Deron Williams will miss Wednesday’s game vs. the Golden State Warriors and be reevaluated later in the week after receiving platelet-rich plasma treatment and cortisone shots in both his ankles, the Nets announced Tuesday.
There is no timetable for Williams’ recovery, and he may miss Friday’s game vs. the Miami Heat.
In the short term, this is bad news for the Nets, who face this challenging two-game stretch on a three-game 2014 win streak. Without Williams’ production and leadership, one might question Brooklyn’s ability to compete in either of these two games. If Williams’ PRP treatments last year are any indication, though, this will be great news from a season-outlook standpoint.
Williams suffered mightily from sprained ankles last season and underwent the PRP treatment during the All-Star break, after which he was a completely different player, reminiscent of his peak self. Williams’ on-court limping and lack of athleticism remind me of him before his treatment last year, so the hope is that the treatment will mirror last year’s results.