And they may have to also face the Knicks on Thursday without their starting point guard. Williams (ankle) will miss his seventh straight game with a left ankle injury and Jason Kidd could either start Tyshawn Taylor or Shaun Livingston against the Nuggets. Kidd started Taylor in the Nets' last game, a win over Memphis.
Williams is also already listed as doubtful for what will certainly feel like a big game against the Knicks. Both teams are struggling out of the gate and neither wants to enhance their struggles with a loss to their rival. The Knicks have lost nine straight games.
Kidd said he had no further update on Williams' ankle injury. Williams has played a total of 18 minutes in two of the last 10 games after spraining and re-spraining his left ankle.