Deron Williams’ Wrist Still Not 100% Healthy

by August 29, 2011

Deron Williams was back in Utah for a charity event, and during a wide-ranging Q&A with the Salt Lake Tribune, he admitted that his surgically-repaired wrist wasn’t completely healthy yet (and touched on a number of other subjects): “Ready to get to Turkey: ‘Yeah, I’m just sick of hearing about why am I going to Turkey? Or when am I going, or when am I coming back? So hopefully when I get over there I won’t hear those questions anymore, because it’s everyday.’ Europe horror stories: ‘That doesn’t scare me. I saw that Rick Reilly interview — that doesn’t scare me. I don’t think my situation is going to be similar to some of those guys’ situations, for one. I’ve met the president, I’ve met the GM, I’ve met a lot of the guys in the organization. They’re pretty much pulling out all of the stops for me. … I talked to [Mehmet Okur] about it, he’s probably going to be over there part of the time while I’m over there, so that’ll be good. Ninety-five percent of the people I’ve talked to about Turkey have good things to say about Turkey.’ … Jazz fans’ reaction: ‘There’s more positive people than negative people. I get guys on Twitter that are still angry with me. Call me ‘Coach Killer’ and all type of stuff. That’s going to happen everywhere you go. No matter where you go you’re going to have people that hate you, people that love you.’ 100-percent health, wrist: ‘Yeah, yeah. I wouldn’t say 100 percent. I’ve still got to do some strengthening and breaking up scar tissue. I think that’s a process with any surgery.'”