Deron Williams Will Not Be 100 Percent This Year (Mazzeo Audio)

Updated: February 21, 2013

As we have all known for weeks, P.J. Carlesimo finally came out in a ESPN NY radio interview and said that Deron Williams will not be 100 percent this year.  This is not breaking news to Nets fans although it is the first time the head coach admitted it publicly.

Williams has synovitis in both his ankles and had platelet-rich plasma therapy on Feb. 11 and, as planned, will get cortisone shots in the ankles today.  The condition is not something that will go away during the season and only rest will help the problem.

I give credit to Williams for playing in the Olympics and also coming in early to start to get to know his new teammates.  That was a decision he probably now regrets but i understand his motives and give him a pass for breaking down during the season.  Hopefully he will learn from this and rest his body this summer and come back strong.

Mike Mazzeo ESPNNY

Brooklyn Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo admitted that Deron Williams is going to be playing at less than full strength for the rest of the season.

“He’s not gonna be 100 percent,” Carlesimo said during a Thursday interview on ESPN New York 98.7 FM “The Mike Lupica Show.” “The reality is he’s not gonna be 100 percent this year, and I think that’s the thing that a lot of people are having difficult grasping.

“He’s playing dinged up. His ankles are not good at all. And that wrist has been a problem for him all year.”

PJ Carlesimo says D-Will won’t be 100 percent again this season.

Williams has been hampered by a slew of injuries in 2012-13 but has missed just three games. Prior to the season, he had a cortisone shot because of bone spurs in his left ankle and admitted that he would need offseason surgery to clean it out.

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