D-Will inching closer to return

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams went through a full practice Sunday and is being listed as questionable for Monday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

“I feel pretty good,” Williams said. “I guess it’s just how I feel tomorrow when I wake up.”

With snow coming into the area, the Nets have canceled Monday's shootaround.

Williams has missed the past 11 games due to a rib cartilage fracture. The Nets struggled without him, ranking 25th in offensive efficiency (97.3 points per 100 possessions) in the month of January.

The pending return of Williams means that starter Jarrett Jack will actually be able to get some rest. Jack sat for just 47 seconds of Brooklyn’s overtime loss to the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

Because Williams has played just four minutes over the past 13 games due to injury and third-stringer turned backup Darius Morris has been mostly ineffective, Jack has averaged 37.4 minutes over that span.

The Nets (18-28) have lost four straight and are 2-12 in their past 14 games.

Williams, 30, is averaging 13.9 points and 6.3 assists on 39.6 percent shooting this season. He had been coming off the bench before getting injured.

“We’ve slipped into the ninth spot in the East, people are on our heels, so I’ve been wanting to play,” Williams said.