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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
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Deron Williams is "possibly" receiving a buyout from the Mavs, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com.
According to The Vertical, the Cavs, Hawks and Jazz are expected to be interested -- David Aldridge adds that in the event of Williams being waived, "all signs point" to the Cavs acquiring him. Williams is not expected to ask for a buyout, but the team is expected to do it in order to get a look at rookie Yogi Ferrell. A lot of teams cleared out some salary to help them go after a guy like Deron, who almost certainly will be a backup wherever he goes. Ferrell should be owned in standard leagues. Feb 23 - 3:13 PM

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Deron Williams sat out Thursday's practice.

Williams also sat out on Wednesday and he's not injured, so this adds weight to recent trade rumors -- coach Rick Carlisle also cited a "pending" situation. The Jazz have been mentioned as a potential landing spot, even though it seems like an odd fit. Either way, Yogi Ferrell stands to gain plenty of value if D-Will heads out of Dallas.
Feb 23 - 2:18 PM

Deron Williams isn't expected to ask for a buyout if he's not moved before the deadline.

The Jazz have been linked to D-Will, but there is no deal in the works right now. A move would more than likely hurt his fantasy value, so his owners will be hoping that he stays put. Yogi Ferrell will be the big winner if the Mavs find a new home for Williams.
Feb 23 - 1:13 PM

Deron Williams and Andrew Bogut did not practice on Wednesday.

Coach Rick Carlisle said everyone can "read into what you want" about this move being tied to the trade deadline. Owner Mark Cuban has also talked about the Mavs taking on salary to get a draft pick. The Mavs aren't under the cap right now, so that makes dealing veterans even more likely. Deron would almost certainly lose fantasy value on a new team. Yogi Ferrell is still a hold.
Feb 22 - 6:58 PM

The Mavs reportedly have not had any discussions with the Jazz regarding a Deron Williams deal.

With a plethora of point guards already on the roster, Utah going after a guy like Williams just doesn't make much sense. That being said, Williams' name has come up in a few trade rumors, so deep league GMs may want to consider stashing away Yogi Ferrell as we approach deadline day. Williams will likely lose value outside of Dallas.
Feb 22 - 10:47 AM

According to ESPN, the Jazz are interested in trading for Deron Williams at the deadline.

The Mavs aren't going anywhere and Williams is on an expiring contract, so his asking price should be relatively low. The Jazz haven't gotten much production out of Shelvin Mack or Dante Exum, and they have even tried Alec Burks as their backup PG for stretches. Williams would lose a lot of value in Utah and would surely come off the bench behind George Hill, so this potential move would be bad news for his fantasy owners. On the flip side, Yogi Ferrell would get a significant bump in Dallas.
Feb 21 - 8:35 PM

Deron Williams scored 12 points on 4-of-14 shooting vs. the Pistons on Wednesday.

This was his first time eclipsing the 30-minute mark since Jan. 20, so it's a safe bet that he's over both his toe issue and illness. He really struggled tonight against a Detroit team that has been torched by opposing point guards all season, but he did salvage his poor shooting line by adding six assists, two rebounds, one steal and two triples. D-Will should be owned, but his owners will be hoping that he doesn't join a contender at the trade deadline.
Feb 15 - 10:24 PM

Deron Williams (illness) was ejected from Monday's game vs. the Celtics after picking up two technical fouls.

He played 13 minutes and was ejected right before halftime, but there was a chance he wasn't going to play in the second half anyways because of his illness and toe injury. Yogi Ferrell will pick up the slack the rest of the night. D-Will finished with two points, one rebound, one assist and one steal.
Feb 13 - 9:42 PM

Deron Williams (illness) is starting vs. the Celtics on Monday.

He's still under the weather and there's a strong possibility that the Mavs will monitor his minutes once again tonight -- he played just 16 minutes vs. the Magic on Saturday and didn't see the floor in the second half. We'll let you know how he fares after the game.
Feb 13 - 8:15 PM

Deron Williams (illness) will be a game-time decision for Monday's matchup with Boston.

Williams wasn't able to go through shootaround, but Rick Carlisle is hopeful that Williams will be able to play on Monday. We likely won't get our next update until just prior to tip-off, but if Williams can't give it a go, Yogi Ferrell would more than likely slide back into the starting five and he'd be someone to consider throwing out there as a DFS punt play. Stay tuned.
Feb 13 - 7:08 PM

Deron Williams (illness) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Celtics.

He did not go through the morning shootaround which means he will be re-evaluated at the arena a couple hours before tip-off. Williams was likely going to have minute restrictions again anyways because of his toe, so his owners should have a backup plan ready for tonight. Expect a monster workload from Yogi Ferrell if D-Will is out.
Feb 13 - 12:44 PM

Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said it was an easy decision to plug Deron Williams back into the starting lineup over Yogi Ferrell on Saturday vs. the Magic.

"Because D-Will is a better player," Carlisle said. "Let's not forget how well he was playing before the injury. He was playing at close to All-Star caliber. ... Yogi's done a great job. The role he had tonight is a perfect role for him." Williams was limited to 16 minutes after returning from an eight-game absence, but played well with seven points, four assists, three steals and a triple. His minutes should ramp up against the Celtics on Monday and he's worth owning, but keep in mind that he will be a popular name at the trade deadline with the Cavaliers said to have some interest.
Source: ESPN
Feb 12 - 12:00 PM

Deron Williams (toe) returned from an eight-game absence on Saturday vs. the Magic, scoring seven points on 3-of-6 shooting in 16 minutes.

He started the game at the expense of Yogi Ferrell, but didn't play in the second half as part of his restrictions. D-Will looked fine and dished out four assists with three steals and a triple, and should be ready for a larger workload on Monday vs. the Celtics, assuming his toe responds well in the morning. While he is a trade candidate, D Will is worth picking up in most leagues.
Feb 11 - 11:18 PM

Deron Williams (toe) is starting against the Magic on Saturday, shifting Yogi Ferrell back to the bench.

D-Will wasn't considered a lock to return before the All-Star break, so this is a slight surprise. We didn't hear about any restrictions, but expect him to be limited in his first game back from an eight-game absence. He's generally been pretty solid when he's active, so pick him up if his toe holds up tonight.
Feb 11 - 8:51 PM

Deron Williams (toe) is active for Saturday's game vs. the Magic.

He made it through the morning shootaround and is available to play, but we are still waiting on the starting lineups and it's not clear how many minutes D-Will will see. It's also worth noting that "active" doesn't make him a lock to play. If Williams gives it a go, he will take minutes away from Yogi Ferrell and Devin Harris.
Feb 11 - 7:22 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Yogi Ferrell
2Deron Williams
3J.J. Barea
SG1Wesley Matthews
2Seth Curry
3Devin Harris
4Jonathan Gibson
SF1Harrison Barnes
2Dorian Finney-Smith
3Nicolas Brussino
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Dwight Powell
C1Nerlens Noel
2Salah Mejri