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Deron Williams Sits With Bruised Wrist

MILWAUKEE – After aggravating his bruised right wrist on Tuesday, Deron Williams missed his first game of the season Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Playing the second game of a back-to-back with a day off looming on Thursday, the Brooklyn Nets believed Wednesday was a good opportunity to rest Williams.

C.J. Watson started in place of Williams.

Williams is day-to-day and could return as soon as Friday night at home against the Charlotte Bobcats, and the Nets are confident his injury is not a major issue.

“It’s been flaring up all throughout the season and it seems like every time he falls, he falls right down on that wrist,” Avery Johnson said.

“Any time a guy has a problem with his shooting hand and his shooting hand is not 100 percent, I’m sure that’s going to have some sort of effect. I think that it’s something he’ll get through.”

Williams, averaging 16.6 points on 39.8 percent shooting this season, didn’t have to receive any treatment on his wrist before Wednesday’s game.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM
 

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