deron williams

Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams said Thursday that he’ll miss the team’s next three preseason games as he continues to recover from a sprained right ankle.

Williams said he will not play against the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday and the Boston Celtics on Tuesday.

Williams could make his preseason debut Oct. 17 against the Miami Heat. The Nets open the regular season on Oct. 30 in Cleveland.

Reported by Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York