Deron Williams, who's missed five straight games and the entire trip to London, says he will play vs. the Knicks Monday after participating fully in practice. Jason Kidd, however, says Williams will be a "game-time decision." D-Will, troubled by ankle sprains all season, underwent PRP treatments and cortisone shots to help relieve his ankle issues.
Deron Williams said he will play tomorrow against the Knicks.— Andrew Keh (@andrewkeh) January 19, 2014
Deron Williams said he intends to play Monday against the Knicks. "That's the plan," he said.— Mitchell Abramson (@nydnmabramson) January 19, 2014
Kidd says Deron Williams is a game time decision. Will see how he feels in morning after today's workout— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) January 19, 2014
Shaun Livingston made it clear the opponent, venue and playoff picture matters Monday.
Shaun Livingston on playing the Knicks: "You'd be lying if you said it was just another game."— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) January 19, 2014
There's no indication yet on whether Williams will be under any minutes restrictions if he does play. Nets are 4-1 in his absence with Livingston and Alan Anderson filling in for him. Williams played in the first two games of 2014, both wins, scoring 21 and 29.
Neither Marquis Teague nor Tyshawn Taylor will be available Monday. The Nets trades with the Bulls and Pelicans won't be official until Tuesday, after the Martin Luther King holiday. Teague has suited up Saturday --and probably will again Monday-- because Chicago needed 12 active bodies.
- Deron Williams plans to make Brooklyn Nets return on Monday - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Deron Williams says he'll play Monday vs. Knicks - Devin Kharpertian - The Brooklyn Game
Nets looking for payback against Knicks - Ohm Youngmisuk - ESPN New York