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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Nets Injury Update: Deron Williams out of his boot

By on 7/24/2014 06:30:00 AM

The Brooklyn Nets are coming off a successful 2013-2014 season in which they won 44 games and upset the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. The Nets were in the top half of the league in points allowed but struggled offensively, ranked 21st in scoring and 29th in assists. Guard Deron Williams can improve upon those numbers, if healthy, but he played in only 64 games this season and is coming off ankle surgery. The good news is that Williams is out of his boot and should resume basketball activities soon.

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I reported back on May 28 that Williams underwent successful ankle surgery the day before.  General manager Billy King announced at the time that Dr. Martin O'Malley performed successful surgery on Williams' ankles. Williams was expected to be on crutches for 4-6 weeks and then begin rehabilitation.  He should be able to resume light basketball activities in August, with full activity in September.

According to the official Twitter feed of the Nets,
Williams, a nine-year veteran out of Illinois, has played for the Jazz and the Nets. In 64 regular season games this season, he averaged 14.3 points and 6.1 assists per game.  He averaged 14.5 points in 12 postseason games this season.  Williams has career averages of 17.4 points, 8.7 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 648 games.

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