Deron Williams Back on Track After Hernia Surgery
Deron Williams had hernia surgery over the summer after a disappointing end to the season. Now he is back on track to full speed.
After somewhat of a resurgent season back home in Dallas, Deron Williams found himself hitting free agency after he elected to opt out of the final year on his deal. After agreeing to come back to Dallas on a one-year deal, Williams now looks to overcome his current obstacle of getting healthy.
Williams had an injury to his hernia back at the end of last season that eventually led to surgery this past summer. When talking to head coach Rick Carlisle about how Williams is doing in camp so far, he had this to say.
“He’s doing well health wise. Because he was unable to workout much this summer with his recovery from hernia surgery, he didn’t get to workout much. So he’s got to drop a few pounds here, but he’s on track to do that. I like where things are right now.”
Williams obviously hasn’t been 100% this summer as he tries to get back full speed, but this is encouraging comments coming from Carlisle. Naturally, not being able to workout at full speed over the summer has resulted in a few extra pounds, but Carlisle seemed confident that Williams will be getting back to game weight very quickly.
When Mavs beat writer, Earl K. Sneed, asked Carlisle about the importance of having Williams back as the starting point guard, Carlisle mentioned the importance of continuity.
"“Continuity in the NBA is important. I’m happy we got D-Will back along with Barea, Harris, Curry and we’ll see what else happens. Deron has had three good days so far and I see him continuing to make progress.”"
As Deron gets back to full speed, just hearing Carlisle list off the names at point guard on the roster was a reminder that Dallas has a lot of guys in the backcourt this coming season. That list could eventually grow considering that Jonathan Gibson and Kyle Collinsworth have spent time at point during camp this week.
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The player in which Dirk Nowitzki tabbed as their best player last season, Deron Williams looks to build off last year and get healthy for the upcoming season.