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Deron Williams Is Still on Minutes Restriction

deron_williams_2013EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams thinks hes still on a minutes restriction, but isnt entirely sure.

I havent 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.

Well see how he feels, Nets coach Jason Kidd said. Again, this is a process. This is training camp for him. So well 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 its a matter of getting my legs under me. I havent done anything for six months. Ive been pretty much just limited to jogging. That just happened a couple weeks ago. So Im just trying to get there and get my confidence back in my legs and then Ill 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. Thats 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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