NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 1:35 AM
Nets fans now might have to wait until next year to boo Deron Williams.
Williams, now with the Mavericks, strained his left hamstring Tuesday in Dallas’ 103-99 loss to Toronto and left the game in the third quarter.
This puts Williams’ return to Brooklyn Wednesday in jeopardy.
“The last thing I want to do is miss this game tomorrow,” Williams said after the game. “It’s definitely frustrating.”
Frustrating is also one way to describe his tenure with the Nets, who waived the grumpy guard in July buying out the remaining two years and $ 43.3 million of his contract for $ 27.5 million. Williams, 31, then signed a two-year, $ 10 million deal with his hometown Mavs.
Williams’ five-year run in Brooklyn will ultimately be remembered as a disappointment. He re-signed with the Nets in 2012, spurning the Mavericks and netting a five-year deal worth nearly $ 100 million. Williams slogged through a rough 2014-15 season in Brooklyn, averaging just 13.3 points and 6.6 assists while shooting a career-low 39%.
— Staff and wire reports