Deron Williams can’t dunk, but he’ll play

After some big dunks last season — most notably over Indiana Pacers center/tower Roy Hibbert — Deron Williams has yet to dunk once in a Brooklyn Nets uniform. According to him, it isn’t by choice:

“Yeah, it’s definitely affected me a lot. I can’t jump. I haven’t dunked. I can’t dunk. Even if I tried off one leg, I can’t dunk. So it’s definitely affected me. You think about it, when I’m going into the lane and make a move, a hard jump-stop hurts. Any hard impact, or hard move, it hurts … It’s definitely been a concern, that’s a big reason I did the PRP.”

PRP is platelet-rich plasma, a treatment to help relieve the synovitis Williams experiences in both ankles. Williams sat the last two games before the All-Star break to rest, and expects to play today vs. Milwaukee.

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  1. I don’t like his comment that he doesn’t have the option of sitting longer. Why not? The team definitely has enough talent to keep rolling with CJ/Tyshawn at PG in the short term.

  2. I have so much respect for Deron despite his less-than-stellar production on the court. It’s clear that he hasn’t been 100% this season, but he feels an obligation to play hard for the team. Hopefully next year he can come back totally healthy.