Deron Williams RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Why Williams-Jack pairing has been such a flop for the Nets

    New York Post "As the Nets futilely tried to rally in the fourth quarter of Monday’s blowout loss to the Celtics, Thaddeus Young grabbed a rebound and fired a pass in the direction of the team’s two point guards, Deron Williams and Jarrett Jack, who were standing a couple of feet away from each other. Both..." March 25

  • Why Nets’ Williams and Jack struggle together

    New York Post "When the season began, the Nets had high hopes for the backcourt combination of Deron Williams and Jarrett Jack. After Jack successfully paired with Stephen Curry on the Warriors two years ago, the hope was he would be able to form a similarly successful tandem with Williams this season. But..." February 26

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Nets say Deron Williams will play against the Clippers.

  • Rehabbing Deron Williams gets in a little bit of real practice

    New York Post "Deron Williams said he only went through two plays of contact at Nets practice Thursday. Still, it was two plays of contact more than he had done in nearly a month. “It wasn’t like I did a lot,” said Williams who, because of fractured rib cartilage, will miss his 11th straight game, and 12th..." January 30

  • Deron Williams’ travel plans give Nets hope for return

    New York Post "Nets point guard Deron Williams has been ruled out of Wednesday night’s game in Sacramento, but it bodes well he made the trip out west, and the team is expected to give a medical update Wednesday. Williams has missed a half-dozen consecutive games with fractured rib cartilage. “[Williams]..." January 22

  • Deron Williams calls out Nets doctors over broken rib snafu

    New York Post "Nets guard Deron Williams talked to the media for the first time since suffering his rib injury, saying he still has no idea when he will be back. He also acknowledged there was no chance of his playing Jan. 5 against the Mavericks despite having been listed as probable just hours before..." January 14

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    Ken Berger @KBergCBS

    Nets announce Deron Williams has a rib fracture and is out indefinitely. He will be re-evaluated in one week.

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Deron Williams is out for an indefinite period of time with a cartilage fracture in his 12th rib.

  • Deron Williams’ latest return from injury lasts four minutes

    New York Post "Deron Williams’ latest comeback from injury lasted just four minutes. Williams, who missed Monday’s game with a sore left side, was forced out of Wednesday’s game against the Celtics after just 4:07. He didn’t play at all in the second half, and his status for Friday against the 76ers is up in..." January 08

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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    #Nets say Deron will be available tonight vs. #Celtics.

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    Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

    Deron Williams is doubtful to return. Sore left side. He played four minutes. Can't catch a break with his health.

  • Williams, Garnett to sit out for Nets vs. Mavs

    ESPN New York "Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams and power forward Kevin Garnett will not play Monday night against the Dallas Mavericks. Williams had been listed as probable to play with a sore left side. He suffered the injury in an 88-84 loss to Miami on Sunday night, but had been hopeful he'd be..." January 05

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    Stefan Bondy @nydninternets

    Of Deron, Joe and Lopez, heard most likely to be moved is the point guard. Also, talks with the Kings are not dead, just in hibernation

  • Sources: Nets cool on D-Will trade with Kings

    ESPN New York "Talks between the Sacramento Kings and Brooklyn Nets about a trade involving Nets star Deron Williams have cooled, according to league sources. Sacramento had recently initiated talks with the Nets, proposing a deal for Williams and second-year forward Mason Plumlee, who was actually the Kings'..." December 23

  • Sources: Kings discussing trade for Deron Williams

    Yahoo! Sports "The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings are discussing a deal centered on former All-Star guard Deron Williams, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Nets have been shopping their high-priced star players, and the Kings have been probing the market for an impact point guard. No deal is..." December 21

  • ‘Nonexistent’ Deron Williams takes blame for struggling Nets

    New York Post "As reporters filed into the visiting locker room at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday following the Nets’ 105-89 loss to the Raptors, Deron Williams stopped one and asked for a copy of the stat sheet. After looking at it, and specifically at his stat line — 11 points on 5-for-15 shooting, seven..." December 19

  • D-Will, Lopez, Johnson on trade block, sources say

    ESPN New York "The Brooklyn Nets have begun reaching out to teams to let them know that former All-Stars Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson are all available via trade, has learned. League sources told that ‎the Nets, off to a disappointing 8-11 start and looking to retool after..." December 09

  • Nets' Williams: Everybody's 'written me off'

    ESPN New York "Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams said he does not think he has much pressure on himself heading into this season. "Everybody's pretty much written me off," Williams told the team's official website. "People say I'm never gonna be like I once was. I'm on the downhill. And so what..." October 29

  • Nets' Deron Williams: 'I can actually run, cut, jump, so it's different' "Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams has been rather quotable lately, telling reporters that he has high expectations, he's feeling like himself again and he is ready to remind people how good he once was. From the team's official site: By the end of last season, Williams admitted he'd..." October 29

  • Nets’ Deron Williams: Trip to China will help team bond

    New York Post "After making it through their exhibition opener Tuesday night in Brooklyn without incident, the Nets boarded a 15-hour flight for China on Wednesday and will spend the next week continuing their preseason preparations on the other side of the world and while sharing some extra time with one..." October 09

  • Deron Williams and Kobe Bryant engage in an unlikely war of words

    Crossover Chronicles "It is no secret Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets has not been all that great in the past few seasons. He was consistently one of the few best point guards in the NBA throughout his time in Utah, and after a decent start with New Jersey/Brooklyn, injuries have claimed a lot of his..." September 30

  • Deron Williams: Not 100 percent, but 20 percent better than last year "Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams has struggled mightily with injuries, and he had surgery on both of his ankles after the team was eliminated from the playoffs in May. Earlier this month, Williams spoke about just how tough things were last season and how much better he feels now. On Friday at..." September 26

  • Nets’ Deron Williams says ankles finally feel good

    New York Post "Three months after undergoing surgery on both ankles, Deron Williams feels like a new man. “[Before the surgery], I was just walking around and my ankles would swell up,” Williams said Monday at his charity dodgeball tournament in Manhattan, which benefited his Point of Hope Foundation. “Any..." September 17

  • Nets’ Deron Williams says ankles finally feel good

    New York Post "Three months after undergoing surgery on both ankles, Deron Williams feels like a new man. “[Before the surgery], I was just walking around and my ankles would swell up,” Williams said Monday at his charity dodgeball tournament in Manhattan, which benefited his Point of Hope Foundation. “Any..." September 16

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    devin kharpertian @uuords

    Deron says he hasn't talked to Jason Kidd since Kidd left the Nets.

  • Lionel Hollins excited about the progress made by Deron Williams and Brook Lopez

    Newsday "The excitement in Lionel Hollins' voice was easily detectable, a sign of the healthy progress of his two key cogs. Deron Williams and Brook Lopez are coming off surgery, both apparently on track to be ready when training camp begins next month, and Hollins couldn't be more pleased. Lopez..." August 07

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    Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets

    .@bkdefend Nets GM Billy King says Brook and Deron have both seen the Dr. recently..Deron is out of the boot #Nets -LR

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    devin kharpertian @uuords

    Nets announce Deron Williams had successful surgery today on both ankles.

  • Deron Williams will Undergo Surgery on Both Ankles "Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams is scheduled to undergo surgery on both ankles on Tuesday, May 27, General Manager Billy King announced today. The surgery will be performed by Nets’ foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Martin O’Malley. “Deron will undergo surgery on both ankles next Tuesday,” said..." May 22

  • Nets consider trading Deron Williams

    Bleacher Report "The number always overshadowed the names—$190 million worth of grand expectations, a lavish investment in instant gratification. That was the price the Brooklyn Nets would pay, in salaries and luxury taxes, after acquiring Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett last summer in a bold play to become title..." May 17

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    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Deron Williams said surgery on both of his ankles is a possibility this offseason.

  • Nets' Deron Williams battling hard, despite sore ankles

    Newark Star-Ledger "As Jason Kidd tinkered with his roster again Monday night, rotating five-man alignments and swapping players readily, the Nets’ game plan — geared at keeping the powerful Miami Heat on their heels — revolved around point guard Deron Williams. In a 102-96 loss, Williams time and again pounded..." May 14

  • D-Will got the headlines, but Kevin Garnett equally bad for Nets

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Garnett looks old. The mind is still willing — watch him “assistant coaching” during time outs and you can tell he knows the game and he still has a passion for it — but the flesh is weak. He does not cover ground on defensive rotations like the 2008 KG. He misses shots that used to be..." May 10

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    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Deron Williams said he had "an injection" on his left ankle after Game 6. Said it knocked out the swelling and it feels pretty good.

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Deron Williams (right patella tendinitis) will sit tonight.

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    Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets

    Deron Williams will be in the lineup tonight at Charlotte. Marcus Thornton is a GTD

  • Deron Williams ‘knows better’ than to bring his gun to NY

    New York Post "Don’t expect Deron Williams to make the same mistake Raymond Felton did. “I got my license to carry in like 26 states, but I’m not bringing my gun to New York City,” Williams said before the Nets practiced at UCLA on Tuesday and before they traveled up the coast for Wednesday night’s game with..." February 26

  • Special bone treatment helps Nets’ Deron Williams

    New York Post "Deron Williams has looked like a different player since the All-Star break, and says he has a secret weapon that has helped make it happen. “Secret stuff,” he said with a smile before Tuesday’s Nets practice. “Double secret stuff. “I’m working with an osteopath. He’s been manipulating my..." February 26

  • Jason Kidd challenges Deron Williams, Nets coach takes on point guard in practice session

    New York Daily News "Don't let the tight suit fool you: Jason Kidd can still ball and still has those juices flowing. During another disappointing and injury-riddled season for Deron Williams, Kidd stepped on the court and went head-to-head with the point guard in a spirited exchange at a recent practice, a source..." February 18

  • Nets’ Deron Williams looking to regain All-Star form

    New York Post "After making three consecutive All-Star games, Deron Williams had grown accustomed to being part of that elite group. Now, for the second straight year, the Nets’ often-injured guard will be on the outside looking in. For Williams, the past season-and-a-half has been maddening. It’s not missing..." February 12

  • Deron Williams: "I don't see us making any moves" at the trade deadline

    Nets Daily "The NBA trade deadline is just two weeks away -- officially, February 20 at 3:00 PM EST -- and while the Brooklyn Nets are underachieving, at 22-25 on the season, good for 7th in the Eastern Conference, point guard Deron Williams doesn't seem to think that this team will make a trade at the..." February 08

  • Deron eager to turn Nets’ injury-riddled season around

    New York Post "This season has been such a struggle for Deron Williams, that when the three-time All-Star actually hits clutch shots in the fourth quarter, has a good game, takes over down the stretch — you know, all the things Brooklyn expected when it paid him a maximum contract — it actually becomes big..." February 06

  • Deron Williams admits his confidence level’s low

    New York Post "As the Nets milled around the visitor’s locker room inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis Saturday night, preparing to go home after losing 97-96 to the Pacers, Deron Williams sat at his locker with both his feet encased in ice and a sour look on his face. After going 3-for-12 on his..." February 03

  • 444d @NetsDaily

    Andrei Kirilenko will NOT play, Deron Williams will again come off the bench tonight vs. Thunder. #Nets

  • Kidd: Matter of time before Deron rejoins starting lineup

    New York Post "The Nets have had plenty of success with Deron Williams coming off the bench, but don’t expect it to last forever. Williams has spent the last five games coming off the bench — the first games he has played without being a starter since his rookie season in Utah — and the Nets have had success,..." January 30

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    Stefan Bondy @NYDNInterNets

    Deron Williams says he's coming off the bench tomorrow and there's no timetable for his return to the starting lineup. "Going w/ the flow."

  • Deron Williams asked to play off the bench for Nets

    SB Nation "Deron Williams has been in and out of the Brooklyn Nets lineup dealing with ankle injuries throughout the season and came off the bench Monday against the New York Knicks. Williams made the suggestion to head coach Jason Kidd, opting to keep the starting lineup intact instead of shaking up the..." January 21

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