The streaking Nets soon could be getting reinforcements. Deron Williams sat out the last five games — including staying home rather than traveling with the Nets for Thursday’s 127-110 win over the Hawks — following the latest issues with his troublesome ankles. But both general manager Billy King and coach Jason Kidd said Williams’ return to the lineup could happen as soon as Monday’s Martin Luther King Day matinee against the Knicks. “Yeah, I think we’re going to wait and see how he feels when we get back,” King said in an interview on SiriusXM NBA Radio on Thursday. “That was the goal, to try to give him two weeks off and see how he feels. I know he’s been working back at home. “The goal would be if he’s ready to play then, if not Tuesday [against the Magic] and if not, then Friday [against the Mavericks]. Like we did with [Andrei] Kirilenko, we wanted to give Deron as much chance to get as healthy as possible because we have a lot of season to go.” Williams has not played since Jan. 4 because of problems with his left ankle, which has cost him 16 games this season after three separate sprains. After undergoing an MRI exam, Williams received a round of cortisone shots and platelet rich plasma injections in both ankles to try and finally get over the issues that have plagued him since he sprained his right ankle during a September workout in Utah.
Deron Williams returning to Nets soon
New York Post | Jan 17