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Deron Williams | Guard | #31

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 200
College: Illinois
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (3) / UTA
Contract: view contract details

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Deron Williams said he hasn't ruled out returning to the NBA.
Williams finished the 2016-17 campaign averaging 11.0 points, 5.6 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 25.9 minutes. However, he did not play at all last season. He will turn 34 next month and it's unlikely we see him in an NBA uniform in 2018-19. Jun 9 - 11:52 PM

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Deron Williams (illness) played 18 minutes in Tuesday's Game 4 win vs. the Celtics, scoring two points on 1-of-2 shooting with one rebound, one assist and one steal.

D-Will has been a disappointment in the postseason, but the Cavs don't really have another option because they don't trust rookie Kay Felder. Kyrie Irving did tweak his ankle in Tuesday's win, but he's not expected to miss any time. Expect Williams to play his normal role with minutes in the teens going forward.
Tue, May 23, 2017 11:45:00 PM

Deron Williams (illness) is a go for Tuesday's Game 4 against the Celtics.

Williams sat out shootaround, but he was never expected to miss tonight's game. He should continue to flirt with minutes in the lower-teens, which doesn't mean much in fantasy hoops.
Tue, May 23, 2017 06:29:00 PM

Deron Williams (illness) missed shootaround on Tuesday morning but is expected to play in Game 4 vs. Boston Tuesday night.

Williams' performance has been mostly disappointing this postseason. Over the Cavs last seven games, he is averaging 3.4 points, 3.6 assists and 1.6 rebounds in 14.8 minutes, while shooting 37.0 percent from the floor and 22.2 percent from downtown. In the first three games of the ECF, Williams is just 2-of-11 from the field. The Cavs have been able to cruise through the East with little help from their bench but will need D-Will and company to step up if they hope to take home another title.
Tue, May 23, 2017 10:58:00 AM

Deron Williams failed to score in nine minutes of action during Sunday's Game 3 loss to the visiting Celtics.

Williams is now averaging 2.0 points on combined 2-of-11 shooting in the series, while averaging 12.7 minutes off the bench. Richard Jefferson was also scoreless in four minutes, and Kyle Korver had just three points on 1-of-5 shooting, while Iman Shumpert chipped in six points, four boards and two assists. Channing Frye was a DNP-CD tonight and there's simply no way to trust the Cavs' reserves as DFS options.
Sun, May 21, 2017 11:45:00 PM

Deron Williams said he's starting to feel more comfortable in the Cavs' system.

"Any time you go to another team in the middle of the season, it’s going to be an adjustment," Williams said. "Add to it, it’s the defending champs, a lot of pressure, and it was a different situation for me than I had ever been in in my career. Coming off the bench, playing short minutes... I feel like I’ve had a little bit over two months now and I’ve adjusted and figured things out." Williams has brought some nice playmaking to Cleveland's second unit, but he's not getting enough minutes to warrant consideration in fantasy hoops.
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 10:51:00 AM

Deron Williams started again on Wednesday, going 3-of-6 from the field with three 3-pointers for 10 points, four assists and three rebounds in 25 minutes.

Kyrie Irving was resting in the season finale, which allowed D-Will to play more minutes than usual. He blew up for 35/9/7 in his previous fill-in start on Monday, but was a letdown tonight. With Kyrie healthy, Williams won't be a reliable guy to own for DFS or postseason leagues.
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 10:34:00 PM

Deron Williams finished with 35 points, nine assists, seven rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot over 46 minutes in Monday's overtime loss in Miami.

Williams was making the start with Kyrie Irving (rest) sidelined, and he was the top scoring option with LeBron James (rest) also on the shelf. It wasn't all great, as the veteran did turn the ball over 10 times. However, he also canned five 3-pointers and fantasy owners cannot be too angry with the turnovers. Unless the Cavs continue to rest their big guns Wednesday against the Raptors, Williams is likely to take a step backwards.
Mon, Apr 10, 2017 11:07:00 PM

Deron Williams is expected to be in the starting lineup for Monday's game against Miami, with Kyrie Irving (rest) unavailable.

Irving, LeBron James (rest) and Tristan Thompson (thumb) will all sit out Monday's contest, and Kevin Love (illness) is also unlikely, which should result in the Cavs rolling out a starting five featuring Williams, J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye. Check back for official confirmation closer to tip-off.

Deron Williams did not score in 17 minutes against the Bulls with one assist and one turnover.

Coach Ty Lue tried Williams more with some first-unit guys, but it didn't work and Williams hasn't been very good since his arrival. Williams won't be worth using unless Kyrie Irving gets game off, and that may not even be the case with how poorly he's played lately.
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 10:38:00 PM

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.
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 11:57:00 PM

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.
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 12:38:00 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.
Sun, Mar 19, 2017 10:23:00 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.
Sat, Mar 18, 2017 10:59:00 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.
Sat, Mar 18, 2017 07:13:00 PM

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C1Tristan Thompson
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