Deron Williams injured, out tonight vs. Milwaukee

Deron Williams will miss his first game of the season tonight with a bruised right wrist, the Nets announced tonight. Williams has dealt with wrist injuries since being traded to the Nets in February of 2010, even undergoing surgery in April of 2011. Williams said earlier this season that his current wrist issues have no connection to that surgery.


The Nets are 13.4 points better per 100 possessions with Williams off the floor this season, with the difference mostly coming on the defensive end; the Nets allow 106.7 points per 100 possessions with Williams on the floor and just 93.5 with him off the court.

Nets backup point guard C.J. Watson will presumably start in Williams’ place.