The Brooklyn Nets will go as far as Deron Williams leads them.
The Nets point guard has been dealing with an ankle injury and head coach Jason Kidd told ESPN New York that the ankle could lead Williams to miss the start of the regular season.
“This is going to be a question that we’re probably going to have to deal with every day until he does get the green light to go,” Kidd said Saturday.
“But we’re not rushing him. So if we have to start the season with him still trying to get better, I think we all feel comfortable, but we would feel a little bit more comfortable if he was starting.”
Asked after Saturday night’s 99-88 preseason loss to the Pistons about Williams possibly being out the first regular-season game and how it would change the mindset of the team in its next five preseason games, Kidd said, “I didn’t know he was out so … ”
Kidd later added: “I don’t go on ifs … right now we are playing with the guys that are dressed, and he is a day by day situation. If he is ready to go, he will play. We will just take it one day at a time. We got to focus on Sunday.”
Williams hurt the ankle during preseason workouts in Utah.