deron williams

Brooklyn Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo admitted that Deron Williams is going to be playing at less than full strength for the rest of the season.

“He’s not gonna be 100 percent,” Carlesimo said during a Thursday interview on ESPN New York 98.7 FM “The Mike Lupica Show.” “The reality is he’s not gonna be 100 percent this year, and I think that’s the thing that a lot of people are having difficult grasping.

“He’s playing dinged up. His ankles are not good at all. And that wrist has been a problem for him all year.”

Williams has been hampered by a slew of injuries in 2012-13 but has missed just three games. Prior to the season, he had a cortisone shot because of bone spurs in his left ankle and admitted that he would need offseason surgery to clean it out.

– Reported by Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York