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Nets coach Lionel Hollins: Deron Williams' health highlight of preseason

NEW YORK -- Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins said point guard Deron Williams' health “has been the highlight” of the preseason.

“[Deron] is a good player,” Hollins said Monday. “For me, it’s just the fact that he is healthy, that he is able to move, he is able to push and attack. I am happy for him.”

Williams had 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals in 27 minutes in Brooklyn’s 99-88 preseason victory over Philadelphia at Barclays Center.

“I’m still getting there, I’m still getting my feet under me,” said Williams, who underwent offseason surgery on both of his ankles and was once again seen with a wrap on his right wrist/thumb. “I’ve only been running since Sept. 1, so it’s still getting there. It’s still a process, there’s still scar tissue in my ankles, and I’m just working through it. But I feel good, I feel a lot better than last year, so I just continue to get my lift back, game by game.”

Williams and his teammates are still recovering from the eight-day trip to China.

“We’re still getting China out of us, still getting back into a rhythm,” he said.

“It’s tough. It’s tough to get back on schedule.”

Will Williams play in the team’s preseason finale in Boston on Wednesday?

He isn’t sure. But chances are this just may be it for him before the regular season begins at TD Garden on Oct. 29.

• Rookie Bojan Bogdanovic went 0-for-3 from 3-point range and has made just 1 of his past 12 attempts from long range after starting 2-for-4 from beyond the arc against Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Overall, he’s 3-for-16 from 3-point range during the preseason (18.8 percent).

Bogdanovic said it was going to be an adjustment moving out to a long 3-point line by distance. So far, it has been.

It’s just the preseason, but still, the 25-year-old’s 3-point shooting struggles are definitely something to keep an eye on going forward.