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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 (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

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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

Deron Williams had surgery on both of his ankles on Tuesday, and he's expected to resume full basketball activities in September.

D-Will had a bone chip removed from his right ankle and bone spurs removed from his left ankle, and he'll be on crutches for the next 4-6 weeks. He admitted to a loss of confidence in his abilities and he averaged only 14.3 points and 6.1 assists per game this year. His ongoing ankle problems will make him a risky fantasy pick next season, though his timetable puts him on pace to be fully recovered for training camp.
May 27 - 5:07 PM

The Brooklyn Nets announced on Thursday that point guard Deron Williams will have surgery on both ankles on May 27.

He mentioned in his exit interview that he anticipated having offseason ankle surgery, and now a date has been set. Williams will reportedly have a bone chip removed from his right ankle while his left will be scoped for removal of bone spurs. He is coming off a very disappointing postseason, averaging only 14.5 points and 5.8 assists in 12 games played. Rumors of the Nets seeking a trade partner willing to take the oft-injured point guard off their hands have already begun to surface, but with $63 million remaining on his contract, moving Williams will be very difficult.
May 22 - 4:19 PM

The Nets reportedly "will not rule out" the possibility of trading Deron Williams this summer.

The goal would be to "retool" the roster around Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez, in the hopes that Brooklyn could get enough production from veterans Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to make another run at a championship. D-Will is scheduled to have MRIs on both of his balky ankles this week and said he anticipates arthroscopic surgery, which could complicate any attempt to trade him and the $63 million remaining on his contract.
May 16 - 9:35 AM

Deron Williams said on Thursday that he anticipates needing surgery on both of his ankles "just to clean stuff out."

He has an MRI set for Friday and it sounds as if surgery is imminent, although he did mention it will not be "anything major." Williams acknowledged that his ankles affected his play this season, especially during the Nets 4-1 series loss to the Heat where he averaged only 11.2 points. "I feel like I've kind of let people down, so I don't like feeling like that," he said. "I used to step on the court and feel like I was the best player no matter who I played against, so I gotta get back to that." Nets fans and fantasy owners alike hope offseason surgery can help Williams return to all-NBA form.
May 15 - 4:42 PM

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All Positions
PG1Deron Williams
2Marquis Teague
3Jorge Gutierrez
SG1Jarrett Jack
2Markel Brown
3Xavier Thames
SF1Joe Johnson
2Andrei Kirilenko
3Alan Anderson
4Sergey Karasev
5Bojan Bogdanovic
PF1Kevin Garnett
2Mirza Teletovic
3Cory Jefferson
C1Brook Lopez
2Mason Plumlee