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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 started again on Wednesday and had 10 points and six assists in 34 minutes on 4-of-14 shooting.
Jarrett Jack was back from his hamstring injury, but came off the bench and had 15 points in 28 minutes. It remains to be seen if Jack starts over Williams in the next one, but it would make more sense (at least to us) to leave Williams alone and start Jack at shooting guard. Stay tuned. Feb 26 - 12:39 AM

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Deron Williams was effective against the Nuggets on Monday with 16 points, five rebounds, 12 assists, one steal and one turnover.

Jarrett Jack missed his second consecutive game and it's led to consecutive double-doubles for Williams. It's been a while since he had one of those with his last double-double coming back on Dec. 16. Jack was ruled out this morning, so he's likely going to miss more time. Williams should be viewed as a must-start player until further notice.
Feb 24 - 12:25 AM

Deron Williams started for Jarrett Jack (hamstring) on Friday against the Lakers, scoring 12 points on 6-of-14 shooting (no threes) with four rebounds, 15 assists, two steals, one block and five turnovers in 40 minutes.

Nice. And it's about time. Surely the All Star break helped him get his legs back and some time off probably didn't hurt the noggin, either. We're nowhere near declaring that he's back in the vicinity of his early season production, especially after beating up on L.A., but this outing makes him an interesting gambler's target via trade.
Feb 21 - 4:42 AM

Deron Williams will likely slide back into the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Lakers with Jarret Jack (hamstring) unavailable.

He's going to get a very favorable matchup tonight, and there's a chance his return to the starting lineup becomes a permanent change. Williams is averaging 15.6 points, 6.8 assists, and 1.6 three-pointers per game as a starter, so owners will need to hope he can keep his job once Jack is healthy. As a side note, the Nets are paying Williams $19.8 million this season compared to Jack's $6.3 million.
Feb 20 - 3:43 PM

Deron Williams finished Tuesday's road loss in Memphis with 10 points, one rebound, four assists and one steal in 29 minutes, and he replaced Jarrett Jack as a starter to begin the second half.

D-Will missed his first three shots which made him 0-of-22 from the field over a four-game span, but he finally broke the streak with a basket in the second quarter. His injury woes have been overshadowed by career-worst 38.2 percent shooting and a disappointing bench role, and it's unclear if his second-half start is a sign of things to come. Owners can only hope that he gains some traction during the All-Star break.
Feb 10 - 11:45 PM

Deron Williams played through an illness on Monday, but was terrible with zero points on 0-for-5 shooting with two rebounds, four assists and one block in 23 minutes off the bench.

We'd pass this off as a function of his illness if this wasn't a standard day in the life of Deron Williams. We don't know what's wrong -- or if he's injured, ineffective or just plain disgruntled. It may help owners to think of him as a high-upside waiver wire pickup as they continue to stash him, but it's still a bit hard to advise a drop. If he gets back on track, he'll have mid-round upside.
Feb 10 - 1:16 AM

Deron Williams (illness) is available to play against the Bucks on Monday.

He is getting over an illness and missed shootaround. Williams is coming off an awful game on Saturday, missing all eight shots from the field. He's still a risky play in season-long leagues while Jarrett Jack is basically a must-start option.
Feb 9 - 6:55 PM

Deron Williams (illness) arrived to the arena and is likely going to play against the Bucks on Monday.

There is nothing official from the team yet, but fantasy owners can plan on Deron suiting up. He might be limited anyway, so Jarrett Jack is the preferred play here. Stay tuned.
Feb 9 - 6:35 PM

Deron Williams (illness) missed shootaround, and he is a game-time decision for Monday against the Bucks.

Williams is coming off a two-game stretch that saw him hit 2-of-17 shots from the field for a whopping eight combined points, so perhaps a day off might not be the worst idea in the world. If he sits, Jarrett Jack would get all of the minutes he could possibly handle. Jack is averaging 15.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 1.3 triples over 25 starts this season.
Feb 9 - 12:05 PM

Deron Williams missed all eight shots from the field against the Wizards on Saturday with three points at the line, four rebounds, seven assists, three steals and no turnovers.

Of course, Kobe Bryant would never go 0-of-8 from the field. Jokes aside, Deron's numbers were awful coming in since returning from injury, averaging 10.3 points, 3.3 boards, 5.0 assists, 0.3 blocks and 1.0 treys on 37.9 percent from the field. His owners have to wait for him to improve before trying to trade him. If you don't own him, you can probably acquire him for a song right now.
Feb 7 - 9:33 PM

Deron Williams managed just five points on 2-of-9 shooting with four rebounds, six assists and one block in 26 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Williams went for 11 and six with three boards on Wednesday, and after this tepid effort owners are not getting the progress they deservedly want. Part of Williams' struggles in the box are related to Jarrett Jack's stranglehold on primary ballhandling responsibilities, and the rest is up in the air between injured, bummed out or on the decline. It's too early to rule out a return to previous levels of productivity and he's still a clear hold.
Feb 7 - 12:26 AM

Deron Williams came off the bench to hit 4-of-12 shots for 11 points, three rebounds and six assists in Wednesday's win.

Jarrett Jack was on fire tonight, while Williams continues to work his way back from a rib injury. He's getting enough minutes (33 tonight) to be put back into fantasy lineups, but may struggle to produce as long as he's coming off the bench.
Feb 4 - 11:05 PM

Deron Williams returned to action on Monday after about a month off due to rib injuries, scoring 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting (including three treys) with three rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes.

As far as return games go this wasn't bad, but it's more than a little disconcerting that Jarrett Jack logged 40 minutes and made the game-winner tonight. If Williams can stay healthy, he's all-but a lock to be worth owning. Hopefully the trade deadline will bring clarity to his role and return him to normal production.
Feb 3 - 12:45 AM

Deron Williams (ribs) is available to play against the Clippers on Monday.

He has been out since Jan. 8 with his rib injury and there's no word on how many minutes he'll play just yet. However, Williams will almost certainly come off the bench and is unlikely to get more minute than Jarrett Jack tonight. Williams' isn't a must-start option this week while Jack is still likely going to be able to put up value in standard leagues.
Feb 2 - 5:31 PM

Deron Williams (ribs) practiced in full for the first time since his injury on Sunday and is officially listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Clippers.

D-Will is likely going to be eased into action upon his return, but Jarrett Jack will likely remain in the starting lineup for the foreseeable future. However, D-Will is more than capable of putting up good numbers when he's active, so make sure he's not floating around the waiver wire in your league. We should know more about Williams' status following Monday's shootaround so stay tuned.
Feb 1 - 12:43 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jarrett Jack
2Deron Williams
3Darius Morris
SG1Joe Johnson
2Markel Brown
SF1Alan Anderson
2Bojan Bogdanovic
3Sergey Karasev
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Cory Jefferson
3Mirza Teletovic
C1Mason Plumlee
2Brook Lopez
3Jerome Jordan