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Deron Williams | Guard | #31

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: Illinois
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (3) / UTA
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Deron Williams (thumb) led Cleveland's bench on Wednesday with 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting, four rebounds, two assists, two 3-pointers, one block and zero turnovers in 20 minutes.
Williams suffered a minor thumb injury on Sunday but he returned to that game and was never in doubt for tonight. His hot shooting was a nice boost for Cleveland, but it doesn't mean much for fantasy purposes. He's yet to score double-digit points in consecutive games since joining the Cavs, but we'll see if he can do it vs. the Hornets on Friday. Mar 22 - 11:57 PM

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Deron Williams briefly exited Sunday's game after hurting his left thumb, but he returned to finish with two points, two assists and one block in 17 minutes.

Williams hurt himself while reaching for the ball defensively, but he quickly returned after getting his thumb wrapped in the locker room. The Cavs are likely to be cautious with their veteran backup, and we'll include him on the injury report prior to Wednesday's game in Denver.
Mar 20 - 12:38 AM

Deron Williams exited Sunday's game after injuring his left thumb, but he has been cleared to return.

Williams immediately asked to leave the game and he headed straight into the locker room. He got the thumb wrapped and was set to return a few minutes later, fortunately, so he seems to have avoided serious injury.
Mar 19 - 10:23 PM

Deron Williams started for Kyrie Irving (knee, rest) on Saturday vs. the Clippers, but he was quiet with 11 points, five assists, three rebounds and a triple.

While he finished 4-of-8 from the field, he turned the ball over five times and the Cavs were limited to 31 points at the half. It's unclear if Irving will play on Sunday vs. the Lakers, but if he does, D-Will can be left on the wire in most formats.
Mar 18 - 10:59 PM

Deron Williams will start at point guard on Saturday vs. the Clippers.

Kyrie Irving (knee, rest) is out and will join LeBron James (rest) and Kevin Love (rest) on the shelf. It's unclear if Irving will be available on Sunday vs. the Lakers, but D-Will is a solid short-term add if you need a bump in assists. Williams will join Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith, Channing Frye and Tristan Thompson in the starting five.
Mar 18 - 7:13 PM

Deron Williams played just 14 minutes on Tuesday, but hit 6-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, two rebounds and three assists in a 128-96 win over the Pistons.

Don't be fooled by Williams solid line tonight, as he'll need a lot more than 14 minutes to be of any fantasy use. He might be worth a one-game DFS flier on nights when Kyrie Irving isn't playing, but that's about it.
Mar 14 - 10:19 PM

Deron Williams will come off the bench on Monday vs. the Heat.

D-Will made a fill-in start for a resting Kyrie Irving on Saturday, scoring 10 points with five rebounds and seven assists in 27 minutes. He should get all the backup PG minutes tonight with a handful of minutes next to Irving, so his fantasy value will be limited to deeper leagues.
Mar 6 - 5:47 PM

Deron Williams scored 10 points in his first start as a Cav during a 120-92 loss in Miami on Saturday, adding five rebounds and seven assists in 27 minutes.

He was in over his head and didn't really play next to anyone who could get his own shot. Williams has played 13 minutes next to Kyrie Irving in the time he's been there, but that's still not enough to make him worth owning in most leagues. He could be a plug-and-play guy when Irving rests again, though.
Mar 4 - 10:28 PM

Deron Williams will start for a resting Kyrie Irving against the Heat on Saturday.

After he missed a big 3-pointer in his Cavs debut and didn't do much on Friday, Williams gets his best chance to show why the Cavs signed him. He should be looking at minutes in the 30s and won't have many weapons around him, so he makes sense as a stream or as a DFS punt today. He's not a great pickup because Irving should be back on Monday.
Mar 4 - 6:43 PM

Deron Williams said that joining the Cavaliers was an easy decision.

"I just feel like I'll be comfortable here. I'll have a significant role here, with the need for a backup for Kyrie [Irving] and also being able to play with Kyrie," Williams said. "We get a chance to play together and of course competing for a championship is something that I haven't had a chance to do." D-Will had a rough debut on Wednesday with four points (2-of-8 FGs), two rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes, but it was encouraging that the Cavs played him next to Irving in two-PG lineups. His fantasy value takes a hit on his new team, but he might be able to cling to low-end value.
Source: ESPN
Mar 2 - 11:31 AM

Deron Williams made his Cavaliers debut on Wednesday with four points on 2-of-8 shooting, two rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes, but he missed a potentially game-winning 3-pointer in the game's final moments.

D-Will gives the Cavs the veteran playmaker they've been pining for, helping to take some pressure off LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. "Deron is going to have to run the offense and get us into some of our sets and pick up things quickly," coach Ty Lue said before the game. "Having him here just to sustain leads when we get leads and having that veteran leadership on the floor is going to be big for us." His fantasy value, however, is far out-stripped by his value to the Cavs in real life. He can be left on the wire while Kyrie Irving is healthy.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 2 - 12:26 AM

Deron Williams will make his Cleveland debut on Wednesday vs. Boston.

"Deron is going to have to run the offense and get us into some of our sets and pick up things quickly, which I know he can," Cavs coach Ty Lue said. "So, just having him here just to sustain leads when we get leads and having that veteran leadership on the floor is going to be big for us." Williams will have a limited role behind Kyrie Irving, so he won't be making an impact in most fantasy leagues now that he's playing for the Cavs.
Source: ESPN
Mar 1 - 1:25 PM

Deron Williams has officially signed with the Cavs.

Williams will not be available for Monday's game against the Bucks, but head coach Tyronn Lue said he's hopeful to have Williams active for Wednesday's game against the Celtics. Williams will just be backing up Kyrie Irving in Cleveland, and while he could have some value on the nights the Cavs' studs are rested, he'll be a non-factor in most leagues while the team is at full strength. Interestingly, Williams will wear No. 31 for Cleveland... that's 3-1. He's worn No. 8 for his entire career.
Feb 27 - 7:06 PM

Deron Williams will not be available for Monday's game against the Bucks.

Head coach Tyronn Lue is hopeful to have Williams available for Wednesday's game against the Celtics, but he will not be able to make his Cavs' debut tonight. Williams lost a ton of value with the move to Cleveland, so owners in most leagues should probably just move on and send him to the wire.
Feb 27 - 6:00 PM

Deron Williams' status for Monday's game vs. the Bucks is still up in the air.

He's fully expected to sign at some point Monday, but he wasn't at the morning shootaround. If D-Will is cleared in time to play, he could be tossed into the fire right away as LeBron James (illness) and Kyle Korver (knee) are considered questionable. To be clear, D-Will is not a great fantasy pickup in Cleveland.
Feb 27 - 11:29 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2DeAndre Liggins
3Deron Williams
4Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Kyle Korver
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3James Jones
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
3Derrick Williams
C1Tristan Thompson
2Larry Sanders