Nets' Deron Williams (ribs) will return Monday

Monday February 2nd, 2015

Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams will play Monday against the Los Angeles Clippers after missing the last 11 games with a rib injury, the team announced

Jarrett Jack will get the start at point guard but Williams will be available off the bench, head coach Lionel Hollins told reporters

Williams was diagnosed with a fracture in his rib cartilage on Jan. 8. The injury occurred on Jan. 4. Williams sat out one game and attempted to return on Jan. 7 but was only able to play four minutes. He missed Brooklyn's next 11 games and the team went 2-9. 

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The Nets (18-28) are currently in ninth place in the Eastern Conference. 

Williams is averaging 13.9 points and 6.3 assists per game this season. He was reportedly targeted by the Sacramento Kings in a trade earlier this season.

- Dan Gartland

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