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Williams (ankles) is healthy and getting into shape with the expectation that he'll be ready to participate when training camp opens at the end of September, Newsday reports.

Williams underwent surgery on both of his ankles at the end of May. He had arthroscopic surgery performed on his left ankle that included the removal of spurs from the front and back of the ankle and a cleaning out of his joint. While it's encouraging to hear that Williams is doing well in his rehab, the serial issues with his ankles last season limited Williams to 64 games, so there's going to be a certain level of skepticism at the start of the season about his ability to stay healthy.

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Deron Williams (ankle surgeries) is no longer wearing protective boots after a recent visit with his doctor.

It seems D-Will's rehab is on schedule, and he's expected to be cleared for full basketball activities in September. The removal of bone spurs in both of his ankles may address his chronic pain and soreness, but fantasy owners should hedge their bets on draft day. Williams' scoring has dropped for three consecutive seasons, falling to 14.3 points in 64 games last year.

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Deron Williams had surgery on both of his ankles on Tuesday, and he's expected to resume full basketball activities in September.

D-Will had a bone chip removed from his right ankle and bone spurs removed from his left ankle, and he'll be on crutches for the next 4-6 weeks. He admitted to a loss of confidence in his abilities and he averaged only 14.3 points and 6.1 assists per game this year. His ongoing ankle problems will make him a risky fantasy pick next season, though his timetable puts him on pace to be fully recovered for training camp.

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The Brooklyn Nets announced on Thursday that point guard Deron Williams will have surgery on both ankles on May 27.

He mentioned in his exit interview that he anticipated having offseason ankle surgery, and now a date has been set. Williams will reportedly have a bone chip removed from his right ankle while his left will be scoped for removal of bone spurs. He is coming off a very disappointing postseason, averaging only 14.5 points and 5.8 assists in 12 games played. Rumors of the Nets seeking a trade partner willing to take the oft-injured point guard off their hands have already begun to surface, but with $63 million remaining on his contract, moving Williams will be very difficult.

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The Nets reportedly "will not rule out" the possibility of trading Deron Williams this summer.

The goal would be to "retool" the roster around Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez, in the hopes that Brooklyn could get enough production from veterans Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to make another run at a championship. D-Will is scheduled to have MRIs on both of his balky ankles this week and said he anticipates arthroscopic surgery, which could complicate any attempt to trade him and the $63 million remaining on his contract.

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Deron Williams said on Thursday that he anticipates needing surgery on both of his ankles "just to clean stuff out."

He has an MRI set for Friday and it sounds as if surgery is imminent, although he did mention it will not be "anything major." Williams acknowledged that his ankles affected his play this season, especially during the Nets 4-1 series loss to the Heat where he averaged only 11.2 points. "I feel like I've kind of let people down, so I don't like feeling like that," he said. "I used to step on the court and feel like I was the best player no matter who I played against, so I gotta get back to that." Nets fans and fantasy owners alike hope offseason surgery can help Williams return to all-NBA form.

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Deron Williams scored 17 points with four boards, four assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in Wednesday's loss to the Heat.

He was taking a ton of off-balance jumpers, but Williams made some strides as this series moved along. He failed to score in Game 2 and finished the series with averages of 11.2 points, 4.6 boards, 6.2 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.6 triples on 36.7 percent from the field. Obviously, this wasn't what the Nets were hoping to get out of their star guard, and D-Will is going to have a sour taste in his mouth this offseason.

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Deron Williams and Joe Johnson combined to hit just 10-of-29 shots as the Nets lost Game 4 to the Heat by the score of 102-96 on Monday.

Williams finished with 13 points, six rebounds and seven assists on the night and Johnson had 18 points, three rebounds, two assists and two threes. Williams passed up a relatively open look off of penetration to give the ball to Johnson in a bad spot and that was the tipping point in the loss. The series heads back to Miami for Game 5 on Wednesday with the Heat in control up three games to one.

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Deron Williams hit just 3-of-11 shots and one 3-pointer for nine points and 11 assists in Saturday's Game 3 win over the Heat.

Williams hasn't looked very good in the playoffs and didn't even score in his previous game, so tonight was a step forward, albeit a small one.

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Deron Williams failed to score against the Heat in Thursday's Game 2 loss, adding seven boards, six assists and two turnovers in 37 minutes.

Yikes. Williams actually got some decent looks with four of his nine shots coming at the rim. The Nets only had six makes at the rim in Game 1, and at least they were able to get to the basket with 32 points in the paint. Obviously, they're just overmatched in this series and it's hard to believe they were in this game until the fourth quarter. Deron will look to bounce back on Saturday after putting up the worst 0-for of his career.