According to Tim Buckley at the D-News, Deron Williams isn't taking the team's prognosis of two weeks as written in stone:
"I'm not going to rule it out," Williams said. "But Doc (Jazz team physician Dr. Lyle Mason) says it's not looking too good for opening night, just the way it looks right now."
"I'm never happy to be out. I don't like missing games," said Williams, who played all 82 regular-season games last season. "So, I'm just going to try to get back as soon as possible. They put that timetable, but if I can get back before that, then I'm definitely going to do everything in my power to try."
Also an indication of why D-Will was a little testy with our friendly neighborhood beat writers after the Chicago game: he was scared.
"I heard something pop, so I thought first thing I had dislocated my ankle," said Williams, who today was speaking publicly about the sprain for the first time. "I don't know anything about injuries. But that was the first thing I was worried about. That was the first thought: I was going to miss the whole season."
Can't blame a guy for worrying. Oh, Deron also said that he doesn't blame Derrick Rose for the injury. So, there's that.