Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams will undergo surgery next week on both of his ankles, according to the Associated Press.
The May 27 surgery will remove a bone chip from his right ankle. Spurs will also be removed from the front and back of the left ankle, according to the report.
Williams, once regarded as one of the premiere point guards in the NBA, missed 18 games this past season, 16 of which were due to a sprained left ankle. The 29-year-old three time All-Star averaged 14.3 points and 6.1 assists per game, his lowest in both categories since his rookie year in 2005-06 with the Utah Jazz.
The Nets finished the season with a second round loss to the Miami Heat. Following the loss, it was reported that the team may put Williams on the trading block this offseason. He has approximately $63 million and three years remaining on his deal.
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