Williams ready to return from on-going ankle issues.
Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams has revealed that he plans to make his comeback from injury against the New York Knicks on Monday night.
The 29-year-old has missed the last five games since having cortisone shots and platelet-rich plasma injections in both of his ankles.
While he did practise on Sunday, he insisted that it is “the plan” to return against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Monday.
Coach Jason Kidd said Williams will be a game-time decision as he wants to see how the point guard feels the morning after practice while also ensuring that he has fully recovered in order to avoid any further setbacks.
D-Will missed the trip to London for the win over the Atlanta Hawks at the O2 on Thursday, but the Nets have won six of their last seven games and have gone 4-1 during the stretch without Williams.
He is averaging 13.6 points and 6.9 assists this season, but will undoubtedly be a boost for the Nets offense as they look to continue their recent good form and climb the Eastern Conference rankings.
Last season, Williams had three sets of cortisone shots and PRP injections due to inflammation in both of his ankles, and after taking a week off to rest he averaged 22.9 points and 8.0 assists in his final 28 games.
However, it is an on-going concern for Brooklyn who will hope to have their starting point guard at full health for the playoffs, although Kidd will know the importance of having Williams available for the regular season too as they look to put a disappointing start behind them.