Deron Williams Is Still on Minutes Restriction
?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