The two-time All Star will have bone fragments and scar tissue removed from his right wrist in an operation on Monday, general manager Billy King said Friday before the Nets played the New York Knicks at the Prudential Center.
Nets coach Avery Johnson said power forward Kris Humphries, the league’s fifth leading rebounder (10.4), also is going to miss the last four games because of sprained ankle and bruised heel in his right foot.
A “fine-cut MRI” was taken and it disclosed the bone fragments and scarring, King said, noting the injury did not get worse after the trade. It just wasn’t detected until the more advanced MRI was taken, he said.
“The doctor told me some of those particles had been there for a while, so you could tell he didn’t do any more damage” King said.
Williams averaged 15 points and 12.8 assists in a dozen games with the Nets. His last game was memorable. The 26-year-old hit a game-winning shot and matched his career high with 21 assists in a win over Minnesota on Tuesday night.