Here's New York Daily News' Stefan Bondy with the report:
Deron Williams practiced fully today.— Stefan Bondy (@NYDNInterNets) October 24, 2013
Also, Deron Williams just dunked -- encouraging signs— Stefan Bondy (@NYDNInterNets) October 24, 2013
D-Will says he cleared mental hurdles today regarding his injury. Characterized it as first time he's really played ball since playoffs.— Stefan Bondy (@NYDNInterNets) October 24, 2013
Sounds possible, but doubtful Williams will play tomorrow. As I wrote today, recovery is as much mental as it is physical.— Stefan Bondy (@NYDNInterNets) October 24, 2013
As Bondy noted in his piece this morning, Williams has not yet been officially ruled out for Friday night against the Heat, but it's not likely that he'll play. The question really is, as Bondy notes, is whether or not Williams will play in the Nets' regular season opener on October 30 against the Cavaliers.
But, again, it is encouraging to see Williams playing five-on-five, as Andrew Keh notes.
The Nets are practicing at the University of Miami. Deron Williams is playing five on five right now.— Andrew Keh (@andrewkeh) October 24, 2013
It's likely we won't hear anything about D-Will's status for Friday until we wake up tomorrow morning and get a full report on how Williams feels.
- Nets did their part, now it's time for Deron Williams to step up - Stefan Bondy - NY Daily News
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