Deron Williams Likely Back Tuesday

deron_williams_2013Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams is likely to return Tuesday against the Boston Celtics, a team official confirmed Thursday night.

Williams has missed the last eight straight games due to a sprained left ankle — 10 overall with the injury. The Nets are 2-8 without Williams in the lineup.

He originally hurt his ankle Nov. 15 in Phoenix, which caused him to miss two games. He returned Nov. 20 in Charlotte, aggravated the injury, and hasn’t played since.

Source: Mike Mazzeo,