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Deron Williams | Guard

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: Illinois
Contract: view contract details

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Deron Williams cited a lack in coaching continuity as well as injuries for his disappointing play with the Nets.
"I was pretty much hurt the whole time," he said. "That had a big part of it. And having four coaches in 3 1/2 years made things tough. Made things tough for everybody." Still looking to blame contributing factors instead of putting it on himself, Williams needs to leave the past behind him if he's going to move forward with the Mavericks. Oct 5 - 1:42 PM

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Deron Williams is dealing with a calf issue, according to Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle.

Carlisle added the issue isn't thought to be serious, but this news is a tad worrisome for a player who has started more than 60 games just once in his last four seasons. We'll keep Williams' injury updated as more information becomes available, but this news shouldn't change his status as a late-round draft pick in standard fantasy leagues.
Sep 29 - 1:36 PM

Former Nets assistant general manager Bobby Marks said Deron Williams was better with less around him.

Additionally, a source familiar with the Nets said Deron was "happier when the limelight was off him." It's tough to tell why Deron fell off, but he was horrible last season, making a career-low 38.7 percent from the field and scoring his fewest points per game since his rookie year. He has nowhere to go but up, so he's worth a pick late in drafts for those missing out on point guard.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 19 - 10:56 PM

According to former Jazz doctor Lyle Mason, Deron Williams wasn't an easy player to coach during his Utah days.

"Deron could not handle the coach calling any plays," Mason said. "He wanted to call every play. I’ll never understand why that was such a big deal, that if the coach called one play, he was going to run another one, which he always did. And that was part of what really drove them apart, was that Deron just decided he didn’t need coaching, and Jerry [Sloan] obviously thought otherwise." Williams ran into some conflict with Nets head coach Lionel Hollins last season, so it will be interesting to see what kind of relationship he develops with Rick Carlisle in Dallas.
Sep 11 - 12:10 PM

In his first interview since signing with the Mavericks, Deron Williams said he's excited for a "fresh start" and looks forward to playing with Dirk Nowitzki.

"Dirk could play until he’s 50, man, the way he shoots the ball," Williams said. He also praised the "stability" in the Mavericks' franchise, which makes sense since D-Will played under four coaches in four seasons with the Nets (Lionel Hollins, Jason Kidd, P.J. Carlesimo and Avery Johnson). Hollins said last year that Williams is "not a franchise player any more," and the good news is that he won't need to be one with Dirk, Chandler Parsons and Wesley Matthews joining him in the starting lineup. He's a mid-round target in nearly all formats.
Sep 2 - 10:53 PM

The Mavericks are reportedly encouraged by what they've seen from Deron Williams this offseason.

Williams has looked quick and lean in informal AAC workouts, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas as the 31-year-old knows he has a lot to prove. While Williams will look for a fresh start in Dallas, he only averaged 13.0 points, 6.6 assists, and 3.5 rebounds in 68 games with the Nets last season and shouldn't be taken any earlier than the middle rounds of fantasy drafts.
Sep 1 - 9:47 AM

Devin Harris said that he thinks Deron Williams will be "rejuvenated" in Dallas this season.

"I know what kind of player he is. I know he’s excited to be rejuvenated here, especially coming back home," Harris said of Williams. "And you know, hopefully he can kind of rejuvenate what he’s been doing, play at a high level and get us to where we need to be." Williams averaged 13.0 points, 6.6 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 68 games with the Nets last season, but he should be thrilled to have a fresh start in Dallas and should improve upon those numbers. Williams will only be worth a look after the middle rounds of drafts due to his inconsistency and inability to stay healthy.
Aug 7 - 11:06 AM

Lionel Hollins said that he wishes Deron Williams nothing but the best in Dallas, but he refused to say why the Nets would be better off without him.

"You’d have to ask [general manager] Billy King about that," Hollins said. "The only thing I can say is this: Deron had not played as well as he would’ve liked to, and as well as we would’ve liked him to -- the expectations that were on him, the burden of being in New York as a franchise player and all that. I wish him the best in Dallas, and I’m sure that he’s going to bounce back and going to be very good for them, and I have nothing but best wishes for that to happen for him." Williams will get a fresh start in Dallas as their starting PG, but he is only worth a look after the middle rounds.
Source: ESPN
Aug 1 - 11:53 AM

Deron Williams has officially signed his two-year, $10 million contract with the Mavericks.

The 31-year-old is hoping to rejuvenate his career in Dallas, where he'll start at PG with Devin Harris as his primary backup and Raymond Felton as emergency depth. He's an interesting gamble after the middle rounds, but don't be swayed by his play in past years -- D-Will averaged 13.0 points on 38.7 percent shooting last season and he's missed an average of 12.8 games over the past five seasons.
Jul 14 - 7:47 PM

Deron Williams could sign his two-year deal with the Mavericks as soon as Tuesday.

While Williams isn't won't make a DeAndre Jordan-type impact on the Mavs, the 31-year-old's deal is expected to finalized as soon as Tuesday and will be in the $10-12 million range. Signing Williams is a risky move for the Mavs as his better days are behind him, but he still averaged 13.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 0.9 steals, and 1.3 three-pointers in 68 games with the Nets last season so he's still worth a later-round pick in fantasy drafts if he slides a bit.
Jul 14 - 10:46 AM

The Nets used the stretch provision in the buyout of Deron Williams.

The Nets will fall below the luxury tax line and avoid paying the "repeater tax," which is something that was a factor in their decision to let Williams walk now vs. later. Williams will earn $27.5 million over the next five seasons to not play basketball in Brooklyn. It's good work if you can get it.
Source: ESPN
Jul 13 - 10:35 AM

The Nets have officially waived Deron Williams.

This is just a formality as the two sides came to an agreement on a buyout on Friday. Williams is expected to sign with the Mavericks shortly and he should immediately step into a significant role leading the Dallas offense. He is still a huge injury risk and is well past his prime, so he will be a tough player to target in fantasy leagues next season.
Jul 11 - 3:35 PM

Deron Williams is expected to sign with the Mavericks.

His wife posted on Instagram that they're headed back to Dallas. According to ESPN, Williams is expected to get in the $25-30 million range and then add the Mavs deal on top of it, so he's not really taking a pay cut here. Williams should have no problem locking down the starting job and getting 30-32 minutes. However, he was one of the most inefficient players in the NBA last season. He's probably only worth drafting if he slides in drafts. We'll add another update when the news becomes more official.
Jul 10 - 5:30 PM

The Nets and Deron Williams have reached a buyout agreement, according to David Aldridge of

According to ESPN'S Marc Stein, Williams is expected to sign a two-year deal with the Mavs in the $10 million range. Williams had a horrible 2014-15 season, making just 38.7 percent from the field for 13.0 points per game. A change of scenery could be good for Deron ad he'll have a better supporting cast than he did last season. He'll be a risky mid-round pick. We'll have another update when the Mavs get a deal done.
Jul 10 - 5:02 PM

Deron Williams is pursuing a potential buyout with the Nets in the hopes of joining the Dallas Mavericks for the 2015-16 season.

The interest is mutual between the Mavericks and Williams, but it should be noted that Dallas will only sign him if his contract is bought out by the Nets. Williams is from Dallas and nearly joined the Mavericks in the summer of 2012, and it looks like a deal could be in the works. The Mavericks need some serious help at point guard, and Williams would be looking at a significant role if he does decide to join them. We will let you know if this story progresses, but one source already told ESPN that there is a 60 to 70 percent chance that Williams ends up in Dallas.
Source: ESPN
Jul 10 - 9:22 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Deron Williams
2Devin Harris
3Raymond Felton
SG1Wesley Matthews
2J.J. Barea
3John Jenkins
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Justin Anderson
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Charlie Villanueva
3Jeremy Evans
4Dwight Powell
5Maurice Ndour
6Brandon Ashley
C1Zaza Pachulia
2Samuel Dalembert
3JaVale McGee
4Salah Mejri
5Satnam Singh
6Jarrid Famous