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Monday, January 13, 2014

Nets' Deron Williams wont travel to London for Thursday's game

By on 1/13/2014 06:00:00 AM

The Brooklyn Nets lost to the Toronto Raptors on Saturday by the score of 96-80. The loss was the Nets' first in their last six games to drop them to 15-22, 2nd in the Atlantic Division. The Nets played again without the presence of point guard Deron Williams, who is out with an ankle injury.  It appears that Williams will miss at least another week.

Mike Mazzeo, who covers the Nets for, tweeted the following about Williams' status.

Williams could play on January 2 at Madison Square Garden, which would be a little over two weeks following the injury.  Shaun Livingston has been starting in Williams' absence, along with Joe Johnson and Alan Anderson in the Nets' 3-man back court.

Livingston was selected fourth overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in 2004.  The well-traveled Livingston has played for the Clippers, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Washington Wizards, Charlotte Bobcats, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Wizards and the Nets.  This season, he has filled in admirably and is averaging 7.4 points and 3.2 assists per game.

Williams was the third overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz.  His scoring output this season of 13.6 points per game is his lowest since his rookie season.  In 606 career games, Williams is averaging 17.6 points, 8.9assists and 3.2 rebounds per game.


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