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Deron Williams (wrist) to miss at least 3 games

Posted on: March 19, 2011 2:01 pm
Edited on: March 20, 2011 3:53 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young and Ben Golliver.

Update (Sunday):

The New Jersey Nets decided not to totally throw in the towel and shut down point guard Deron Williams for the season, opting instead to sit him for three games before re-evaluating his ailing wrist. 

Nets coach Avery Johnson told the Associated Press: "It's something that we know: rest -- not surgery -- is required. We'll treat him. We'll rest him."

Original Post:

The season could be over for Deron Williams. There's not a lot left, but after he tweaked his injured right wrist in the third quarter Friday night, there's talk he may just shut it down.

He was in a clear amount of pain and by the way he talked post game, he might be done.

"I love playing basketball," Williams told The Record. "I hate sitting out. I hate missing games. 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."

Of course the Nets aren't playing for anything at this point and while they actually flirted momentarily with a late push for the eight-seed (seriously), they've dropped their last two basically ending hopes of a miracle run. The five straight wins though that put them in that position was encouraging though.

But with nothing to play for and the fact that more losses equals maybe a better pick, coach Avery Johnson didn't souind optimistic. He said after the game that he was "very, very concerned" about Williams' situation.

Williams strained a tendon in his wrist in January and missed a handful of games for the Jazz. It has been bothering him since that time.

"I can't shoot," Williams said. "I think about it every time I take a shot. It affects me mentally and it's weighing on me."

This season isn't the big one for the Nets and Williams anyway. This summer is huge in showing their new star they're committed to winning as he can become a free agent in 2012. But if a lockout kills 2011-12, maybe Williams played his last game with the Nets. It's possible I guess.

Comments

Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: March 20, 2011 12:23 pm
 

Deron Williams to miss rest of the season?

Just to finish off my point (sorry about the 3 posts), the Knicks have 362 wins since the start of the 2000-2001 season (actually 11 seasons, but you get the idea). They also have a 2-7 record in their 2 playoff appearances and have won neither of their playoff series.

The Nets, however, have won 408 games, have a 43-35 record in the playoffs, and are 9-6 in playoff series.


So explain to me, nadroj, how exactly are the Knicks more "significant" to basketball? Because, if I'm not mistaken, being a good basketball team and winning basketball games is the point of basketball.



Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: March 20, 2011 12:10 pm
 

Deron Williams to miss rest of the season?

In fact, the only 2 times the Knicks have made the playoffs in the past 10 years, they've lost in the first round, including their last appearance in 2004, when they were swept by the Nets.



Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: March 20, 2011 12:05 pm
 

Deron Williams to miss rest of the season?

How exactly did you get the better of the ny trades? By getting a player who does not want to play for you?Rationalize it however you want but the nets will always be in ferior to the knicks. They have sucked for 10 years and the nets are still insignificant to ny basketball

In the past 10 years, the Nets have been to 2 NBA Finals. How many have the Knicks been to?



Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: March 20, 2011 12:03 pm
 

Deron Williams to miss rest of the season?

But with nothing to play for and the fact that more losses equals maybe a better pick, coach Avery Johnson didn't souind optimistic.

I wonder if the writer realizes that their draft pick for this year was traded in the deal to get Williams. So it doesn't matter much what they do the rest of the way.



Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: March 20, 2011 11:36 am
 

Deron Williams to miss rest of the season?

Just about what I would expect from a Raider's Fan. Can you be any more crude? No, probably not.




Since: Feb 10, 2008
Posted on: March 20, 2011 11:15 am
 

Deron Williams to miss rest of the season?

It looks to me like the JAZZ got the better part of the trade. D-Will thinks he is better than he is !!! I hope he signs long term with the nets. That would be is just reward.



Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: March 20, 2011 10:59 am
 

Deron Williams to miss rest of the season?

"I do it for the love of the game". Right. "It's a team game". Okay. "Trying to put myself in the right situation to win a championship". Sure. "I love Cleveland". Really? "We just have to play harder". Yawn. "My guys played well tonight, I didn't have to do everything". Uh huh. "It's going to be a tough decision where I play next year". C'mon. These quotes are so played out by NBA players each and everyday. The NBA needs to update its manual for players so we can all at least hear something new cause the game itself is getting old!



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: March 20, 2011 9:52 am
 

Deron Williams to miss rest of the season?

How exactly did you get the better of the ny trades? By getting a player who does not want to play for you?Rationalize it however you want but the nets will always be in ferior to the knicks. They have sucked for 10 years and the nets are still insignificant to ny basketball



Since: Dec 20, 2010
Posted on: March 20, 2011 8:15 am
 

Deron Williams to miss rest of the season?

Deron Williams is a good player. I hate when good players get hurt because good players are fun to watch.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: March 20, 2011 2:18 am
 

Deron Williams to miss rest of the season?

Williams is a soft Fa**ot


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