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Deron Williams | Guard

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: Illinois
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Deron Williams cooled off on Tuesday, hitting 3-of-8 shots for 10 points, three assists, a steal and five turnovers in 34 minutes.
Williams was cooking coming into this one, scoring 20 and 23 points in his previous two games, and has now scored in double figures in eight straight. He sat down the stretch in a blowout, as J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton got some run with Devin Harris getting a night off. Nov 24 - 10:47 PM

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Deron Williams kept up his momentum vs. the Thunder, making 6-of-12 FGs and 6-of-8 FTs to finish with 20 points, two 3-pointers, six rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block.

He did his damage in only 33 minutes and now has back-to-back 20-point performances after failing to reach that mark in Dallas' first 12 games. His steals (1.6), assists (5.6) and 3-pointers (1.3) have all crept up in recent weeks, and he's quietly positioned himself in the top-50 for 8-cat value.
Nov 22 - 9:49 PM

Deron Williams put up a season-high 23 points on 7-of-13 shooting during Friday's win over the Jazz, adding eight assists, six boards, four 3-pointers, three steals and three turnovers in 36 minutes.

Williams also continued his perfect streak from the free throw line, connecting on 5-of-5 of his attempts bringing his season total to 35-of-35. This was easily Deron's best game of the season, which is extra impressive given that he was going up against the No. 1 defense in the NBA. That being said, Deron has had a tough time staying healthy over the years, and he recently admitted that he's still battling nagging injuries, so now would be a great time to see what you could get for him on the open market.
Nov 21 - 2:38 AM

Deron Williams said that he is still battling "little nagging injuries", but he added that doing yoga has helped him stay on the court.

"I’m still battling little nagging injuries," Williams said on Wednesday. "The days I feel really tight and stiff and sore and old, if I get a yoga session in it helps me feel better. I feel more loose. You get a nice sweat and get all the toxins out of your body." Williams has strains to both calves and he also has knee soreness, but it sounds like he is doing everything in his power to stay on the court. His outlook is improving because the Mavs have been very competitive in the West, so he is worth owning in all leagues even though his value will likely be limited to the later rounds.
Nov 20 - 9:59 AM

Deron Williams scored 13 points with two rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

The Mavs will likely keep him in check due to how banged up he is. Williams has strains to both calves and his knee is bothering him, too. He is more of a late-round guy in fantasy.
Nov 8 - 3:12 AM

Deron Williams has been dealing with strains to both calves and his sprained left knee since the start of training camp.

"That’s kind of how it’s been for me the last four years, so at least I’m used to it," Williams said. "I’m just trying to get through it. I know at least this time, it’s nothing serious." Perhaps this explains why he fell off so much last year. Williams isn't off to a great start and hopefully you didn't pay up for him in draft day.
Nov 6 - 3:13 PM

Deron Williams hit just 4-of-15 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points and four assists in 36 minutes of Tuesday's ugly loss to the Raptors.

Only Williams, Dirk Nowitzki and Dwight Powell (off bench) scored in double digits tonight, as the Mavs shot just 38 percent for the game. And as long as Williams is healthy and playing, Raymond Felton and Devin Harris are going to have trouble offering much value. As for Williams, if he can get fully healthy and stay that way, we expect him to play better than this on most nights. Then again, Rick Carlisle has said he will limit D-Will's minutes as he recovers from a sore knee, but that wasn't the case tonight.
Nov 3 - 11:45 PM

Rick Carlisle said that he wants to be "smart" with regards to how many minutes he plays Deron Williams as he eases him back into the rotation following his most recent knee injury.

"We just want to be smart about it," Carlisle said of Williams’ minutes. "Is there an exact number? No. Is there an estimated number? Probably." Carlisle went on to say that Williams' minutes snuck up on him during Sunday's game against the Lakers in which he logged 31 minutes. "Hey, I’ve got to watch it,’’ Carlisle said. "We’ve got plenty of guards, so we’ll deal with it." It sounds like Carlisle would like to keep Williams' below the 30-minute threshold for the foreseeable future, which makes sense given how much time Deron has spent on the sidelines over the years. At best, Williams can be viewed as a low-end point guard in standard formats.
Nov 3 - 3:47 PM

Deron Williams (knee) returned on Sunday with 11 points, five rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

He missed Thursday due to a knee sprain, but he looked fine tonight. Williams still doesn't look like the 2013-14 version of himself and isn't really getting to the rim. He's a low-end fantasy point guard.
Nov 2 - 12:23 AM

Deron Williams (sprained left knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

It isn't clear if Williams will have any restrictions, but he was spotted getting some shots up at practice on Sunday and he isn't dealing with any structural damage. His return will kill the value of Raymond Felton, but plugging Williams into your lineup tonight carries some considerable risk. Williams will start alongside Wesley Matthews, Chandler Parsons, Dirk Nowitzki and Zaza Pachulia.
Nov 1 - 9:02 PM

Deron Williams (sprained left knee) is questionable for Sunday's game and was seen taking jump shots after Saturday's practice.

D-Will didn't suffer any structural damage and he hopes to return vs. the Clippers on Sunday. He recently overcame a calf injury that limited him during the preseason, and it's been an ominous start to the year for the oft-injured veteran.

Mavericks insider Earl K. Sneed said that there is a "growing hope" that Deron Williams could play against the Lakers on Sunday.

The Mavericks diagnosed him with a sprained left knee on Thursday and didn't release a timetable, so this report is definitely a relief for his owners. His injury isn't considered serious, but Williams has a long injury history and the Mavericks could err on the side of caution if they don't feel confident. If Williams is unable to play, Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea will benefit.
Oct 30 - 10:01 AM

Updating a previous item, Deron Williams (left knee) has a knee sprain and does not have a timetable to return.

The Mavs say they don't think it's serious. "It’s one of those ones that could be pretty quick or it could be a little bit," coach Rick Carlisle said. And so it begins. Williams almost always takes longer to get over injuries and now he could miss more time with this new diagnosis. If he's out for Sunday, J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will split the minutes at the one, but both are wildly inconsistent.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Oct 30 - 3:14 AM

Deron Williams and Wes Matthews will not play on Thursday against the Clippers.

He had an MRI and it was negative. Williams has a knee contusion and the Mavs will hold him out to nobody's surprise. He tends to miss more games than most plays and he could miss the game on Sunday. With Deron out, it'll be J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton handling the point guard minutes. Both guys should be in the upper 20s with a few minutes next to each other on occasion.
Oct 29 - 9:06 PM

Deron Williams (knee) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Clippers.

We'll keep an eye on Williams' status after shootaround, but it sounds like he'll be headed for a game-time decision. J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will get extended run if Williams is out Thursday night, with Barea having the most fantasy value of the two.
Oct 29 - 12:29 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Deron Williams
2J.J. Barea
3Raymond Felton
SG1Wesley Matthews
2Devin Harris
3John Jenkins
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Jeremy Evans
3Justin Anderson
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Charlie Villanueva
3Dwight Powell
C1Zaza Pachulia
2JaVale McGee
3Salah Mejri
4Satnam Singh