The Nets have announced that Deron Williams will have season-ending surgery on his injured wrist. Follow Al Iannazzone on Twitter for emerging details (as Nets fans, you should just follow Al regardless).
Well, this certainly makes Deron’s comeback last week against the Knicks look mighty stupid. I’m sure the company line will be that he wasn’t going to injure his wrist anymore and that DWill is a competitor and wanted to play, but if surgery was inevitable, he should have been shut down for good the second the Nets lost to Milwaukee a few weeks ago, unofficially sinking their longshot playoff chances. I found myself questioning a lot lately what’s the top priority around Newark — marketing and exposure, or the actual long-term health of this franchise and winning games?