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Deron William’s wrist hit again; he may sit rest of season

Mar 19, 2011, 12:55 PM EDT

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Deron Williams had two injured wrists when he was traded from Utah to New Jersey. He’s played through the pain and said it would take weeks of rest (around a month) for his wrists to get right. It is altering his shot — he is hitting just 32.7 percent of his shots since coming to the Nets, well off the 45.8 percent he hit in Utah. He has hit just 28.6 percent of his threes with New Jersey, down from 34.5 percent with Utah.

Following another painful blow to one wrist on Friday night in Milwaukee, aggravating the injury, the Nets are thinking about having their franchise player take some time — maybe the rest of the season — off to get healthy, according to the Star-Ledger.

“I don’t think we can continue every game at this rate,” (Nets coach Avery) Johnson said after the Nets dropped their second straight, a 110-95 decision to the Bucks at the Bradley Center.

“I love playing basketball. I hate sitting out. I hate missing games,” Williams said. “It’s tough for me because I don’t just want to sit out. It might be the best thing, but we’ll see how it goes.”

The Nets are not making the playoffs. They had that dream of a little run to get them in position in the East after the trade, but they Nets are still not good. They are 7 games back of Indiana with 15 to play. They are toast.

There is no reason for Williams to suffer through this, no reason to risk things getting worse for the sake of a few meaningless wins. Right now Williams does not need surgery. Why push it?

  1. henryd3rd - Mar 19, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Another cursed NY Metropolitan area franchise. No matter who owns this team, who runs this team, who coaches this team or who plays for this team some calamity befalls this team. Deron Williams’ injury i s the latest in a long line of misfortunes that have befallen this team. Plus to add insult to injury Williams can opt out of his contract at the end of next season. I can see Billy King, Avery Johnson and Prokorov trying to sell signing an extension to Williams when brighter and better options may be available to him in NYC, LA or even Miami. They should employ a former Net icon to help get him to sin another contract. Where is Dr. J? They could use him? Oopps!!!! That’s right they traded him!

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