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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nets Injury Update: Deron Williams begins 5 on 5 scrimmages

By on 9/18/2014 12:00:00 PM

The Brooklyn Nets approach training camp 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 started 5 on 5 scrimmages and is on track for training camp and the start of the 2014-2015 season.

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It's been a long recovery for Williams, who had ankle surgery at the end of May. He was expected to be on crutches for four to six weeks before starting a rehabilitation. Williams was out of his walking boot at the end of July and was set to begin basketball activities in August, with a full recovery expected by September.
An update on Williams, according to the Twitter account of,
It's a good sign for Williams, who appears to be on track to begin training camp with the Nets. Barring any setbacks, he should be ready for the start of the 2014-2015 season.

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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