Deron Williams has bone spurs in ankle

Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King confirmed Thursday that an MRI revealed point guard Deron Williams has bone spurs in his left ankle and probably will have to undergo offseason surgery to have them “cleaned up.”

However, King downplayed the results and expects the injury to be “manageable.”

King said the bone spurs were causing inflammation in the point guard’s ankle. Williams needed a cortisone shot to ease the pain, missed two practices as a result, but expects to be fine during the season.

– Reported by Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York