No timetable for D-Will with on-going ankle injury.
Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd has revealed that point guard Deron Williams could miss the start of the new season due to his ankle problem.
Williams has been ruled out of several of the pre-season games ahead of the new campaign as he continues to struggle to overcome a niggling injury in his right ankle.
While there is no timetable being placed on his return, it is a worrying sign for Kidd as he looks to get off to a strong start in his first year in charge.
Coupled with the importance and influence his point guard will have on this new-look team, it will be a bitter blow if Williams is required to sit-out for several weeks as the Nets would have ideally hoped for a quick start.
“This is going to be a question that we’re probably going to have to deal with every day until he does get the green light to go,” Kidd said Saturday as reported by ESPN.
“But we’re not rushing him. So if we have to start the season with him still trying to get better, I think we all feel comfortable, but we would feel a little bit more comfortable if he was starting.”
The 29-year-old suffered a sprained ankle during an off-season workout in Utah last month, and was forced to miss Saturday’s 99-88 loss to the Detroit Pistons.
Nevertheless, he has maintained throughout the recovery process that his ultimate aim is to be ready for season tip-off on October 30 against the Cleveland Cavaliers, although the latest reports suggest that that may be in doubt.
Brooklyn will be eager to get their star point guard on the court to play alongside the likes of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, with optimism in the borough increasing as we get closer to the start of the new season.