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Deron Williams Is Still on Minutes Restriction

deron_williams_2013EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams thinks he?s still on a minutes restriction, but isn?t entirely sure.

?I haven?t really talked to anybody about it,? Williams said.

Williams, still recovering from a sprained right ankle injury he suffered during an offseason workout in Utah, has played 27 minutes in the previous two games after playing 22 minutes in the regular-season opener.

?We?ll see how he feels,? Nets coach Jason Kidd said. ?Again, this is a process. This is training camp for him. So we?ll see how he feels.?

Williams, 29, is averaging just 8.0 points on 36 percent shooting in the early-going.

?Hopefully close,? Williams replied when asked how close he is to being the same player that was reverse-dunking in the playoffs last season.

?I just think it?s a matter of getting my legs under me. I haven?t done anything for six months. I?ve been pretty much just limited to jogging. That just happened a couple weeks ago. So I?m just trying to get there and get my confidence back in my legs and then I?ll be ready.?

The Nets host the winless Jazz (0-3) at Barclays Center Tuesday night. Williams has never beaten his former team (0-4).

?Hopefully we can get a win tonight,? Williams said, laughing. ?That?s the goal.?

The Nets (1-2) need a win after losing by 21 in Orlando Sunday night.

Source: Mike Mazzeo, ESPNNewYork.com


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