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Deron Williams | Guard | #8

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
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 will sign with the Cavs.
This move has been expected since Thursday and it should be official at some point on Monday now that he's through waivers. The Cavs haven't had a backup point guard for most of this month with Kay Felder in the D-League and the team playing DeAndre Liggins out of position. Williams loses a lot of fantasy value on his new team. Feb 25 - 5:14 PM

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Deron Williams cleared waivers and is likely to sign with the Cavs.

Teams had the money under the cap to sign him, but he is now a free agent. Expect Williams to agree to a deal in the very near future to back up Kyrie Irving. He won't have much value on the nights Irving is active.
Feb 25 - 5:08 PM

Utah is well below the salary floor and may be interested in claiming Deron Williams off waivers.

It has been widely reported that Williams will sign with the Cavs once he clears waivers; however, it's not a given that will happen. The Jazz are $4 million below the salary floor and thus can easily absorb the remainder of Williams contract. D-Will was originally drafted by the Jazz and still owns a home in Utah. The Cavs still appear to be the heavy favorites to land Williams if he clears waivers, but Utah will have a crack at him first. Williams fantasy value will take a big hit in either Cleveland or Utah, as he will be relegated to reserve duty.
Feb 24 - 9:25 AM

Deron Williams plans to join the Cavs, according to the Associated Press.

He still has to clear waivers, but there are a ton of reports saying the Cavs will be signing the former All-Star. Williams played on Team USA with LeBron James, so those two are familiar playing next to each other despite not playing on the same NBA team. He will back up Kyrie Irving and could also see some minutes in two-PG lineups. Obviously his fantasy value takes a major hit.
Source: AP
Feb 23 - 6:12 PM

Mavs waive G Deron Williams.

The Mavs do right by their point guard to allow him to join a contender. The Cavs look to be the heavy favorite to land the former All-Star guard and have him back up Kyrie Irving. When he was on the court, Williams was having a solid season, averaging 13.1 points, 6.9 assists and 1.6 treys in 29.3 minutes per game. His fantasy value will be dropping in a big way while Yogi Ferrell gets the keys to the offense going forward.
Feb 23 - 5:14 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2DeAndre Liggins
3Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Kyle Korver
4Jordan McRae
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3James Jones
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
3Derrick Williams
C1Tristan Thompson