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Deron Williams Needs To Get Back Strong


Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams underwent surgery on his ankles this week. Procedures on both ankles removed bone fragments from the area and cleaned the ankle joints. Despite having a long rehabilitation process ahead he is expected to be ready for training camp.

D-Will is going to spend his next four to six weeks walking on crutches to ease the pressure on his ankles. After that he starts rehab, only to move to light court activities in August.

Deron had to fight a lot of criticism this year regarding his inconsistency. He averaged 14.3 points, 6.1 assists and a career high 1.45 steals in 64 games played. For a man that was considered one of the best point guards of the league a few years back his season was one to forget. These numbers were his lowest since he was a rookie. His confidence was low, his numbers were low, the disappointment was high.

His contract ends in 2017 so Nets fans can only hope Deron gets his game together and performs the way he is expected to. Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce aren’t going to stick around for long to carry the team on their shoulders. Let’s hope he recovers well and can think forward about what kind of player he wants to be reminded as when it’s all said and done.

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