Deron Williams out for Nets Monday night with more ankle issues
Nets point guard Deron Williams — who has already missed 11 games this season due to ankle injuries — is out again Monday night as the Nets host the Atlanta Hawks.
Stephan Bondy of the New York Daily News tweets some of the details.
Deron Williams is out tonight with an ankle sprain. There was an MRI but Kidd said he doesn't know the results.— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) January 6, 2014
Deron Williams' ankle swelled up, which is not a good sign. This is his third sprain of that left ankle this season.— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) January 6, 2014
Williams has been relatively healthy lately, having played every game since Dec. 10. We will see how bad this turns out to be, he could potentially miss Wednesday’s game and more. In the short term this means more Shaun Livingston and likely Alan Anderson.
The Nets have already lost center Brook Lopez for the season due to another surgery on his foot.
The Nets had won two games in a row and had played better lately going small with more Paul Pierce at the four. They will try that now but it will be tough to make work as well without Williams. Worse yet, up the rest of this week on the Brooklyn schedule is Miami, Golden State and suddenly hot Toronto.