The Brooklyn Nets made two of the biggest splashes of the offseason.
First, they hired one of their former players, point guard Jason Kidd, as their head coach. Kidd, a future Hall-of-Famer, played for the New York Knicks last season.
Then, they pulled off a blockbuster deal, acquiring two other future Hall-of-Famers from the Boston Celtics in swingman Paul Pierce and big man Kevin Garnett.
With swingman Joe Johnson, center Brook Lopez and point guard Deron Williams already in the fold, the Nets figure to have one of the best starting lineups in all of basketball.
However, things aren’t off to a great start.
Per the Associated Press, Williams has a sprained ankle. According to the report, Williams was injured while training in Utah and is in a walking boot, but is expected to be ready when the Nets open training camp at Duke University on October 1.
Last season, Williams averaged 18.9 points, 7.7 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game. He shot 44.0% from the floor, 37.8% from beyond the arc and 85.9% from the charity stripe.