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Deron Williams | Guard | #8

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: Illinois
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (3) / UTA
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Deron Williams (hernia) intends to opt out of his contract with Dallas for the 2016-17 season.
He will look for a multi-year contract in free agency, but there is said to be mutual interest between Williams and Dallas for a return. "I would love to be back," Williams said during his exit interviews. "This was a great year for me. My family is settled and happy here, so it'd definitely be great to be back." Williams averaged 14.1 points and 5.8 assists this season and played well for the most part, but he struggled with injuries once again and a sports hernia ended his 2015-16 campaign. He will need surgery to correct the issue, but he's expected to be healthy by training camp. Apr 29 - 1:20 PM
Source: ESPN

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Deron Williams said that his sports hernia has gotten worse, and he will undergo surgery to correct the issue in about one month.

Williams is going to give his adductor a month of rest before going under the knife to correct the hernia, but his timetable is expected to be set at 6-weeks once he undergoes his procedure. Williams said that he hopes to return with the Mavs next season, but he hasn't officially decided whether or not to pick up his player option worth $5.6 million. After injuries again limited Williams to just 65 games played during the 2015-16 season, it's unlikely he could secure a better deal on the open market.
Apr 26 - 2:29 PM

Deron Williams (hernia) will not play again this season.

This was the expectation all along and the move makes sense because D-Will has been struggling to play through the issue for weeks now. Raymond Felton should benefit the most following this news, while J.J. Barea (groin) will have to step up as well even though he isn't 100 percent. Additionally, there should be more minutes available for both Devin Harris and Justin Anderson.
Apr 24 - 3:11 PM

Coach Rick Carlisle said Deron Williams (hernia) is likely out for the rest of the postseason.

He lasted just 89 seconds in Game 4 before tapping out, so there's really no chance Williams can make it through a game. With Williams out, it'll be a team effort of J.J. Barea, Raymond Felton, Justin Anderson and Devin Harris stepping up. Felton and Anderson look to be the most appealing based on their prices in DFS. Plus, Barea was hurting on Saturday.
Apr 23 - 11:41 PM

Deron Williams went to the locker room with 10 minutes left in the first quarter on Saturday and will not return.

Well, that's not a good start. Williams is likely done for the series here with his lingering sports hernia issue. He might get treatment, but expect him to be limited the rest of the year. We'll see more Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea.
Apr 23 - 8:16 PM

Deron Williams (hernia) will start on Saturday.

The Mavs will be watching him closely all game due to his sports hernia. His status makes J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton less appealing here.
Apr 23 - 7:52 PM

Coach Rick Carlisle thinks Deron Williams (hernia) will play against the Thunder on Saturday.

He doesn't know for sure and Carlisle said it will be a challenge to manage his minutes. Williams is still a game-time call and we might not know anything concrete until just before tip. For now, DFS owners might want to look to use their salary elsewhere in late-swap formats.
Apr 23 - 6:30 PM

Deron Williams (hernia) is warming up to play in Game 4 and remains a game-time decision.

Warming up is a positive sign, but he's not out of the woods yet. Williams did not play in Game 3 and he would likely be limited as a best-case scenario. If he can't go, that's would be more run for Raymond Felton, J.J. Barea and maybe Justin Anderson(shoulder).
Apr 23 - 6:18 PM

Deron Williams (hernia) will be a game-time call on Saturday vs. the Thunder.

Dallas coach Rick Carlisle simply said that there's a "chance" that D-Will play, but it will depend on how he feels during pre-game warmups. Williams was in "excruciating pain" prior to Game 3 which is why he sat out of that contest, so it's a good sign that he even has a shot to play tonight. He will be a risky player to use in DFS, but if he does play that will also dampen the fantasy appeal of Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea.
Apr 23 - 12:21 PM

Deron Williams (hernia) is questionable to play against the Thunder on Saturday.

He did not play in Game 3 and he may be the most likely player to miss this game. If he is out, Devin Harris, Raymond Felton and possibly Justin Anderson (shoulder) would play more. J.J. Barea is also expected to play, but may be limited.
Apr 23 - 11:09 AM

Dallas coach Rick Carlisle is unsure if Deron Williams (hernia) will be able to play in Game 4 on Saturday vs. the Thunder.

"I don't, no," Carlisle said when asked if he knew D-Will's status. "I would say it's possible. But I don't have an answer. But we didn't lose the game because D-Will didn't play. He's a great player, and he would help us." Williams didn't sound too optimistic when he was asked, saying that he didn't feel like he could even run prior to Game 3. "It hurt pretty bad the last game, to the point where I didn't feel like I could run [in Game 3]," Williams said. "But we'll see how it is Saturday. We're taking it day by day." If D-Will misses another game, J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will handle the majority of the workload in the backcourt.
Source: SportsDay
Apr 22 - 10:01 AM

Deron Williams (hernia) said that he will not play in Thursday's Game 3 against the Thunder.

Williams said he was in "excruciating pain," after logging 26 minutes during Game 2, so it sounds like his absence could extend beyond Thursday night. Devin Harris or J.J. Barea (groin) will likely move into the starting five tonight sans Williams, with guys like Raymond Felton, Justin Anderson and Dirk Nowitzki seeing some increased opportunity on offense.

Deron Williams (hernia) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's Game 3 against the Thunder, but Rick Carlisle doesn't anticipate him being able to play.

Williams has been laboring through a sports hernia, and he even required a Toradol shot prior to Game 2. With J.J. Barea (groin) expected to return to the lineup tonight, Williams shouldn't feel quite as much pressure to try and gut it out, and it's looking like he's set to spend Game 3 on the sidelines. Raymond Felton is currently the only healthy point guard on the roster, so he figures to earn the lion's share of the PG minutes during Game 3 with Barea giving whatever he can.
Apr 21 - 5:31 PM

Deron Williams (hernia) is questionable for Game 3 against the Thunder on Thursday.

He's headed towards a game-time decision. Williams set the tone with a nice first quarter in Game 2, so not having that will hurt the Mavs out of the gate. Although, Williams has the second-worst net rating on the team among those who played in both games. If he's out, Raymond Felton would be busy after a big 21-point game. Justin Anderson and Devin Harris would also step up.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 20 - 6:35 PM

Deron Williams (hernia) will likely be a game-time decision for Thursday's Game 3 against the Thunder.

Williams was a game-time call on Monday, and played after taking a Toradol shot, and if J.J. Barea (groin) is again unavailable Williams will likely try and fight through the pain. He's clearly been limited by the injury, however, so he wouldn't make for a great DFS target. Expect Raymond Felton to play a ton during Game 3 as the only healthy point guard on the roster.
Apr 20 - 2:04 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Deron Williams
2J.J. Barea
SG1Wesley Matthews
2Raymond Felton
3Devin Harris
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Justin Anderson
3Jeremy Evans
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Dwight Powell
3Charlie Villanueva
C1Zaza Pachulia
2David Lee
3Salah Mejri
4JaVale McGee