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Deron Williams | Guard

Team: Brooklyn Nets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 209
College: Illinois
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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. May 12 - 9:51 AM
Source: NBA.com

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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

Deron Williams scored 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds and four assists in the Nets' 111-87 Game 6 loss to the Hawks on Friday.

Williams and his starting teammates were all somewhere between -16 and -29 in the plus/minus department and just couldn't get stops. Joe Johnson scored 12 points on 5-of-13 shooting with six rebounds, six assists and two steals, Brook Lopez hit 7-of-15 shots for 19 and seven, and Thad Young saw just 23 minutes for a pedestrian seven points and six boards. The Nets are staring down the barrel of an ugly re-boot.
May 1 - 11:21 PM

Deron Williams cooled off against the Hawks during a 107-97 loss on Wednesday, making 2-of-8 from the field for five points with six rebounds, six assists, one steal and two turnovers in 32 minutes.

He scored 35 points in Game 4, but Deron was back to looking flat again. Williams did suffer what looked to be an ankle tweak, which can be added to his lower back and knee issues. He's been better at home in the playoffs and will look to bounce back in Game 6 on Friday. Although, he was actually worse at home during the regular season.
Apr 29 - 9:43 PM

Paul Pierce praised Deron Williams for his playoff career-high 35-point outburst during Monday's Game 4 win over the Hawks.

"I think it's great. I know that's what he's capable of," said Pierce of Williams 35-point performance during Game 4. "That's probably why I said a lot of things I said because I know what Deron Williams is capable of. The player you saw last night, that's what you expect out of him. It's all a mind-set. You got to go out there and will yourself every night, I believe." Pierce recently spoke out about his time in Brooklyn, and singled out Williams with some harsh criticisms, but it's nice to know he can give credit when it's due. Williams will need to continue to play at a high level for Brooklyn to have any shot at beating the East's top seeded team.
Apr 28 - 3:16 PM

Deron Williams matched his playoff career-high 35 points during an overtime 120-115 Game 4 win over the Hawks on Monday, adding five rebounds, seven assists, three steals and seven 3-pointers.

It was nothing like we've seen from Deron this series. He was loose, played with a lot of confidence and hit the most 3-pointers he's ever made in a playoff game. Williams didn't seem to be bothered by his knee tendinitis or a tailbone injury, and he also had another minor injury today. The Nets have tied this series up 2-2 and have exposed some weaknesses to the Eastern Conference's top seed. This series will go back to Atlanta on Wednesday for Game 5.
Apr 27 - 10:29 PM

Deron Williams (knee) will start against the Hawks in Game 4 on Monday.

He also suffered a bruised tailbone and is coming off a horrific game from Saturday. Williams might have a short leash today, so he could play anywhere from 18-28 minutes. If he struggles, expect Jarrett Jack to also get more run at the point. Bojan Bogdanovic would also get more playing time.
Apr 27 - 5:19 PM

In his defense of Deron Williams, Lionel Hollins said that his starting point guard is no longer the player he once was.

No player is the way he was four years ago." Williams has become a punching bag for the Nets since his tenure in Brooklyn began, and Hollins said it's become "totally unfair." Williams has made 2-of-15 shots over his last two games for a combined five points, but he has averaged 8.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 2.0 steals during that same stretch. He's expected to be able to play in Game 4 and going forward, but D-Will's effectiveness remains in question.
Apr 27 - 10:30 AM

According to teammate Joe Johnson, Deron Williams is dealing with a "severe" case of tendinitis in his knee.

Williams also suffered a bruised tailbone in Game 3 on Saturday, but he has been banged up for a while now and this news isn't too surprising given his injury history. Head coach Lionel Hollins doesn't know if Williams will be able to play in Game 4 on Monday, but we will update his status once we know more. Jarrett Jack will step into the starting lineup if Williams is forced to miss any action, and he would be a popular option for owners in daily leagues.
Apr 26 - 12:39 PM

Deron Williams left Saturday's game against the Hawks after landing hard on his tailbone, but he is expected to be fine moving forward.

"It’s frustrating," Williams said. "It’s frustrating for me to be banged up, but we won tonight. And like I said, that’s the only thing that matters. Brook [Lopez] had a heck of a game tonight, you know, on both ends of the floor, rebounding. He did everything tonight. Joe [Johnson], big plays." Jarrett Jack took over when Williams left the game and led the Nets to an 18-0 run, so it looks like Williams' injury may have actually been a blessing in disguise for Brooklyn. Williams finished with just three points on 1-of-8 shooting to go with six assists, seven boards and two steals, but he will have to step it up if he doesn't want to lose playing time to Jack.
Apr 26 - 9:51 AM

Deron Williams made 1-of-8 from the field for three points against the Hawks on Saturday with seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and three turnovers in 26 minutes.

It was a really bad game from Deron. He didn't play in the final 16 minutes. Williams did suffer a minor lower back injury and there was something wrong with his right leg, but there's been no indication of those injuries being the reason he sat the entire fourth quarter.
Apr 25 - 6:11 PM

Deron Williams suffered a hand injury in the first half of Wednesday's game against the Hawks, finishing with two points, 10 boards, eight assists, two steals and three turnovers on 1-of-7 from the field.

The Nets said he was fine at halftime and he did start the second half. Coach Lionel Hollins said after the game that he's not worried about Deron heading into Game 3. As horrible as his shooting line was, Williams was solid in the other areas tonight.
Apr 22 - 10:04 PM

Deron Williams scored 13 points with two 3-pointers, four rebounds and two assists in a losing effort vs. the Hawks on Sunday.

The Nets committed 17 turnovers vs. 18 assists and their offense struggled when it wasn't flowing through Brook Lopez, who only attempted seven field goals. Backup PG Jarrett Jack chipped in 13 points in 16 minutes off the bench, but he had only two assists with five turnovers. They'll look to regroup in a must-win road game on Wednesday.
Apr 19 - 8:23 PM

Deron Williams said he wasn't "bothered at all" by Paul Pierce's recent comments that the pressure from the New York media "really affected" Williams' game.

"Being here, I got pretty thick skin," Williams said. "He has his opinions, and that's fine. It's what it is. I can't change his opinions. So just leave it at that." Williams’ numbers are down significantly from his days in Utah when people would debate who was better, Williams or Chris Paul, but that could also be attributed to the fact that Williams has dealt with some pretty serious ankle issues over the years. Until Williams can carry his team on a deep playoff run, criticism will continue to find the point guard and his massive contract.
Source: ESPN
Apr 17 - 9:30 AM

Deron Williams was awful again on Monday with nine points, seven boards, five assists, two blocks and no turnovers on 3-of-13 from the field against the Bulls.

The Nets offense was a disaster tonight in a game they really needed. Williams is really struggling over his last three, averaging 7.3 points, 7.0 boards, 7.0 assists, 0.7 steals, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 treys on 20.0 percent from the field. Those are not very lucky sevens. The Nets need to win on Wednesday against the Magic.
Apr 14 - 12:55 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jarrett Jack
2Deron Williams
3Darius Morris
SG1Markel Brown
SF1Joe Johnson
2Alan Anderson
3Bojan Bogdanovic
4Sergey Karasev
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Cory Jefferson
3Earl Clark
4Mirza Teletovic
C1Mason Plumlee
2Brook Lopez
3Jerome Jordan