As reported today by Stefan Bondy, Nets point guard Deron Williams (that phrase hasn’t gotten old yet) will be away from the team for two games to be with his wife as she gives birth to their fourth child. While having him away from the team will of course be a detriment – Jordan Farmar has just recently come back from injury himself, and Ben Uzoh/Sundiata Gaines aren’t fit to be second-string point guards – I can’t really be upset about this. When Deron left Utah, he had to leave his pregnant wife behind, and now that their child (a boy named Desmond) is soon to hit this earth, he absolutely should take the time to be with her.
The next two games the Nets have are both home games, the first against the Golden State Warriors and the second against the Los Angeles Clippers. Neither of those teams are great, but the Nets will definitely have their hands full. Golden State’s backcourt tandem of Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis is already difficult enough to deal with. However, Deron is expected back for Monday’s game against Boston, which is when he’ll really be needed.
On behalf of all of us at NaS, congrats to Deron & Amy on the addition to their family.