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#8
Deron Williams
PPG RPG APG
14.1 2.9 5.8
Team: DallasHeight: 6-3 Born: 6/26/1984
Position: PGWeight: 200 Birthplace: Parkersburg, West Virginia
College: IllinoisDraft: 1st Round 3rd pick by Jazz(2005)


Latest News
Apr. 23 5:45 PM PT6:45 PM MT7:45 PM CT8:45 PM ET0:45 GMT8:45 5:45 PM MST7:45 PM EST4:45 UAE (+1)02:4520:45 ET7:45 PM CT23:45 - As expected, Williams will not play in Monday's Game 5 of Dallas' playoff series with Oklahoma City.
Analysis: Williams, who's been dealing with a sports hernia since late in the regular season, exited Saturday's Game 4 loss less than two minutes in after aggravating the injury. The veteran guard also missed Dallas' 131-102 Game 3 loss on Thursday
Apr. 17 6:44 PM PT7:44 PM MT8:44 PM CT9:44 PM ET1:44 GMT9:44 6:44 PM MST8:44 PM EST5:44 UAE (+1)03:4421:44 ET8:44 PM CT0:44 - Williams is doubtful for Monday's playoff game against the Oklahoma City Thunder with pain in his pelvis and groin.
Analysis: Williams, who missed eight of the final 11 regular-season games, said his primary issue is pain, and he will try to play. He said he will take a month off after the season ends, and if it doesn't improve, he'll consider surgery.
Apr. 12 9:31 PM PT10:31 PM MT11:31 PM CT12:31 AM ET4:31 GMT12:31 9:31 PM MST11:31 PM EST8:31 UAE06:310:31 ET11:31 PM CT3:31 - Williams shut up the disrespectful Utah crowd with a solid effort Monday.
Analysis: Williams scored 23 against his former team. "(The boos) got me going out there a little bit," he said. "Not only the booing, but the stuff that was being said when I was sitting on the bench, at dead balls, stuff like that."
Mar. 26 10:50 PM PT11:50 PM MT12:50 AM CT1:50 AM ET5:50 GMT13:50 10:50 PM MST12:50 AM EST9:50 UAE06:501:50 ET11:50 PM CT4:50 - Williams returned Sunday and had 15 points in 28 minutes.
Analysis: Williams missed the previous eight games with an abdominal injury.
Mar. 20 5:49 PM PT6:49 PM MT7:49 PM CT8:49 PM ET0:49 GMT8:49 5:49 PM MST7:49 PM EST4:49 UAE (+1)01:4920:49 ET6:49 PM CT23:49 - Williams had 31 points and 16 assists for season highs Sunday.
Analysis: Williams could do this again since the teams play again in Portland on Wednesday. "We gained a full game on them, and we see them again next week," he said.
Feb. 19 7:20 PM PT8:20 PM MT9:20 PM CT10:20 PM ET3:20 GMT11:20 8:20 PM MST10:20 PM EST7:20 UAE (+1)04:2022:20 ET9:20 PM CT1:20 - Williams made 5 of 9 3-point attempts and finished with 25 points and seven assists on Friday.
Analysis: He has scored at least 22 in his last three games.
Feb. 9 8:41 PM PT9:41 PM MT10:41 PM CT11:41 PM ET4:41 GMT12:41 9:41 PM MST11:41 PM EST8:41 UAE05:4123:41 ET10:41 PM CT2:41 - Williams had a second consecutive big game, finishing with 23 points and six assists in Tuesday's 121-119 overtime loss to Utah.
Analysis: He had 22 points and 11 assists three nights earlier.
Feb. 1 5:42 PM PT6:42 PM MT7:42 PM CT8:42 PM ET1:42 GMT9:42 6:42 PM MST8:42 PM EST5:42 UAE (+1)02:4220:42 ET7:42 PM CT23:42 - Williams will be out against Miami on Wednesday night after injuring his right hip in Monday's game at Atlanta.
Analysis: Williams left in the second quarter of a 112-97 loss to the Hawks on Monday. The 31-year-old missed four games in December with a left hamstring strain. He is averaging 13.9 points and a team-leading 5.3 assists per game in first season with his hometown Mavericks.
Jan. 31 7:12 PM PT8:12 PM MT9:12 PM CT10:12 PM ET3:12 GMT11:12 8:12 PM MST10:12 PM EST7:12 UAE (+1)04:1222:12 ET9:12 PM CT1:12 - Williams finished with 27 points in Sunday's 91-78 win over the Suns.
Analysis: Williams had averaged 8.8 points on 27.9 percent shooting in his previous four games.
Jan. 22 8:47 PM PT9:47 PM MT10:47 PM CT11:47 PM ET4:47 GMT12:47 9:47 PM MST11:47 PM EST8:47 UAE05:4723:47 ET10:47 PM CT2:47 - Williams had 22 points and five assists Friday.
Analysis: Williams made 9 of 16 field goal attempts (2-6 on trifectas), while making both of his free throws. He's gone five straight games without cracking double digits in assists.
Jan. 18 8:57 PM PT9:57 PM MT10:57 PM CT11:57 PM ET4:57 GMT12:57 9:57 PM MST11:57 PM EST8:57 UAE05:5723:57 ET10:57 PM CT2:57 - Williams had 10 of his 20 points in overtime as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Boston Celtics 118-113 on Monday night.
Analysis: The on-court impact of Williams was significant in this matchup. Dallas had a plus-minus of +18 with him on the floor and -13 with Williams on the bench. He also had six assists.
Jan. 12 7:51 PM PT8:51 PM MT9:51 PM CT10:51 PM ET3:51 GMT11:51 8:51 PM MST10:51 PM EST7:51 UAE (+1)04:5122:51 ET9:51 PM CT1:51 - Williams had 16 points and 10 assists Tuesday.
Analysis: Williams was charged with five turnovers in the contest, two more than the starting backcourt of the Cavaliers so he was sloppy.
Jan. 10 10:35 PM PT11:35 PM MT12:35 AM CT1:35 AM ET6:35 GMT14:35 11:35 PM MST1:35 AM EST10:35 UAE07:351:35 ET12:35 AM CT4:35 - Williams scored four points as he played through pain Sunday.
Analysis: Williams was considered questionable for the game against Minnesota.
Jan. 6 11:06 PM PT12:06 AM MT1:06 AM CT2:06 AM ET7:06 GMT15:06 12:06 AM MST2:06 AM EST11:06 UAE08:062:06 ET1:06 AM CT5:06 - Williams came through with 25 points to help Dallas edge Sacramento in double overtime Tuesday.
Analysis: More importantly, Williams started and played 43 minutes to show that's he's completely over the hamstring injury that sidelined him for four games last week.
Jan. 3 11:05 PM PT12:05 AM MT1:05 AM CT2:05 AM ET7:05 GMT15:05 12:05 AM MST2:05 AM EST11:05 UAE08:052:05 ET1:05 AM CT5:05 - Williams was back on the floor Tuesday.
Analysis: Williams was out with left hamstring tightness.
Dec. 22 8:17 PM PT9:17 PM MT10:17 PM CT11:17 PM ET4:17 GMT12:17 9:17 PM MST11:17 PM EST8:17 UAE05:1723:17 ET10:17 PM CT2:17 - Williams returned for Dallas at Miami on Friday.
Analysis: The oft-injured point guard missed four consecutive games due to a hamstring strain he sustained last week.
Dec. 15 10:34 PM PT11:34 PM MT12:34 AM CT1:34 AM ET6:34 GMT14:34 11:34 PM MST1:34 AM EST10:34 UAE07:341:34 ET12:34 AM CT4:34 - Williams scored 18 points but turned the ball over five times on Monday.
Analysis: He made 8 of 16 shots and finished with just three assists.
Dec. 8 9:55 PM PT10:55 PM MT11:55 PM CT12:55 AM ET5:55 GMT13:55 10:55 PM MST12:55 AM EST9:55 UAE06:550:55 ET11:55 PM CT3:55 - Williams finished with 20 points and seven assists in Monday's win over the Knicks. He also hit three 3-pointers.
Analysis: Williams seems to be heating up, averaging 20.8 points while hitting 10 of 26 from 3-point range in four games this month.
Dec. 5 10:20 PM PT11:20 PM MT12:20 AM CT1:20 AM ET6:20 GMT14:20 11:20 PM MST1:20 AM EST10:20 UAE07:201:20 ET12:20 AM CT4:20 - Williams scored 22 points in Friday's loss to Houston.
Analysis: Williams is averaging 21.0 in his last four games.
Nov. 23 9:44 PM PT10:44 PM MT11:44 PM CT12:44 AM ET5:44 GMT13:44 10:44 PM MST12:44 AM EST9:44 UAE06:440:44 ET11:44 PM CT3:44 - Williams finished with 20 points, six assists and six rebounds in Sunday's 117-114 loss at Oklahoma City.
Analysis: After a slow start in Dallas, Williams is starting to come on strong. He's totaled 43 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds in his last two games. He's also hit 8 of 13 from 3-point range over the last three.
July 14 4:42 PM PT5:42 PM MT6:42 PM CT7:42 PM ET23:42 GMT7:42 4:42 PM MST6:42 PM EST3:42 UAE (+1)01:4219:42 ET6:42 PM CT22:42 - Williams has joined his hometown Mavericks after Brooklyn bought out the contract the point guard signed when he spurned Dallas to stay with the Nets three years ago. Williams, who grew up in the Dallas suburb of The Colony, signed a two-year, $10 million deal Tuesday. He has a player option in the second year.
Analysis: Dallas had a deal with Williams on Friday and had to wait for him to clear waivers. It was a boost for the Mavericks soon after free agent center DeAndre Jordan reneged on a deal to sign with them. The Nets bought out the 31-year-old Williams to lower their payroll. They owed him $43 million in the final two years of the contract.
July 11 4:04 PM PT5:04 PM MT6:04 PM CT7:04 PM ET23:04 GMT7:04 4:04 PM MST6:04 PM EST3:04 UAE (+1)01:0419:04 ET6:04 PM CT22:04 - The Brooklyn Nets have waived Williams, who is expected to sign with the Dallas Mavericks if no team claims him. The team and Williams came to a buyout agreement Friday, and the Nets made the announcement Saturday. General manager Billy King thanked the point guard for ''everything he gave the organization over the past 4 1/2 years.''
Analysis: Williams grew up in a Dallas suburb and nearly signed with the Mavericks three years ago. Two people with knowledge of the arrangement told The Associated Press on Friday that he will join them this time once he passes through waivers. Williams averaged 13 points last season, the lowest since he was a rookie, and has struggled with injuries since signing a five-year, $98.5 million contract in 2012.
July 10 2:16 PM PT3:16 PM MT4:16 PM CT5:16 PM ET21:16 GMT5:16 2:16 PM MST4:16 PM EST1:16 UAE (+1)23:1617:16 ET4:16 PM CT20:16 - Two people with knowledge of the arrangement tells The Associated Press that Williams is set to join the Dallas Mavericks if the point guard clears waivers after reaching a buyout with the Brooklyn Nets.
Analysis: Williams will sign with the Mavericks once he clears waivers Monday, the people said Friday on condition of anonymity because the deal can't become official until Williams clears waivers.

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