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Deron Williams Won’t Play Against Nets After Scathing Comments About Time With Former Team

Dec. 1, 2015 - DERON WILLIAMS (8) drives to the hoop. The Portland Trailblazers hosted the Dallas Mavericks at the Moda Center on December 1, 2015. (Photo by David Blair/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire)
David Blair/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire

Dallas Mavericks point guard Deron Williams will miss Wednesday night’s game against his former team, the Brooklyn Nets, due to a hamstring injury.

The 31-year-old suffered the injury in the Mavericks’ loss to the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday.

This comes right after Williams had some scathing comments about his time with the Nets. In an interview with Michael Lee of Yahoo Sports, the veteran point guard said playing with the Nets made him question if he wanted to play basketball anymore:

“It took a lot out of me, man, those three years. Some of the hardest in my life,” Williams told Yahoo Sports of his time in Brooklyn. “Made me question if I even wanted to play basketball when I was done with that contract.”

Williams was bought out by the Nets this past summer after four-plus seasons with the team, with the last three coming after the move to Brooklyn. That time was marred by injuries and disappointing play, and things reached a new low last season when he shot under 39 percent from the field.

Williams has enjoyed a bit of a resurgence back home in Dallas, but now that nasty injury bug has bit him again. He’s scheduled for an MRI to determine the severity of his new injury.

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