The Brooklyn Nets say Deron Williams’ injured rib will sideline the point guard for the remainder of their three-game road trip.
“The team is tanking, and to have a guy just to represent your organization, I have a problem with that. You have to take care of yourself and your body long-term. Shut it down now.”
Through 20 games, Miller has scored five goals and collected five assists. That’s solid production for a player who has mostly been getting bottom-six minutes.
Williams was diagnosed with fractured left rib cartilage last week and the Nets said he would be reevaluated later this week.
The Nets said Thursday that an MRI revealed a fracture of the cartilage portion of the left 12th rib and that Williams will be evaluated in a week. There is no timetable for his return.
Carmelo Anthony left the New York Knicks’ game at Portland on Sunday night with a sore left knee.
New York Jets Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold and wide receiver Percy Harvin will likely be game-time decisions for the season finale against the Dolphins in Miami because of injuries.
Watching rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. running past and around opponents is fueling Victor Cruz’s comeback from knee surgery.
Rontez Miles’ season debut for the New York Jets never made it to game day.
“Ultimately that has to be the player’s decision, in terms of what he feels like is best for him and his career. Also, what’s best for the team,” head coach Derek Fisher said.
Coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday that Harvin suffered a third-degree sprain two weeks ago at Minnesota, meaning the ligament is completely torn.
Could it get any worse without the injured Carmelo Anthony? Well, yes.
Things could go from bad to worse for the slumping Knicks. Melo says a left knee injury that has been bothering him much of this season isn’t getting better.
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez has a strained lower back and will miss at least a week.
Nick Folk hopes to be back kicking field goals for the New York Jets this weekend.