HoopsHype Deron Williams rumors

January 10, 2014 Updates

It would seem likely Williams wouldn’t make the trip to London, as the more prudent course of action seems to be having him stay home and get an additional week of rest and recovery time, then potentially returning to the court on Martin Luther King Day at the Garden against the Knicks. “We’ve hit a rut [before] with [Williams] not playing,” Joe Johnson said. “So the fact we’ve had a couple good games, we’re not going to get ahead of ourselves. We can’t wait for him to get back. … We definitely need him.” New York Post

January 9, 2014 Updates

Shaun Livingston appears to have learned from filling in for Williams earlier this season, playing his second straight strong game in the Williams’ absence. And while Williams sat out Monday and got a cortisone shot and platelet-rich plasma injections in both ankles Tuesday, Brooklyn’s team doctor doesn’t expect him to need surgery or miss much time. “I can’t divulge a ton, obviously, but what I can say about Deron is that he’s a worker. And I just think — as with our other player, Brook Lopez — has just suffered a little bit of bad luck in regard to his ankles,’’ Dr. Riley Williams said on SiriusXM NBA Radio. “What I can say is that I don’t think there’s anything going on with him that’s a serious issue over the long-term, and the guy wants to play. New York Post

January 8, 2014 Updates

Even with all the consistent ankle problems to Deron Williams, the team doctor believes the latest setback is just something that will clear up by itself and doesn’t require a “serious procedure” to rectify the problem. Williams, who will miss today’s game against the Warriors after undergoing cortisone and PRP injections to both ankles, has sprained his left ankle three times this season. Since last season, he has undergone at least four rounds of cortisone shots to his ankles and two rounds of PRP procedures. New York Daily News

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Deron Williams, whose last two seasons have been affected by various ankle injuries, is a game-time decision for tonight’s match up against the Hawks after he woke up with a sore left ankle, according to coach Jason Kidd. Williams, according to Kidd, contacted the medical staff because of the ankle soreness and was referred to the doctor. He missed Monday morning's shootaround. “It's just a precaution, to make sure everything's all right." said Kidd. New York Daily News

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December 28, 2013 Updates

One source said everyone in the organization is frustrated, given the team’s situation, and that “winning cures everything.” For their part, the players publicly backed Kidd both before and after the win. Deron Williams was asked Friday morning if the players were still behind Kidd. “I think so,” Williams said. “If we were losing some close games and he was making some bad decisions, that would be one thing, but that’s not the case. New York Post

December 26, 2013 Updates

After the game, players are downtrodden and frustrated. They try, in vain, to explain why their level of effort is wildly inconsistent. "We're trying to stay as positive as possible," Williams said. "We've talked about a lot of stuff. There's no finger-pointing going on. It's not one guy. It's not two guys. It's a team effort, and so, we're trying to figure it out and hopefully we can." After the game, players are downtrodden and frustrated. They try, in vain, to explain why their level of effort is wildly inconsistent. "We're trying to stay as positive as possible," Williams said. "We've talked about a lot of stuff. There's no finger-pointing going on. It's not one guy. It's not two guys. It's a team effort, and so, we're trying to figure it out and hopefully we can." Bergen Record

December 25, 2013 Updates

It was a noble experiment. It also didn’t work, we now know, and so the Nets have just three-plus months left this season to salvage a playoff spot and save face somehow. More likely, Billy King will start looking to blow up the roster sooner than that. “It’s like a nightmare,” Deron Williams said. “The way the injuries have been and the things we talk about every day: the lack of energy, the lack of effort. I didn’t see that being a problem when we put this team together.” New York Daily News

The Nets entered this season with championship dreams, but as Brooklyn's $98 million point guard put it, the 2013-14 campaign has quickly turned into a "nightmare." "I'm even surprised with this season, how it's played out. It's like a nightmare. The way the injuries have been and the things we talk about every day: the lack of energy, the lack of effort. I didn't see that being a problem when we put this team together," Williams said after the Nets were blown out on Christmas 95-78 by the Chicago Bulls Wednesday afternoon at Barclays Center. ESPN.com

December 24, 2013 Updates

“I need to play better,” Williams said, adding that he was fine after appearing to tweak his left ankle — the one that’s already cost him 11 games this season — shortly before exiting the game for good in the fourth quarter. “I need to be more aggressive for us to have a chance, especially with Brook going down. “That’s what I talked about, stepping up, and so tonight was just a bad game for me. [I was] throwing the ball all over the place [and] couldn’t hit a shot, so it took my aggressiveness away and I think I played into what they were trying to do.” New York Post

December 23, 2013 Updates

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