HoopsHype Elliot Williams rumors

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Portland Trail Blazers athletic guard Elliot Williams, who is sitting out the 2012-13 season after tearing his left Achilles last September in a voluntary team workout, has informed CSNNW.com that he will be a participant in this offseason's NBA Summer League in Las Vegas in order to prove to teams that he'll be completely healthy. “It's really not about me proving if I can play or not,” Williams told CSNNW.com. “I know I can play. I just feel that I have to get out there and show the league that I'm fully recovered.” CSNNW.com

February 27, 2013 Updates

Just as he formulated the thoughts to answer the second query, Maynor walked by Williams’ interview with The Oregonian and interjected with his own opinion. “He’s ready now,” Maynor said. “I’m telling you, he’s ready to go. Did you get that on tape?” Well, Williams isn’t quite ready just yet. He’s been cleared to run and jump, but he’s still working to build strength in various muscles along his left leg, including his calf, quadriceps and hamstring. His Achilles tendon has healed nicely, but Williams spent nearly three months in a boot following Sept. 14 surgery and he’s still working to get his leg back into playing shape. Oregonian

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“As soon as I get my left leg as strong as my right, then I can progress to running and jumping and getting my explosion back,” Williams told CSNNW.com. “I'm not there yet and I don't when I will be, but my spirits are high.” For the first time this season on Monday, Williams participated in the team's shootaround as they prepared for the Washington Wizards. Trail Blazers trainer Jay Jensen thought it would be good for Williams to jump in the mix. “Jay told me to go ahead and try to shoot and move around with the team so I went ahead and did it and it felt good,” Williams said. “It was the first time I got to do it and be with the team. I just did a lot of shooting drills, so that was a good sign for me as far as healing. It was a step in the right direction.” CSNNW.com

January 22, 2013 Updates

Back in late October, the Trail Blazers declined to pick up Williams' fourth-year option, making him a unrestricted free agent. Without a huge body of work to pull from, Williams' stock will be an unknown. However, he's confident in what he can provide on the court and he says it all starts with getting healthy first. “I'm not even worried about that (free agency),” Williams said. “Right now, my main focus is getting healthy. Once I get healthy, I'll be fine.” CSNNW.com

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Shooting guard Elliot Williams tore his left Achilles tendon during a voluntary workout Tuesday at the team’s practice facility in Tualatin and will require surgery. It’s unclear how much time Williams will miss, but the hard-luck third-year guard likely faces an extended rehabilitation that could last several months. The Blazers will set a time line for his return after he undergoes surgery, which has not yet been scheduled. Oregonian

It’s unclear how much time Williams will miss, but the hard-luck third-year guard likely faces an extended rehabilitation that could last several months. The Blazers will set a time line for his return after he undergoes surgery, which has not yet been scheduled. But historically, this injury features a laborious recovery. When Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups snapped his Achilles on Feb. 6 last season, he missed the rest of the season and faced an eighth-month rehabilitation. According to published reports, Billups has returned to the court, but has not yet resumed five-on-five scrimmaging. Oregonian

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