May 4, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) dribbles the ball around Chicago Bulls small forward Jimmy Butler (21) in game seven of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Barclays Center. Bulls win 99-93. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Deron Williams May Miss Start of Season

According to ESPN New York, there is at least a possibility that Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams could miss the start to the regular season.

“This is going to be a question that we’re probably going to have to deal with every day until he does get the green light to go,” Kidd said.

“But we’re not rushing him. So if we have to start the season with him still trying to get better, I think we all feel comfortable, but we would feel a little bit more comfortable if he was starting.”

[ESPN NY]

Williams has been fighting a right ankle injury (sprained ankle) that he suffered during one of the Nets offseason workouts.

Williams had told ESPNNewYork.com on Thursday that he would miss at least the team’s next three preseason games due to the injury. He also missed the preseason opener in Washington.

The Nets and Williams have gone on record to say that the goal is to have their starting five intact on opening night against Cleveland. That’s clear. But right now the Nets have to ask themselves if that’s the most important thing for the team going forward.

The last thing Brooklyn needs is to have the straw that stirs their drink (D-Will) out an extended amount of time.

 

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