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Deron Williams | Guard | #8

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: Illinois
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (3) / UTA
Contract: view contract details

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Coach Rick Carlisle expects Deron Williams (sports hernia) to practice "the majority of the time."
The Mavs are going to evaluate him as camp goes along. Williams had surgery this offseason and had previously said he expects to be a full go for camp, so that looks like it won't happen. The Mavs added Seth Curry to their second unit, which means they might be able to dial back Williams' playing time. At this point, it makes more sense to pick up Curry over Deron in the late rounds of standard drafts. Sep 26 - 8:37 PM

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Deron Williams (sports hernia) has been cleared for the start of Mavs training camp.

D-Will had anticipated being a "full go" for training camp, but now we have official word. The veteran point guard took three months of from basketball, but he's now back to full strength. Given his durability concerns and the lack of upside, you should be aiming higher when putting your fantasy team(s) together. The Mavs have plenty of options at the point with J.J. Barea, Devin Harris and Seth Curry all on the roster.
Sep 10 - 4:20 PM

Deron Williams (sports hernia) said he expects to be a "full go" for training camp.

He said the same thing over a month ago, so his rehab must be going well. Williams had surgery over eight weeks ago and this means he should be in the starting lineup on opening night. His price will be low in fantasy drafts because of his durability issues, and he's coming off averages of 14.1 points, 5.8 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 1.5 treys, 0.9 steals and 2.4 turnovers on 41.1 percent shooting.
Aug 29 - 11:26 AM

Deron Williams admitted that he wanted to sign a longer deal in Dallas.

"We'll see how it goes. It is what it is," Williams said. "For sure, I wanted to be back. I felt like I had some unfinished business at the end of last year the way things ended and I wasn't able to be on the court. Hopefully I'll stay healthy because I'm excited about this team." He signed a one-year, $10 million deal to return as the starting PG, and he's expected to be 100 percent for training camp after recovering from a sports hernia. He averaged 14.1 points on 41.1 percent shooting with 5.8 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 1.5 treys, 0.9 steals and 2.4 turnovers last season, and with a similar role on the cards, he will be a late-round target in standard leagues.
Source: Sportsday
Aug 26 - 1:00 PM

In an interview with, Deron Williams (sports hernia) said that he will be ready in time for training camp.

"Feeling really good. It's healing pretty well, I'm doing a lot of work on and off the court. I haven't got the full-go clearance yet but that's coming soon," Williams said. "I'll be ready to go definitely by the time training camp rolls around." He added that he's already jumping and running, and said that his next checkup is August 1st. Williams re-signed with the Mavs on a one-year, $10 million deal and should be team's starting point guard once again. However, he's more of a late-round pick after averaging 14.1 points on 41.1 percent shooting with 5.8 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 1.5 treys, 0.9 steals and 2.4 turnovers per game last season.
Source: SportsDay
Jul 23 - 12:38 PM

Deron Williams and the Mavericks have agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

The already-shallow point guard market dried up even more on Sunday when Rajon Rondo agreed to a deal with Chicago, and the Mavs did well to retain Williams on a one-year deal. The 11-year veteran averaged 14.1 points on 41.1 percent shooting with Dallas last season, to go along with 5.8 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 1.5 threes, 0.9 steals and 2.4 turnovers per game. He's unlikely to be more than a top-120 player in 9-cat leagues, though risk-taking 8-cat owners could target him a round or two earlier.
Jul 3 - 11:08 PM

Deron Williams has declined to pick up his player option, and he will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

With the salary cap set to skyrocket to $94 million, it will be surprising if any player picks up his player option this offseason. Williams recently underwent surgery to correct his sports hernia, but he's expected to be 100 percent when training camp opens up. However, after another injury riddled season, Williams won't make for a very attractive target in standard fantasy leagues, regardless of his jersey.
Jun 22 - 10:24 AM

Deron Williams recently underwent surgery to correct his sports hernia.

Williams is expected to be good to go for the start of the 2016-17 season, but it's unclear exactly who he will be playing for as he's expect to opt out of his contract in order to become an unrestricted free agent. There's reportedly mutual interest between Williams and the Mavericks, and it'll be interesting to see what kind of deal Williams can earn on the open market after yet another injury plagued season.
Source: Sports Day
Jun 9 - 6:00 PM

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.
Source: ESPN
Apr 29 - 1:20 PM

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Deron Williams
2J.J. Barea
3Devin Harris
SG1Wesley Matthews
2Seth Curry
3Jonathan Gibson
SF1Harrison Barnes
2Justin Anderson
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Dwight Powell
3Charlie Villanueva
4Quincy Acy
C1Andrew Bogut
2Salah Mejri
3A.J. Hammons