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Deron Williams | Guard

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 209
College: Illinois
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The Mavericks are reportedly encouraged by what they've seen from Deron Williams this offseason.
Williams has looked quick and lean in informal AAC workouts, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas as the 31-year-old knows he has a lot to prove. While Williams will look for a fresh start in Dallas, he only averaged 13.0 points, 6.6 assists, and 3.5 rebounds in 68 games with the Nets last season and shouldn't be taken any earlier than the middle rounds of fantasy drafts. Sep 1 - 9:47 AM

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Devin Harris said that he thinks Deron Williams will be "rejuvenated" in Dallas this season.

"I know what kind of player he is. I know he’s excited to be rejuvenated here, especially coming back home," Harris said of Williams. "And you know, hopefully he can kind of rejuvenate what he’s been doing, play at a high level and get us to where we need to be." Williams averaged 13.0 points, 6.6 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 68 games with the Nets last season, but he should be thrilled to have a fresh start in Dallas and should improve upon those numbers. Williams will only be worth a look after the middle rounds of drafts due to his inconsistency and inability to stay healthy.
Source: Mavs.com
Aug 7 - 11:06 AM

Lionel Hollins said that he wishes Deron Williams nothing but the best in Dallas, but he refused to say why the Nets would be better off without him.

"You’d have to ask [general manager] Billy King about that," Hollins said. "The only thing I can say is this: Deron had not played as well as he would’ve liked to, and as well as we would’ve liked him to -- the expectations that were on him, the burden of being in New York as a franchise player and all that. I wish him the best in Dallas, and I’m sure that he’s going to bounce back and going to be very good for them, and I have nothing but best wishes for that to happen for him." Williams will get a fresh start in Dallas as their starting PG, but he is only worth a look after the middle rounds.
Source: ESPN
Aug 1 - 11:53 AM

Deron Williams has officially signed his two-year, $10 million contract with the Mavericks.

The 31-year-old is hoping to rejuvenate his career in Dallas, where he'll start at PG with Devin Harris as his primary backup and Raymond Felton as emergency depth. He's an interesting gamble after the middle rounds, but don't be swayed by his play in past years -- D-Will averaged 13.0 points on 38.7 percent shooting last season and he's missed an average of 12.8 games over the past five seasons.
Jul 14 - 7:47 PM

Deron Williams could sign his two-year deal with the Mavericks as soon as Tuesday.

While Williams isn't won't make a DeAndre Jordan-type impact on the Mavs, the 31-year-old's deal is expected to finalized as soon as Tuesday and will be in the $10-12 million range. Signing Williams is a risky move for the Mavs as his better days are behind him, but he still averaged 13.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 0.9 steals, and 1.3 three-pointers in 68 games with the Nets last season so he's still worth a later-round pick in fantasy drafts if he slides a bit.
Jul 14 - 10:46 AM

The Nets used the stretch provision in the buyout of Deron Williams.

The Nets will fall below the luxury tax line and avoid paying the "repeater tax," which is something that was a factor in their decision to let Williams walk now vs. later. Williams will earn $27.5 million over the next five seasons to not play basketball in Brooklyn. It's good work if you can get it.
Source: ESPN
Jul 13 - 10:35 AM

The Nets have officially waived Deron Williams.

This is just a formality as the two sides came to an agreement on a buyout on Friday. Williams is expected to sign with the Mavericks shortly and he should immediately step into a significant role leading the Dallas offense. He is still a huge injury risk and is well past his prime, so he will be a tough player to target in fantasy leagues next season.
Jul 11 - 3:35 PM

Deron Williams is expected to sign with the Mavericks.

His wife posted on Instagram that they're headed back to Dallas. According to ESPN, Williams is expected to get in the $25-30 million range and then add the Mavs deal on top of it, so he's not really taking a pay cut here. Williams should have no problem locking down the starting job and getting 30-32 minutes. However, he was one of the most inefficient players in the NBA last season. He's probably only worth drafting if he slides in drafts. We'll add another update when the news becomes more official.
Jul 10 - 5:30 PM

The Nets and Deron Williams have reached a buyout agreement, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com.

According to ESPN'S Marc Stein, Williams is expected to sign a two-year deal with the Mavs in the $10 million range. Williams had a horrible 2014-15 season, making just 38.7 percent from the field for 13.0 points per game. A change of scenery could be good for Deron ad he'll have a better supporting cast than he did last season. He'll be a risky mid-round pick. We'll have another update when the Mavs get a deal done.
Jul 10 - 5:02 PM

Deron Williams is pursuing a potential buyout with the Nets in the hopes of joining the Dallas Mavericks for the 2015-16 season.

The interest is mutual between the Mavericks and Williams, but it should be noted that Dallas will only sign him if his contract is bought out by the Nets. Williams is from Dallas and nearly joined the Mavericks in the summer of 2012, and it looks like a deal could be in the works. The Mavericks need some serious help at point guard, and Williams would be looking at a significant role if he does decide to join them. We will let you know if this story progresses, but one source already told ESPN that there is a 60 to 70 percent chance that Williams ends up in Dallas.
Source: ESPN
Jul 10 - 9:22 AM

Nets executives believe there is a trade market for Deron Williams, according to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com.

The Nets are hopeful that teams believe a change of scenery will help Williams. Besides a big 35-point game against the Hawks on Apr. 27, Williams failed to score more than 13 points in 10 of his last 11 games last year (playoffs included). The Nets are short on picks and may need to start rebuilding.
Jun 29 - 2:53 PM

Nets general manager Billy King confirmed on Wednesday that there is a zero percent chance that Deron Williams' contract will be bought out.

To be clear, Williams is still a trade candidate and his name will likely continue to be shopped around the league. He still has two years and $43 million left on his deal, so the Nets will have a very difficult time finding a trade partner. Additionally, King said that he didn't expect next season's roster to be drastically different, so it sounds like Williams will be wearing the same uniform next season.
Jun 3 - 12:44 PM

In a letter to season-ticket holders regarding the future, Nets general manager Billy King and CEO Brett Yormark hinted that Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Jarrett Jack could be on their way out of Brooklyn.

"We are committed to keeping our core leadership together by re-signing Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young," King and Yormark stated. "At the same time, we will continue to build on our emerging young core of players, such as Mason Plumlee, Bojan Bogdanovic, Markel Brown, and Sergey Karasev." Williams, Johnson and Jack have heard their names pop up in the rumor mill frequently, so it's not a surprise that they weren't mentioned in the letter. The Nets will certainly be busy this summer, and they even expresssed a desire to purchase additional picks in this year's draft. On a side note, the Nets are also interested in pursuing their own D-League team, so we will continue to follow this story closely.
May 31 - 9:27 AM

The Nets are not looking to buyout Deron Williams, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com.

Despite calls for the Nets to buyout Williams via the stretch provision, Aldridge reports that the Nets aren't interested in paying Williams $43 million not to play. While still only 30 years old, Williams' play has slipped over the past two season and he finished 2014-15 with averages of just 13.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and 1.3 three-pointers on 38.7 percent shooting from the field. Fantasy owners would be wise to forget the Deron Williams of old on draft day and way until the middle-to-late rounds to draft him.
Source: NBA.com
May 12 - 9:51 AM

Nets coach Lionel Hollins said on Saturday that Deron Williams is "not a franchise player any more."

Hollins has consistently tried to lower expectations for his former All-Star guard, but never quite as explicitly as he did today. "He's a good player, he's a solid player, but I don't think he's a franchise player anymore," Hollins said. "I'm proud of the way he's bounced back and played, and there's so much pressure on him to be a franchise player, and everybody talks about a franchise player, but we need to have a franchise team." Williams missed 14 games due to injury this season, and when healthy he shot 38.7 percent from the field. Fantasy owners shouldn't reach for him until well into the middle rounds.
Source: Nets Daily
May 2 - 2:17 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Deron Williams
2Devin Harris
3Raymond Felton
SG1Wesley Matthews
2J.J. Barea
3John Jenkins
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Justin Anderson
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Charlie Villanueva
3Jeremy Evans
4Dwight Powell
5Maurice Ndour
6Brandon Ashley
C1Zaza Pachulia
2Samuel Dalembert
3JaVale McGee
4Salah Mejri
5Satnam Singh
6Jarrid Famous