Deron Williams has battled ankle issues this season, and P.J. Carlesimo was adamant on Thursday that his point guard will have to battle through the pain the remainder of the year.

"The reality is he’s not gonna be 100 percent this year," Carlesimo said. "... His ankles are not good at all."

Williams has averaged 16.9 points on just 40.6 percent shooting and 7.6 assists this season.

Williams missed the Brooklyn Nets' final two games before the All-Star break last week in order to rest his ankles.