HoopsHype Deron Williams rumors

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Deron Williams, in his first comments since spraining his ankle Wednesday, admitted to the frustration everyone feels and said while there is no timetable for his return, it won’t come Tuesday at Toronto. “I want to get back out there tomorrow, but am I going to? No. I’m just going to keep rehabbing. It’s still a little swollen, still a little sore,” Williams said Monday. “So when it’s healthy, I’ll get back out there. “I am not going [to Toronto]. Not my choice but not going on this trip,” Williams said. “I don’t know if I am playing the Lakers game (Wednesday) or not. Could feel better in two days. Just going to stay here and get treatment, see how it feels.” New York Post

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Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams will not return to Wednesday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats after re-injuring his left ankle. The Nets announced Williams has a sprained ankle. Williams was taken to the locker room in the second quarter after he twisted the ankle when he landed on Kemba Walker's foot after a jump shot. ESPN.com

November 19, 2013 Updates

Deron Williams will be back on the court Wednesday when the Nets face the Bobcats in Charlotte. But Brook Lopez won't know his fate until shootaround in North Carolina. Williams, who missed two games with a sprained left ankle, said he won't have any restrictions and plans to play. "Nope," Williams said about a minutes limit. "I'm going to play." NetsDaily

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According to Kevin Garnett, the Nets are looking for perfection, but he, Deron Williams and Paul Pierce all know that it will require some patience. That, though, did little to help the triumvirate hide their frustration after the team’s latest loss. “I don’t think you can put a timetable on something when you’re trying to get perfection,” Garnett said on Saturday night. But as he sat down in his locker amongst the assembled media, his body language had already told everyone in the Nets locker room what he revealed next. SNY Nets

Dropping two of those three games would put the Nets at 3-6, and that is not something that any of the team’s players wants to see. That explains the dichotomy of the tone after the loss to the Pacers. “It’s gotta come together, soon,” Williams said after earlier preaching patience. “I don’t wanna seem like we’re content with losing, because we’re not… Hopefully we can go out on the road and this trip will do something for us,” he said. “We’re learning, we’re trying to get a rhythm together as a team and its happening for stretches but not for 48 minutes.” SNY Nets

Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams set season highs for points (17), assists (10) and minutes played (33) in the team's 96-91 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night at Barclays Center. "Getting there. Every game, I feel better," Williams said. Williams, who is still recovering from an ankle injury, came into the game averaging just 9.6 points and 7.0 assists in 26.2 minutes. His Player Efficiency Rating of 12.33 ranked 40th among NBA point guards. On Saturday night, Williams shot 7-for-14 from the field. Williams was asked how he balances trying to make himself happy with trying to make his teammates happy. "Just play. Just play basketball. It'll happen," Williams said. "If I'm being aggressive, and I was a little more aggressive today, I'm gonna draw doubles, help and I'm going to be able to find people. If they don't help, then I look to score." ESPN.com

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“I don’t know if we felt we were a better team than the Heat last year,” Williams said during a sitdown with first-year Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd for ESPN’s “SportsCenter” conversation. “And so I think in order for us to be able to beat them this year, we have to feel like we are a better team and we can beat them. And I think we do.” ESPN.com

October 31, 2013 Updates

Deron Williams has been dealing with a sprained ankle since the summer when he was working out in Utah and as a result he missed most of the preseason. Williams did play against the Cavaliers to open the regular season, however he is on a minutes restriction and that's why he spent the fourth quarter on the bench. ESPN.com

October 30, 2013 Updates

After the ups and downs of eight NBA seasons, Williams can appreciate the situation he's in as he prepares to take the floor Wednesday night to lead the new-look Nets in their season opener in Cleveland. "You take things for granted," Williams said Tuesday. "You take players for granted that you played with. You start nitpicking at what people can do instead of what they can't do. So you definitely take it for granted. I think a lot of guys have to go through that to really understand. I've never been one of those guys who wanted to be the man or needed to be the man. "My problem in Utah was I wanted to win so badly and letting that get the better of me. So I'm excited for this group right now. It's a great group to be a part of." Newsday

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