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Brooklyn Nets

Position
G
 
Jersey
8
Name  Deron Williams
Born  6/26/1984
Height  6-3
Weight  209
College  Illinois
12/25/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams, who suffered a strained right calf on Friday night, has missed the past two games but is questionable for Friday's game against Boston.
Insight: Williams has a history of leg injuries, so the team is likely to be conservative, but he was back at practice Wednesday which is a very good sign. Jarrett Jack gets 30-plus minutes when Williams is sidelined.
 
12/21/2014 5:35:00 PM
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams, who suffered a strained right calf on Friday night, will not play Sunday.
Insight: Williams has a history of leg injuries, so there is a chance he misses a few more games. jarrett Jack will get the start in what could be a favorable matchup.
 
12/19/2014 9:08:00 PM
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams will not return on Friday after suffering a strained right calf.
Insight: Williams has a history of leg injuries, so there is a chance he misses a few games. Stay tuned.
 
12/13/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams had 18 points and 10 assists on Saturday.
Insight: Williams did not shoot well, going 4-for-11, but he did make 3-of-4 3-pointers and all seven of his free-throw attempts. Williams also had two rebounds.
 
12/10/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams scored a team-high 17 points in a losing effort Wednesday against the Bulls.
Insight: He also had five assists, two rebounds, one 3-pointer, two steals, and two turnovers. Williams is not the player he used to be, but he is still a top-40 option.
 
12/8/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams shot very poorly but still recorded a double-double on Monday.
Insight: Williams made 3-of-14 shots on his way to 13 points. He helped his point total, making 6-of-6 free throws. Williams also had 11 assists and two rebounds.
 
11/22/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams played well in Saturday's loss to the Spurs.
Insight: He had 24 points, seven assists, five rebounds, two steals, two 3-pointers, two blocks, and three turnovers. Solid night for Williams.
 
11/9/2014 7:32:00 PM
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams scored 18 points in Sunday's win versus Orlando.
Insight: He also had seven assists, four rebounds, two steals, and two turnovers. Owners should expect numbers like this, often.
 
11/8/2014 8:50:00 AM
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams was 10-for-15 from the field and 7-of-10 at the free-throw line in the big win over the crosstown rival Knicks on Friday.
Insight: Williams finished with 29 points, making two 3-pointers, and six assists. That is by far the most points Williams has in a game this season. He is averaging 19.8 ppg and seven apg.
 
11/3/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams shot 50 percent from the field on Monday versus the Thunder.
Insight: Williams was 4-of-8 but the point guard stood out with nine assists. He also made all eight of his free-throw attempts.
 
10/29/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams played well during Wednesday's loss to Boston.
Insight: He had 19 points, eight assists, two steals, but also four turnovers. If Williams produces numbers like these, then owners will have absolutely no issue with him.
 
10/18/2014 5:45:00 PM
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams confirmed to Newsday that he is playing with "ease and freedom" after having surgery to repair both ankles in the offseason.
Insight: Williams went on to say the past few years, he always had concerns about his ankles in the back of his mind: "I knew I couldn't step certain ways or go certain ways." The point guard seemingly does not have to worry anymore. Williams has looked good in preseason, and fantasy owners should roll the dice with him should he fall to the third or fourth round.
 
9/26/2014 8:48:00 PM
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams told CBSsports that he does not feel 100 percent, but he does feel 20 percent better than last season.
Insight: Williams apparently does his math like Brian Fantana from Anchorman. It is encouraging that Williams feels better, but who knows where he started. Williams should be the focal point of the offense without Paul Pierce this year, but it is concerning Williams is not 100 percent.
 
5/22/2014 8:42:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn point guard Deron Williams is slated to have surgery on both ankles next Tuesday. SOURCE: Nets on Twitter
Insight: Ankle issues are likely to follow Williams the rest of his career. He's coming off a disappointing season (14.3 ppg, 6.1 apg) and fantasy owners shouldn't expect much improvement in 2014-15.
 
5/18/2014 3:39:00 PM
Description: The Nets haven't ruled out the possibility of trading point guard Deron Williams this offseason. SOURCE: Howard Beck, Bleacher Report
Insight: It could be tough to do that given Williams' enormous contract (three years, $63.1 million remaining on his current deal). Teams are also going to be skeptical about Williams' health after struggling with ankle issues for the second year in a row. Williams' scoring average this season (14.3 ppg) was his lowest since 2005-06.
 
Cold5/10/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn guard Deron Williams followed up his 0-of-9 shooting performance in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Heat by going 3-of-11 with nine points in Game 3 Saturday night.
Insight: Williams had 11 assists and the Nets won, 104-90, to cut Miami's lead to 2-1 in the series. However, Brooklyn is going to need D-Will to be better than its seventh-leading scorer if it's going to put real pressure on the Heat.
 
Cold5/8/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn guard Deron Williams was held scoreless in 37 minutes Thursday against the Heat.
Insight: Williams missed all nine of his shots while also committing two turnovers. For the last time D-Will was held without a point, you'd have to go all the way back to January 30, 2006 against San Antonio. The Nets are in rough shape heading into Saturday's Game 3 at Barclays Center.
 
4/16/2014 6:07:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn will be without point guard Deron Williams Wednesday versus Cleveland. SOURCE: ESPN New York
Insight: D-Will's just getting a breather before the playoffs. Jorge Gutierrez (3.5 ppg) is a candidate to start in his place.
 
4/15/2014 7:05:00 PM
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams will play Tuesday against New York. SOURCE: Stefan Bondy, New York Daily News
Insight: He had been a game-time decision because of knee tendinitis. A win tonight will give Brooklyn the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference and a date with Chicago in the first round of the playoffs. The Bulls won in seven games when these teams met a year ago.
 
4/15/2014 12:02:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn guard Deron Williams along with most of the Nets are game-time decision as the team rests up for the playoffrs.
Insight: The Nets have an "old" roster with six players 30-years-old or older, so this isn't a surprise. Starting any of the veterans on Tuesday will be a risky play. Marquis Teague, Marcus Thornton and Mason Plumlee could play big minutes.
 

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