NetLinks: Can Deron Williams’s Ankles Be Fixed?

Deron Williams
Deron Williams (AP)
Deron Williams ankle injury
Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? (AP)

Good morning. Thank you for your continued support of The Brooklyn Game. Here’s some Nets news and notes from around the ‘net:

  • An exhaustive history of Deron Williams’s ankle injuries brings up a salient point. Williams never had the debridement surgery on his ankles to remove bone chips. If he still has chips in his ankle, it may be what’s causing his latest issues. Williams had a round of platelet-rich plasma therapy treatment this week to help speed up his recovery time, which helped his game immensely last year. Will it work again? And if Williams still has bone chips and has the debridement in the offseason, could that be the answer to his woes?
  • Meanwhile, Mikhail Prokhorov’s in the French Alps.
  • The Nets have not officially listed their nickname jerseys yet (though a cursory glance at the team store gives us some answers). But it won’t be the first time the Nets franchise has had nickname jerseys: you just have to go all the way back to when they were the Americans.
  • “We’re undefeated this year.” -Alan Anderson, channeling the spirit of fallen Nets PR.
  • A Brooklyn Bowl will open in London this month, right around the time the Nets play the Hawks there at 02 Arena.
  • After a busy first year, Barclays Center shows no signs of slowing down. It almost has to, considering it’s making significantly less than expected.