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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 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

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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

Deron Williams scored 17 points with four boards, four assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in Wednesday's loss to the Heat.

He was taking a ton of off-balance jumpers, but Williams made some strides as this series moved along. He failed to score in Game 2 and finished the series with averages of 11.2 points, 4.6 boards, 6.2 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.6 triples on 36.7 percent from the field. Obviously, this wasn't what the Nets were hoping to get out of their star guard, and D-Will is going to have a sour taste in his mouth this offseason.
May 14 - 9:52 PM

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson combined to hit just 10-of-29 shots as the Nets lost Game 4 to the Heat by the score of 102-96 on Monday.

Williams finished with 13 points, six rebounds and seven assists on the night and Johnson had 18 points, three rebounds, two assists and two threes. Williams passed up a relatively open look off of penetration to give the ball to Johnson in a bad spot and that was the tipping point in the loss. The series heads back to Miami for Game 5 on Wednesday with the Heat in control up three games to one.
May 12 - 11:12 PM

Deron Williams hit just 3-of-11 shots and one 3-pointer for nine points and 11 assists in Saturday's Game 3 win over the Heat.

Williams hasn't looked very good in the playoffs and didn't even score in his previous game, so tonight was a step forward, albeit a small one.
May 10 - 10:55 PM

Deron Williams failed to score against the Heat in Thursday's Game 2 loss, adding seven boards, six assists and two turnovers in 37 minutes.

Yikes. Williams actually got some decent looks with four of his nine shots coming at the rim. The Nets only had six makes at the rim in Game 1, and at least they were able to get to the basket with 32 points in the paint. Obviously, they're just overmatched in this series and it's hard to believe they were in this game until the fourth quarter. Deron will look to bounce back on Saturday after putting up the worst 0-for of his career.
May 8 - 9:38 PM

Deron Williams hit 7-of-10 shots and three 3-pointers for 17 points, three rebounds and three assists in Tuesday's 107-86 Game 1 loss to the Heat.

Williams was great and it's scary to think of what the final score might have been had Williams not played so well. Joe Johnson also scored 17 points with a full stat line, while Paul Pierce scored just eight points, and Kevin Garnett failed to score in 16 minutes. The Nets may have swept the Heat in the regular season, but that stat can be thrown out the window now. Things aren't looking good for the Nets.
May 6 - 9:33 PM

Deron Williams (ankle) insists he will be "ready to go" for Tuesday's Game 1 against the Heat.

Williams has had ankle issues in the past, including sprains to both ankles this season that caused him to miss 16 games. He managed to log 32 minutes in Game 7 on Sunday after receiving an injection to his left ankle so it should come as no surprise that he will play in Game 1.
May 6 - 2:58 PM

Deron Williams said he had an injection on his left ankle after Game 6 on Friday.

He was dealing with some swelling after the sprain in Game 6, but it didn't bother him in Game 7. Williams had terrible luck in his three games vs. the Heat this season, averaging 7.3 points, 4.3 boards and 7.3 assists on 33.3 percent shooting. He'll need to be at his best for the Nets to have a chance.
May 5 - 5:52 PM

Deron Williams twisted his left ankle but managed to stay in the game and lead the Nets to a 97-83 Game 6 win over the Raptors, scoring 23 points on 8-of-16 shooting (including four threes) with five rebounds, four assists and one steal.

Williams bore the brunt of the pressure heading into tonight, with flyers depicting him as a missing person being taped up around the arena prior to the game. His durability is obviously a question mark going forward but as long as he keeps getting up to play he's a threat to lead the way on any given night. Paul Pierce (35 minutes) and Kevin Garnett (27 minutes) were both productive after being benched in Game 5. The series heads to Toronto for Game 7 on Sunday.
May 2 - 9:49 PM

Deron Williams hit just 4-of-8 shots for 13 points and nine assists in Wednesday's Game-5 loss to the Raptors.

Kyle Lowry abused him for 36 points and a monster game and Williams looked slow and kind of old out there tonight. Amir Johnson, who had 11 points and six rebounds, said prior to the game that the Nets have been folding to the pressure with sloppy fourth quarter, ate his words tonight after the Nets went on a 32-10 run late to tie a blowout game. Mirza Teletovic hit four 3-pointers for 17 points and seven rebounds in the loss, and Game 6 is Friday night in Brooklyn.
Apr 30 - 10:48 PM

Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Mirza Teletovic, along with Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett all appear to be healthy and ready for the playoffs.

They all got some rest in preparation for the postseason and should all be good to go after Wednesday. Teletovic has missed a pair of games after his wife gave birth, but we expect him to be available for Game 1 against the Raptors, as well.
Apr 17 - 12:17 AM

Deron Williams (knee) reportedly will not play on Wednesday.

D-Will played through a sore knee on Tuesday and it must be a real concern if he's sitting out Wednesday's game, as the Nets aren't locked into the fifth seed -- the Wizards can still catch them with a victory and a loss by Brooklyn. With Shaun Livingston (toe) also expected to sit out, Jorge Gutierrez and Marquis Teague will have to take on bigger roles at PG.
Apr 16 - 12:33 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Deron Williams
2Marquis Teague
3Jorge Gutierrez
SG1Jarrett Jack
2Markel Brown
3Xavier Thames
SF1Joe Johnson
2Andrei Kirilenko
3Alan Anderson
4Sergey Karasev
5Bojan Bogdanovic
PF1Mirza Teletovic
2Kevin Garnett
3Cory Jefferson
C1Brook Lopez
2Mason Plumlee