An MRI confirmed that Nets point guard Deron Williams has bone spurs in his left ankle. Williams faces offseason surgery but plans to play through the injury, which caused inflammation in the ankle during training camp . . . New Orleans guard Eric Gordon says his right knee injury is legitimate and he looks forward to playing for the Hornets. Gordon said that he had a setback after trying out for the US Olympic team, disputing speculation he’s showing his displeasure over the Hornets matching a four-year, $58 million offer from the Suns . . . Bobcats owner Michael Jordan said despite watching his club ‘‘hit rock bottom’’ during the most miserable season in NBA history that he’s ‘‘in it for the long haul’’ when it comes to seeing his struggling franchise transformed into a consistent winner. Charlotte finished last season 7-59 and with the worst winning percentage (.106) in league history.