Report: Deron Willams to play Monday

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.