Report: Deron Willams to play Monday

Updated: March 13, 2011, 4:49 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams returned to practice Sunday and will play on Monday night against the Boston Celtics, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.

Williams had missed the previous two games due to the birth of he and his wife's fourth child.

Williams told the Star-Ledger that his right wrist continues to bother him and will not fully heal until he gets 3-4 weeks of rest.

In five games with New Jersey, the 26-year-old All-Star is averaging 15.8 points and 15.2 assists.

Mike Mazzeo is a regular contributor to ESPNNewYork.com.

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