Nets PR announced shortly after 6:30 pm that Williams and Kris Humphries, who has a reported abdominal strain, will be inactive for the game. Humphries didn't travel to Milwaukee. He also missed the Celtics game on Christmas.
Williams has a bruised right wrist, according to the Nets. He has had wrist issues since arriving in New Jersey in February 2011, undergoing surgery to remove bone chips and scar tissue that April. Williams has not blamed his wrist issues for his woeful shooting but others have suggested there may be a connection.
- Deron Williams of Brooklyn Nets misses first game of season - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Deron Williams out for Nets Wednesday with sore wrist - Kurt Helin - NBC Sports
Deron Williams Out With Bruised Right Wrist - Moke Hamilton - SNY
- Nets' Williams out with sprained wrist - Charles F. Gardner - Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel