Deron Williams RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mavs hope Deron Williams makes himself at home in Dallas "Although his 2015-16 season was admittedly mired by injuries, three-time All-Star point guard Deron Williams also says his first campaign with the Dallas Mavericks helped to rekindle his love for the game of basketball. Bouncing back from a lackluster ’14-15 season with the Brooklyn Nets,..." May 04

  • Deron Williams To Opt Out; Mavs Want Him Back

    Hoops Rumors "Deron Williams plans to turn down his player option worth more than $5.621MM and hit free agency to seek a multiyear contract this summer, sources told Tim MacMahon of (ESPN Now link). The Mavericks and the point guard have mutual interest in doing a new deal, according to..." April 29

  • Rick Carlisle confirmed Deron Williams is 'done for the year' with a sports hernia and left abdominal strain

    Dallas Morning News "Coach Rick Carlisle confirmed to media members Sunday afternoon that Deron Williams is "done for the year." The point guard had tried to play in game 4 on Saturday, but had to exit after 89 seconds when his sports hernia/left abdominal strain became too painful. Williams said he's been told..." April 25

  • Deron Williams' status in doubt after aggravating abdominal injury

    ESPN "Mavericks point guard Deron Williams will probably not play again this season after lasting less than 90 seconds in Saturday's Game 4. Williams aggravated an abdominal strain and sports hernia during the first minute of the game and checked out for good at the 10:31 mark of the first..." April 24

  • Without steadying influence of Williams, Mavs quickly fell behind; Carlisle not sure if PG will play Saturday

    Sports Day "Deron Williams' absence didn't make the difference in the Mavericks' 131-102 loss to Oklahoma City in Game 3 on Thursday. But it certainly didn't help. The starting point guard, who gutted out 26 minutes in the Game 2 victory before the pain from his sports hernia/abdominal strain became too..." April 22

  • How did Deron Williams (sports hernia) feel in Game 1? "Today wasn't good. . . one of the worst ones."

    Sports Day "Deron Williams missed 17 games this season with assorted injuries. He's been particularly hampered in the past month, missing eight games due to what was believed to be a strained abdomen. He was later diagnosed with a sports hernia, and he most likely will need off-season surgery. But he..." April 17

  • The Mavericks are prepared for Deron Williams to miss the rest of the season

    Mavs Moneyball "On Wednesday night, Deron Williams will miss his seventh straight game with a sports hernia that worsened after he spent a month trying to play through it. While Williams has not been officially ruled out for the season -- or even the next game -- the Mavericks are prepared for the possibility..." April 07

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Per @MavsPR's game notes. Deron Williams (left abdominal strain) is out & Raymond Felton (right groin injury) is questionable at Minnesota.

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    Mark Followill @MFollowill

    Deron Williams confirmed today at shootaround he's been dealing w/ a sports hernia for about a month. Out tonight. Day-to-day going forward

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Deron Williams (left groin & abdominal strain) rode an exercise bike during @dallasmavs shootaround & shot afterwards. He's out. #DALvsNYK

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Per @MavsPR's game notes, Deron Williams (left groin and abdominal strain) is doubtful for the @dallasmavs vs. New York. #DALvsNYK

  • Deron Williams will miss at least two games with an abdominal strain

    ESPN "Dallas Mavericks point guard Deron Williams will miss at least the next two games due to an abdominal strain. The Mavs hoped that Williams would be able to play Sunday against the Sacramento Kings after sitting out Friday's loss to the Golden State Warriors, but his abdominal strain did not..." March 27

  • Rick Carlisle says he accepts referee David Jones' apology

    ESPN "Rick Carlisle said Thursday that referee David Jones apologized to him for the situation with point guard Deron Williams on Wednesday and the Mavericks coach considers "this matter in the past." Carlisle delivered the message to several reporters in a text message. "With the League's..." March 10

  • Mavs coach Carlisle says ref crossed line, baited Deron Williams into technical

    Fox Sports "Dallas Mavericks point guard Deron Williams got a technical foul Wednesday night and his coach, Rick Carlisle, is pretty upset. Not with Williams though. Carlisle was livid with the ref who called the foul, longtime official David Jones, for following Williams back to the Mavs bench after..." March 10

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    Dwain Price @DwainPrice

    Guards Devin Harris (sprained left great toe ) and Deron Williams (right hip contusion) will not play tonight against Miami.

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    mavstats @mavstats

    DWill officially out now (hip contusion).

  • Did Rajon Rondo Try to Trip or Kick Deron Williams From the Bench?

    The Big Lead "Rajon Rondo sat out Tuesday’s Kings – Mavericks game with back spasms, but he was dressed on the bench during the game, so he had a very good seat for Deron Williams’ game-winning buzzer-beater in double-overtime. (Video below) At one point during the game, Williams was on the side in front of the..." January 06

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Per @MavsPR's game notes, Deron Williams (strained left hamstring) is questionable vs. Miami. #DALatMIA

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Rick Carlisle says Deron Williams' left hamstring strain isn't believed to be serious. No timetable for his return. Listed as day-to-day.

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    Eddie Sefko @ESefko

    Deron Williams and Devin Harris are out tonight.

  • Deron Williams strains hamstring; unlikely to play vs. Nets

    ESPN "Brooklyn Nets fans likely will have to wait until next season to boo Deron Williams in an opponent's uniform. Williams strained his left hamstring in the Dallas Mavericks' 103-99 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night, exiting in the third quarter and putting his availability in doubt..." December 23

  • Deron Williams on his time with the Nets: ‘Made me question if I even wanted to play basketball’

    Yahoo! Sports "Deron Williams has moved on from his ugly divorce with the Brooklyn Nets, moved into a healthier and happier honeymoon with his hometown Dallas Mavericks. He is enjoying the game again, something he nearly forgot was possible during a failed run with the Nets in which he was unable to carry an..." December 21

  • Deron Williams on Nets' tenure: 'Everybody felt I was the problem'

    ESPN "Joe Johnson might have felt “it’s not that bad here,” but Deron Williams certainly did before he left. Speaking publicly to New York reporters for the first time since departing the Big Apple for Dallas over the summer, Williams opened up about his mostly disappointing tenure with the Brooklyn..." December 08

  • Dallas’ Deron Williams battling multiple nagging injuries. Shocking.

    Pro Basketball Talk "It seems like Deron Williams has been battling injuries since he was traded from Utah. Frankly, even before that, but things caught up with him a little in Brooklyn, particularly with his ankles. Dallas was going to be a fresh start, and Williams is playing pretty well — 12.8 points per game..." November 06

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    There's a growing hope that the @DallasMavs may have Wesley Matthews, Chandler Parsons and Deron Williams available Sunday vs. the Lakers.

  • Deron Williams sits with knee sprain; Mavs say injury not serious

    ESPN "The Dallas Mavericks' starting backcourt sat out Thursday night's 104-88 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Point guard Deron Williams was out because of a left knee injury he suffered in the season-opening win over the Phoenix Suns. The team initially called the injury a contusion but said..." October 30

  • Joe Johnson surprised that Deron Williams wanted to leave

    Newsday "Joe Johnson couldn't believe the guy who served as the face of the Nets wanted to split town that badly. Deron Williams agreed to a buyout of his contract in July, freeing him up to sign with his hometown Dallas Mavericks once he cleared waivers, and Johnson was surprised that he elected to..." September 30

  • Lionel Hollins scoffs at idea Nets doomed without Deron Williams

    New York Post "Most NBA players and coaches – players and coaches from all sports, really – try to pretend they never hear anything that’s said about their team by fans and media. But Nets coach Lionel Hollins isn’t one to waste time pretending, and had no trouble admitting he’s heard the many people who have..." September 17

  • Ex-Jazz physician: Deron Williams 'decided he didn't need coaching'

    CBS Sports "Deron Williams has had unceremonious ends to his tenures with the Utah Jazz and Brooklyn Nets. Back in 2011, Utah shocked the NBA world when it traded Williams to the Nets for a package centered around then-rookie Derrick Favors. Williams then lashed out at the media for suggesting he had a role..." September 10

  • Why Jarrett Jack believes he can replace Deron Williams

    New York Post "Jarrett Jack has heard the talk about how weak the Nets will be at point guard this season. He has heard about how he and the rest of the team’s floor generals will be among the biggest reasons the Nets are unlikely to make the playoffs. Though Jack is more than confident he will be able to..." September 02

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    Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

    Mavs encouraged by what they've seen from Deron Williams in informal AAC workouts. Looks lean and quick. Knows he has a lot to prove.

  • 'No one more pumped' than Joe Johnson about Williams buyout

    CBS Sports "When the Brooklyn Nets waived guard Deron Williams, it was reported that they did not intend to trade Joe Johnson, whose name had been linked to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies. Now, NetsDaily is reporting that the Nets "were never aggressively marketing" Johnson, and they expect him..." August 01

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    Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

    Deron Williams is officially a member of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban announces on Cyber Dust.

  • Billy King, Lionel Hollins dismiss talk of rift with departing Deron Williams

    ESPN New York "Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King on Saturday night said "it was just time" for point guard Deron Williams to depart after more than four seasons with the team. "I think we both made it work -- tried to make it work -- I think we had some great moments with him," King said, speaking..." July 12

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    Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

    The Nets have officially waived Deron Williams

  • Deron Williams seeks release from Nets to join Mavs

    ESPN "Former All-Star point guard Deron Williams is in talks with the Brooklyn Nets about securing his potential release this offseason to clear the way for Williams to sign with his hometown Dallas Mavericks, according to league sources. Sources told that the Nets, whose well-chronicled..." July 11

  • Deron Williams reaches buyout with Nets, will sign with Mavs

    CBS Sports "According to's David Aldridge, Deron Williams has reached a buyout agreement with the Brooklyn Nets. Williams spent the past five seasons with the Nets but recently requested to be released so he could join his hometown Dallas Mavericks. According to ESPN's Marc Stein, Williams will get..." July 11

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    Rob Fischer @thefishnation

    According to @CAGrizBeat, Williams-Hollins "altercation" happened morning of Memphis loss 2/10. He had 8pts total in previous 3gms (78mins)

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    The Nets and Deron Williams have reached a buyout agreement, per source.

  • Three teams Nets could dump Joe Johnson, Deron Williams on

    New York Post "After an eventful opening two days of free agency — re-signing Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young, then adding Shane Larkin and Thomas Robinson — the Nets appear to be headed into the holiday weekend without making any more immediate additions. It has been a productive last week-plus for the Nets,..." July 04

  • Kings could trade for Deron Williams if they can't sign Rajon Rondo

    SB Nation "The Kings might have Deron Williams on their radar if Rajon Rondo doesn't sign with them, reports the Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones. The Kings were interested in Williams last season but talks were derailed by their insistence that Mason Plumlee was included in the package, according to reports...." July 03

  • Billy King says Nets will not 'buy out' Deron Williams

    Nets Daily "Brooklyn Nets GM Billy King spoke with the team's beat writers on Wednesday after the third day of NBA Draft workouts. In his availability, King spoke to several issues surrounding the Nets, but made it clear on one key topic. No, the team is not looking to buy out Deron Williams, nor use the..." June 03

  • Nets GM: Brook Lopez wanted back, other Big 3 are trade chips

    New York Post "Brook Lopez has been the subject of plenty of trade rumors the past few years. But after an impressive second half, the Nets have made it clear they view him as the franchise’s centerpiece moving forward. Nets general manager Billy King reaffirmed that Wednesday, saying he’s committed to..." May 07

  • End of the line for D-Will in Brooklyn?

    ESPN New York "Is Deron Williams done in Brooklyn? Coming off the worst season of his career, you have to wonder. The Nets tried to trade Williams from December until the trade deadline, but were ultimately unsuccessful. They had discussions with the Kings about a package that would've sent Williams to..." May 05

  • Nets expect big changes to roster

    New York Daily News "The sad obit of Brooklyn’s Big Three was delivered Saturday morning by Joe Johnson, the realist of the group, who sat puffy-eyed in the Nets’ practice facility with a full understanding of the circumstances. Even if the core manages another season together, Mikhail Prokhorov’s experiment..." May 03

  • Where has this Deron Williams been for the Nets?

    USA Today "Lionel Hollins strode into the press conference before Game 4 between the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks and didn't wait for a query to deliver his first bit of information. "Good evening everybody. To answer the first question, my starting lineup is the same," the Nets coach said, addressing..." April 28

  • Nets coach Lionel Hollins lashes out at Deron Williams’ critics: ‘It’s totally unfair’

    New York Daily News "As the latest tsunami of criticism started by Paul Pierce continues to flood Deron Williams, the Nets have been careful to protect and defend a point guard known for his crises of confidence. An unprompted Lionel Hollins took it to another level following Sunday’s film session, reprimanding the..." April 27

  • Deron Williams, Joe Johnson respond to Paul Pierce’s criticism

    New York Post "Paul Pierce may have had plenty to say about the Nets, but they didn’t have much to say in response. A day after Pierce unloaded on his former team in an interview with, both Deron Williams and Joe Johnson — the two Nets individually singled out by Pierce — both essentially said the..." April 16

  • Paul Pierce suggests his former Nets teammates are gutless

    SB Nation "The Brooklyn Nets have been given two chances to solidify their spot in the playoffs. They responded with a 23-point loss to the Bucks and a 27-point loss to the Bulls. That probably doesn't surprise Paul Pierce, who called his one year with the team "horrible" in an interview with ESPN's..." April 15

  • Nets vets Williams, Lopez explain their long-overdue chemistry

    New York Post "When the Nets traded for Deron Williams five years ago, they expected to have plenty of nights when he and Brook Lopez teamed up in the pick-and-roll to dominate their opponents. The Nets would have envisioned many games exactly like Monday’s victory over the Trail Blazers. Williams finished..." April 08