Deron Williams Out For Three Games (at least); Sundiata Gaines Signed Through Next Season

Two interesting pieces of news came out of Nets camp today.

Firstly, Nets beat writers have reported that the Nets will be shutting down Deron Williams for three games, and will re-evaluate after Wednesday’s game against Cleveland. It seems like there’s a good chance that Deron will be shut down for the remainder of the season, but there’s no guarantee yet.

Likely on a related note, Stefan Bondy reports that fan favorite Sundiata Gaines signed a multi-year deal with the Nets, one that extends into next season. Gaines is averaging five points and three assists per game in his short stint with New Jersey and has played impressive defense as well.

The playoffs, which were a very distant possibility in the first place, look impossible now, but that’s fine with me. It makes more sense to rest Deron and have him at 100% later than to risk further injury on a near-impossible prayer.