Deron Williams RUMORS & NEWS

  • 6d
    Dwain Price @DwainPrice

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

  • 7d
    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

  • 39d
    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

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

  • 44d
    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.

  • 47d
    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

  • 102d
    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

  • 161d
    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

  • 209d
    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

  • 213d
    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

  • 213d
    Rob Fischer @thefishnation

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

  • 214d
    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

  • 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

  • 372d
    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

  • 397d
    Ken Berger @KBergCBS

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

  • 397d
    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

  • 398d
    Rod Boone @rodboone

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

  • 397d
    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

  • 412d
    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

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