Deron Williams (ankle) practices fully

Updated: October 24, 2013, 4:38 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to

Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams practiced fully Thursday, a team spokesman confirmed.

It's the first time Williams has done so since spraining his right ankle during an offseason workout in Utah.

Williams had been limited in practice and has yet to play in a preseason game. He finally did some 5-on-5 half-court contact stuff Tuesday, then made it through the team's morning shootaround without any setbacks Wednesday.

The Nets are less than a week from their Oct. 30 regular-season opener in Cleveland. It has been Williams' goal to play in that game.

The Nets have not announced whether Williams will play in the team's preseason finale Friday night in Miami.

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