Nets' Deron Williams to have surgery on both ankles next week
May 22, 2014 at 4:51p ET
The Nets say the surgery will take place Tuesday and be performed by team foot and ankle specialist Dr. Martin O'Malley.
O'Malley says Thursday in a statement that Williams will have a bone chip removed from his right ankle, and spurs will be removed from the front and back of the left ankle.
Williams missed 18 games this season, 16 because of a sprained left ankle, and was limited to 14.3 points and 6.1 assists per game. The former All-Star and two-time Olympian said the ankle problems affected his confidence and limited what he was able to do on the court.