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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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Deron Williams will not travel with the Nets for Wednesday's game in Boston.
This is purely a precaution. His ankles have held up well through five preseason games, and he's looked very good in 25.8 minutes per game. Injury concerns have knocked his ADP down to 33.3 in 9-cat Yahoo! leagues, just behind Ty Lawson and ahead of Dwyane Wade. Oct 21 - 3:25 PM

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Deron Williams posted 16 points and added three rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 25 minutes Sunday.

He looked good tonight, apart from the four turnovers, and the Nets are really going to have to rely on him to lead the team this year. Williams is one of the most injury-prone players in the league and has battled ankle injuries for many years now, but if he can stay healthy, he could have a big year. If you are looking for a good risk/reward pick, you will have to gamble on him in the third or fourth round.
Oct 19 - 5:49 PM

Deron Williams confirmed that he's playing with greater ease and freedom after having his ankles surgically repaired this summer.

"[The last two years] I knew I couldn't step certain ways or go certain ways, so I had to, in my mind, choreograph what I was going to do," Williams said. "Now, I really don't have to do that." He looked very good during Tuesday's exhibition, scoring 17 points with seven assists, and fantasy owners willing to gamble on his health should expect to take him in the third or fourth round.
Source: Newsday
Oct 8 - 10:58 AM

Deron Williams hit 7-of-11 shots for 17 points, seven assists and a steal in Tuesday's win over Maccabi Tel Aviv.

D-Will is coming off of surgeries to get his ankles right, and so far, so good for the point guard. He didn't hit a 3-pointer tonight, but looked more like the Deron Williams we all remember in Utah, as opposed to the banged up and fragile player that's been running the point for Brooklyn the last few seasons. If his ankles hold up, he's going to return very solid value for those who draft him.
Oct 7 - 11:25 PM

Deron Williams (ankle) was rested as a precaution during Tuesday's practice.

Nets coach Lionel Hollins downplayed the off-day, but D-Will recently admitted that he's not 100 percent healthy after having two more ankle surgeries this summer. He should be ready to go for opening night, but his ongoing ankle woes underscore the risk of taking him as your No. 1 point guard in fantasy leagues.
Sep 30 - 2:25 PM

Deron Williams responded to Kobe Bryant's 0-for-9 comments during a recent interview.

"If I'm 0-for-f******-9, I'm not shooting 20 more shots," said Williams. "Not going to happen. I'm a point guard. I'm going to find somebody else. Kobe Bryant, that's what he's supposed to do." Kobe had said he wouldn't stop shooting despite missing his first nine attempts, and that he felt Williams had lost his confidence. However, Williams apparently did not like the criticism. Williams recently said that he feels his ankles are still not at 100 percent, making him a risky late-early round selection in standard leagues.
Sep 28 - 1:14 PM

Deron Williams (ankle) revealed during a recent interview that he feels he's still not 100 percent healthy, but he's 20 percent better than he was last season.

So he's 80 percent healthy? Williams has really struggled with ankle injuries the past few years, and he was only able to make it through 64 games last season. Perhaps the departure of Paul Pierce will allow Williams more freedom to run the offense, but it's troubling to hear that he's still not fully healthy after having an entire offseason to rest. Williams will be a very risky late-early round selection heading into drafts.
Sep 26 - 3:44 PM

Deron Williams (ankle) will not have restrictions at training camp, according to coach Lionel Hollins.

He's reportedly been healthy for over one month and is over his ankle surgeries from May. Williams hasn't been able to stay healthy for much of his career, so he'll be a risky selection in the late-early rounds of fantasy drafts. Although, it could pay off with Paul Pierce out of town.
Sep 26 - 10:36 AM

Deron Williams said the Nets are flying under the radar for this upcoming season.

The biggest news of their offseason was that they weren't able to bring back Paul Pierce, which makes their trade with the Celtics from last season seem even worse. Williams will have more responsibility in the offense and he may play off the ball a little more next to Jarrett Jack. If he can stay healthy, he'll have a good chance to be a top-12 point guard in fantasy leagues.
Source: ESPN NY
Sep 19 - 9:50 AM

Deron Williams said on Monday that his ankles finally feel good.

"[Before the surgery], I was just walking around and my ankles would swell up," said Williams. He had surgery on both ankles and unlike last season he says he'll be able to practice in camp and play in the preseason. He could experience a nice bump in production if any of this holds up and we'll be watching him closely during the preseason to see if he has regained any of his old explosion.
Sep 15 - 9:51 PM

A video posted on Friday shows an apparently healthy Deron Williams (ankle surgeries) going through an on-court dribbling drill.

Nets coach Lionel Hollins said that D-Will was healthy and able to workout in early August, but he wasn't expected to resume full basketball activities until September. D-Will admitted that he lost confidence in himself last season but he seems determined to regain his footing as an elite NBA guard. "I think first of all he has to be healthy and he has to be in great shape," said Hollins. "We’re going to try to put him in a situation where he can flourish, which will give him confidence, and go from there."
Source: Nets Daily
Aug 30 - 10:05 AM

Kobe Bryant said Deron Williams lost confidence in himself during the Eastern Conference semifinal loss to the Heat.

Kobe mentioned he'd never go 0-for-9 like Deron did in Game 2, and he'd go 0-of-30 before he'd do that. Williams missed 18 games last season and his troublesome ankles make him a risky pick in fantasy drafts. Although, he shot the ball well in 2013-14 and he should run the offense a lot more with Paul Pierce out of town.
Aug 27 - 3:21 PM

Nets coach Lionel Hollins said that both Deron Williams and Brook Lopez are healthy.

"Deron is healthy, Brook is healthy and they are both able to work out," Hollins said. This is good news for Williams as he comes off a disappointing 2013-14 season. He only started 58 games and posted his lowest averages in points, rebounds, and assists since his rookie season. The 30-year-old still has the potential to be an upper-echelon fantasy point guard, but owners shouldn't completely forget about last season when spending draft capital on him.
Source: Newsday
Aug 7 - 12:57 PM

The Brooklyn Nets will play three games at the Barclays Center and two in China for the 2014 preseason.

They will also play their final preseason game in Boston on October 22. The scheduling of the games is a bit odd, as the team will come back from China and play three games in four nights. The Nets are looking to bounce back from a disappointing season that saw them ousted in the second round of the playoffs. Although they lost Paul Pierce to the Wizards in free agency, the addition of a (hopefully) healthy Brook Lopez should give the team a much needed boost.
Jul 31 - 2:51 PM

Deron Williams (ankle surgeries) is no longer wearing protective boots after a recent visit with his doctor.

It seems D-Will's rehab is on schedule, and he's expected to be cleared for full basketball activities in September. The removal of bone spurs in both of his ankles may address his chronic pain and soreness, but fantasy owners should hedge their bets on draft day. Williams' scoring has dropped for three consecutive seasons, falling to 14.3 points in 64 games last year.
Jul 23 - 11:17 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Deron Williams
2Jorge Gutierrez
3Casper Ware
SG1Joe Johnson
2Jarrett Jack
3Markel Brown
4Xavier Thames
SF1Bojan Bogdanovic
2Andrei Kirilenko
3Alan Anderson
4Sergey Karasev
PF1Kevin Garnett
2Mirza Teletovic
3Cory Jefferson
C1Brook Lopez
2Mason Plumlee