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Deron Williams not going to London for Nets' game against Hawks

Deron Williams looks on before a game against

Deron Williams looks on before a game against the Knicks at Barclays Center. (Dec. 5, 2013) Credit: Jim McIsaac

Deron Williams' return from his latest ankle injury won't be happening in London.

The Nets announced Sunday that Williams didn't accompany the team Sunday night on its overseas trip for a game against the Hawks at O2 Arena on Thursday, meaning he'll miss his fifth straight game.

Williams had platelet-rich plasma therapy on both ankles last week and also received cortisone shots in each ankle after spraining his left ankle three times this season. He was in a walking boot early last week.

After re-evaluating him over the weekend, the Nets apparently believe it best to go the conservative route. Williams already has sat out 15 games this season because of injuries.

New York Sports