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Nets Guard Deron Williams to Undergo Surgery on Both Ankles

Nets Guard Deron Williams to Undergo Surgery on Both Ankles

NBA via Brooklyn Nets(NEW YORK) — Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams will undergo surgery on both ankles next week, the team announced Thursday.
“He will have a bone chip removed from his right ankle, and the left ankle will have an arthroscopic cleanout with removal of spurs from both the front and back of the ankle,” team foot and ankle specialist Dr. Martin O’Malley, who will perform the surgery, said in a statement issued by the team.
For the past two seasons, Williams has been plagued by persistent injuries in both of his ankles. He has received multiple cortisone shots and platelet-rich-plasma injections to help ease the pain, but the problem has not gone away.
Williams averaged just 14.3 points and 6.1 assists in 64 games during the regular season for the Nets, the lowest totals since his rookie year. In 12 playoff games, he averaged 14.5 points and 5.8 assists.  The Nets were eliminated by the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The procedures are scheduled for next Tuesday. The 29-year-old Williams still has three years and $63.1 million remaining on his deal with the Nets.
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Nets’ Brook Lopez Out for Season

Nets’ Brook Lopez Out for Season

NBA via Brooklyn Nets (NEW YORK) — Brooklyn Nets All-Star center Brook Lopez will be out the remainder of the season with a broken foot, according to league sources.
Lopez suffered the injury during the second half of Friday night’s game against the 7…

Pierce, Garnett Top Rivers as Nets Cruise to Victory

Pierce, Garnett Top Rivers as Nets Cruise to Victory

NBA via Brooklyn Nets(BROOKLYN) –  Joe Johnson and Andray Blatche scored 21 points each as the Brooklyn Nets blasted the Clippers 102-93 on Thursday night.
Brooklyn’s victory made forwards Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett winners against former head…

Nets’ GM Billy King Says the Team’s Window to Win Title is Now

Nets’ GM Billy King Says the Team’s Window to Win Title is Now

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(DURHAM, N.C.) — With talented — yet aging — roster, if the Brooklyn Nets are to win a title, it has to be this year, if you ask general manager Billy King.
During the offseason, the Nets went all out to upgrade their roste…

Paul Pierce: Time for Nets to Run New York City

Paul Pierce: Time for Nets to Run New York City

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — New York has always been a Knicks town, but in Paul Pierce’s mind, it’s time for a change.
Pierce was acquired from the Boston Celtics along with Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry earlier this offseason in an attemp…

Paul Pierce: Time for Nets to Run New York City

Paul Pierce: Time for Nets to Run New York City

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — New York has always been a Knicks town, but in Paul Pierce’s mind, it’s time for a change.
Pierce was acquired from the Boston Celtics along with Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry earlier this offseason in an attemp…

Nets, Celtics Make Blockbuster Trade Official

Nets, Celtics Make Blockbuster Trade Official

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images (NEW YORK) –  The Brooklyn Nets have officially acquired Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Jason Terry in a blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics, the teams announced Friday.
The Nets sent Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphri…

Brook Lopez Undergoes Foot Surgery

Brook Lopez Undergoes Foot Surgery

NBA via Brooklyn Nets (NEW YORK) –  Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez had the screw in his surgically repaired right foot replaced, team general manager Billy King announced Monday.
Doctors discovered that the screw was bent when Lopez took his po…

Nets Announce P.J. Carlesimo Is Out as Head Coach

Nets Announce P.J. Carlesimo Is Out as Head Coach

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J) –  The Brooklyn Nets have a head coaching vacancy just one day after being eliminated from the NBA playoffs.
The team announced Sunday that it will not bring back interim coach P.J. Carlesimo.  …

Nets Stave Off Elimination in Rout of Bulls

Nets Stave Off Elimination in Rout of Bulls

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(NEW YORK) –  The Brooklyn Nets set out to make sure that they will live to fight another day.
They were able to do just that as they crushed the Chicago Bulls 110-91 on Monday night, cutting the Bulls’ lead to 3-2 in th…

Bulls Outlast Nets 142-134 In Triple Overtime Thriller

Bulls Outlast Nets 142-134 In Triple Overtime Thriller

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CHICAGO) –  The Brooklyn Nets held a 14-point lead over the Chicago Bulls late in the fourth quarter, thinking they would head back to Brooklyn with homecourt advantage and the series tied.
That was when Nate Robinso…

Bulls Nip Nets, Take 2-1 Series Lead

Bulls Nip Nets, Take 2-1 Series Lead

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The Brooklyn Nets scored 17 points in the first 5:36 minutes of the game and then proceeded to miss 25 of its next 26 field goals as they fell to the Chicago Bulls, 79 to 76. The Bulls now have a 2-1 lead in thei…

Bulls Bump Nets 90-82 to Even Series

Bulls Bump Nets 90-82 to Even Series

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(BROOKLYN) –  If there is any way to rebound from a blowout loss, the Chicago Bulls have found it.
After a 17-point loss in Game 1, the Bulls used stifling defense to defeat the Brooklyn Nets 90-82 on Monday night to eve…

Nets Crush Bulls, 106-89

Nets Crush Bulls, 106-89

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(BROOKLYN) –  The Nets were clicking on all cylinders in the franchise’s first playoff game in Brooklyn.
Deron Williams had 22 points and seven assists, Brook Lopez added 21 and the Nets crushed the Chicago Bulls 106-89 on …

Lakers Run Past Nets 92-83

Lakers Run Past Nets 92-83

NBA via Los Angeles Lakers(NEW YORK) –  The Los Angeles Lakers continued to get back on track with an impressive short-handed 92-83 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night.
The Lakers (23-26) were without starters Dwight Howard and Metta …

Brook Lopez Selected To Replace Rajon Rondo On All-Star Team

Brook Lopez Selected To Replace Rajon Rondo On All-Star Team

Brooklyn Nets/NBA(NEW YORK) — Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez has been chosen to replace injured Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo on the Eastern Conference All-Star team, NBA commissioner David Stern announced Wednesday.Rondo, who was voted int…

Lopez And Nets Take Care Of Cavs, 103-100

Lopez And Nets Take Care Of Cavs, 103-100

Brooklyn Nets/NBA(NEW YORK) — Brook Lopez scored a season-high 35 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as the Brooklyn Nets (16-14) bounced the Cleveland Cavaliers (7-25) Saturday night, 103-100. The Nets improved to 2-0 under interim head coach P.J. Ca…

Lopez Returning to the Nets

Lopez Returning to the Nets

Brooklyn Nets/NBA(NEW YORK) — The Brooklyn Nets re-signed center Brook Lopez to a four-year, $60 million max deal, a league source told ESPNNewYork.com’s Mike Mazzeo.
The deal ends speculation that the Nets could trade Lopez in a deal for Orlando Magi…

Brook Lopez Out Three Weeks with Right Ankle Sprain

Brook Lopez Out Three Weeks with Right Ankle Sprain

New Jersey Nets/NBA(NEW YORK) — Luck is not on Brook Lopez’s side. After just missing 33 games with a broken right foot, the New Jersey Nets’ center will now miss the next three weeks with a right ankle sprain.
Lopez suffered the injury during the thi…

Nets Center Brook Lopez Out with Broken Foot, Team Trades for Okur

Nets Center Brook Lopez Out with Broken Foot, Team Trades for Okur

National Basketball Association(NEW YORK) — Just days before the NBA season is set to begin, the New Jersey Nets have lost one of their best players for the foreseeable future. Center Brook Lopez suffered a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot…

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