adding that he expects Williams to return to practice next Monday. “I think it’s something that’s manageable when you have more time to rest over the All-Star break.”
“He hasn’t had the same explosiveness that he had last year, so there’s obviously something that’s affecting him,” King said. “He’s frustrated because he knows he’s not playing the way he’s capable of playing, so this will allow him to get some time off and rest his ankles and get back healthy.”