Williams could make his preseason debut Oct. 17 against the Miami Heat. The Nets open the regular season on Oct. 30 in Cleveland.
"[My ankle's] getting better everyday," Williams said after signing autographs at a Nets community event in Brooklyn. "(We're) taking it slow, but with the goal of being ready for Game 1 [of the regular season]."
Williams hurt his ankle during an offseason workout in Utah.
Nets coach Jason Kidd said Thursday that Williams is only doing some light shooting. Kidd did not have a timetable as far as when his point guard would return to full-contact practice.