Nov 15, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams (8) holds his ankle while laying on the court in the first half of the game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Nets' Deron Williams will not play Thursday vs. Knicks

It has been announced that Deron Williams, guard for the Brooklyn Nets, will miss yet another game for the team as they take on the New York Knicks on Thursday night.

From ESPN,

Williams will miss his eighth straight game thanks to the injury and 10th game overall. There is no timetable for his return.

He originally hurt his ankle Nov. 15 in Phoenix, which caused him to miss two games. He returned Nov. 20 in Charlotte, reaggravated the injury, and hasn’t played since.

Tyshawn Taylor has been starting recently in Williams’ absence, with Shaun Livingston backing him up.

Williams, 28, had been averaging just 9.3 points and six assists per game. His Player Efficiency Rating of 13 is below the league average.

Williams will b joined on the bench by teammates Paul Pierce (hand), Jason Terry (knee), and Andrei Kirilenko (back).

The Nets need to start getting more wins, or new head coach Jason Kidd could be on his way out  after just one season. His seat is getting hotter and hotter after each loss.

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