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Deron Williams Of New Jersey Nets To Miss Rest Of Season

Deron Williams, star point guard for the New Jersey Nets, will undergo surgery on his right wrist today and will miss the remainder of the NBA season. The Nets (24-54) have only four games left.

Williams underwent an MRI on Wednesday that revealed bone fragments as well as the buildup of scar tissue in his right wrist, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. The surgery is being performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

Williams averaged 15 points and 12.8 assists in 12 games for the Nets after being acquired Feb. 23 in a trade for Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, a pair of first-round draft picks and cash.

Williams missed several games recently due to the wrist injury, but had returned to the lineup in an effort to finish the season. The Nets are expected to release further details about the injury following completion of the surgery later today.

Williams, of course, is the centerpiece of the Nets' plans to revitalize the franchise as they look toward a move to Brooklyn in 2012. The Nets face the New York Knicks tonight.