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Deron Williams
PPG RPG APG
13.7 2.8 7.1
Team: DallasHeight: 6-3 Born: 6/26/1984
Position: PGWeight: 200 Birthplace: Parkersburg, West Virginia
College: IllinoisDraft: 1st Round 3rd pick by Jazz(2005)


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Jan. 22 3:09 PM PT4:09 PM MT5:09 PM CT6:09 PM ET23:09 GMT7:09 4:09 PM MST6:09 PM EST3:09 UAE (+1)00:0918:09 ET5:09 PM CTNaN:� - Williams contributed 13 points, eight assists and five rebounds to the Mavericks' 122-73 rout of the Lakers on Sunday.
Analysis: Williams may be an injury waiting to happen, but he's still a usable fantasy player when he does take the court. The point guard has posted eight or more assists in six straight games, averaging 9.3 along with 13.7 points during that time frame.
Jan. 15 1:00 PM PT2:00 PM MT3:00 PM CT4:00 PM ET21:00 GMT5:00 2:00 PM MST4:00 PM EST1:00 UAE (+1)22:0016:00 ET3:00 PM CTNaN:� - Williams posted a second straight double-double with 13 points and 10 assists in Sunday's victory over Minnesota.
Analysis: The veteran point guard continues to be a solid source of assists, having dished out six or more in 12 of his last 15 games and reaching double figures in that category three times over that span. Williams' scoring has been more hit or miss, though he's tallied 20 points or more in three of his past six outings.
Jan. 13 5:56 AM PT6:56 AM MT7:56 AM CT8:56 AM ET13:56 GMT21:56 6:56 AM MST8:56 AM EST17:56 UAE14:568:56 ET7:56 AM CTNaN:� - Williams led Dallas to Thursday's 113-108 win over Phoenix in Mexico City by recording 23 points and 12 assists. The veteran guard went 4 for 5 from 3-point range and 9 of 15 from the field.
Analysis: Finally healthy after missing time earlier in the season with a calf injury, Williams has reached the 20-point mark in three of his last five games and played in 25 straight. He's averaging a respectable 15.4 points and 7.6 assists over his last 21 outings.
Jan. 2 9:55 AM PT10:55 AM MT11:55 AM CT12:55 PM ET17:55 GMT1:55 10:55 AM MST12:55 PM EST21:55 UAE18:5512:55 ET11:55 AM CTNaN:� - Williams (illness) didn't practice Monday but appears likely to play Tuesday against Washington.
Analysis: Williams had been listed as questionable for the game but got through Tuesday's shootaround without a problem. He has cooled off lately with an average of 8.3 points in the last three games, compared to 18.5 in his previous eight.
Dec. 30 9:32 PM PT10:32 PM MT11:32 PM CT12:32 AM ET5:32 GMT13:32 10:32 PM MST12:32 AM EST9:32 UAE06:320:32 ET11:32 PM CTNaN:� - Williams managed just eight points but doled out 11 assists to help the Mavericks defeat the Lakers on Thursday.
Analysis: Williams focused more on being a distributor in this one, taking just six shots. He's still averaging a respectable 16 points over his last six games and 8.1 assists in 15 contests since Dec. 3.
Dec. 26 8:14 PM PT9:14 PM MT10:14 PM CT11:14 PM ET4:14 GMT12:14 9:14 PM MST11:14 PM EST8:14 UAE05:1423:14 ET10:14 PM CTNaN:� - Williams came through with 24 points and nine assists in the Mavericks' loss at New Orleans on Monday.
Analysis: It's the veteran's highest scoring total since he put up 25 points in the season opener. Averaging 18.5 points, 7.3 assists and 33 minutes while playing in each of Dallas' last eight games, Williams is back to being a dependable fantasy player.
Dec. 22 6:10 AM PT7:10 AM MT8:10 AM CT9:10 AM ET14:10 GMT22:10 7:10 AM MST9:10 AM EST18:10 UAE15:109:10 ET8:10 AM CTNaN:� - Williams had 23 points and the Dallas Mavericks held off a furious Portland rally for a 96-95 victory Wednesday night.
Analysis: That's back-to-back 23-point games for Williams, who's having a bit of a resurgence for a team that has very few offensive options.
Dec. 19 8:22 PM PT9:22 PM MT10:22 PM CT11:22 PM ET4:22 GMT12:22 9:22 PM MST11:22 PM EST8:22 UAE05:2223:22 ET10:22 PM CTNaN:� - Williams led the Mavericks with 23 points and eight assists in Monday's loss at Denver.
Analysis: The oft-injured 32-year-old is showing he still has plenty left in the tank, averaging 17 points and 7.8 assists over the last six games. The problem is, fellow veteran point guard J.J. Barea returned Monday after a lengthy injury absence and could steal some of Williams' minutes.
Dec. 18 7:15 PM PT8:15 PM MT9:15 PM CT10:15 PM ET3:15 GMT11:15 8:15 PM MST10:15 PM EST7:15 UAE (+1)04:1522:15 ET9:15 PM CTNaN:� - Williams had another respectable outing Sunday with 15 points and seven assists.
Analysis: Williams passed current Dallas television analyst Derek Harper for 21st place on the NBA's all-time assists list with 6,584. He's had at least 15 points and six assists in six of his last eight games.
Dec. 17 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 CTNaN:� - Williams delivered 18 points and seven assists in the Mavericks' loss at Utah on Friday.
Analysis: Another solid fantasy effort from the Dallas point guard, who's averaging a useful 14.9 points and 8.3 assists over his past nine games. Even more remarkable is the fact that Williams has gone 12 straight games without missing one with an injury.
Dec. 14 7:52 PM PT8:52 PM MT9:52 PM CT10:52 PM ET3:52 GMT11:52 8:52 PM MST10:52 PM EST7:52 UAE (+1)04:5222:52 ET9:52 PM CTNaN:� - Williams was just 3 of 13 from the field in Wednesday's loss to Detroit, though he still managed 16 points and five assists.
Analysis: Williams salvaged his fantasy night by going 9 of 9 from the foul line, making him 38 of 41 on free throws this season. He's still had a healthy and relatively solid December, having averaged 14.5 points and 8.5 assists in eight games this month.
Dec. 9 8:44 PM PT9:44 PM MT10:44 PM CT11:44 PM ET4:44 GMT12:44 9:44 PM MST11:44 PM EST8:44 UAE05:4423:44 ET10:44 PM CTNaN:� - Williams had 16 points and six assists to help the Mavericks top Indiana on Friday.
Analysis: The veteran point guard appears to finally be over the calf injury that troubled him earlier this season, as he's logged at least 31 minutes in four straight games. Williams is averaging 17 points over his last three games and an excellent 9.6 assists in his past five.
Dec. 8 11:11 PM PT12:11 AM MT1:11 AM CT2:11 AM ET7:11 GMT15:11 12:11 AM MST2:11 AM EST11:11 UAE08:112:11 ET1:11 AM CTNaN:� - Williams scored 20 on Wednesday.
Analysis: He's totaled 35 points in the last two games.
Dec. 5 8:24 PM PT9:24 PM MT10:24 PM CT11:24 PM ET4:24 GMT12:24 9:24 PM MST11:24 PM EST8:24 UAE05:2423:24 ET10:24 PM CTNaN:� - Williams finished with 15 points and 13 assists in the Mavericks' loss to Charlotte on Monday.
Analysis: The oft-injured point guard dished out 15 assists in Dallas' previous game and is averaging 12.7 points and 12 assists over his past three. More importantly, he logged 37 minutes, his highest total since the season opener. With so many other Dallas players dealing with injuries, Williams has an opportunity to put up strong numbers if he can actually stay healthy.
Dec. 1 7:42 PM PT8:42 PM MT9:42 PM CT10:42 PM ET3:42 GMT11:42 8:42 PM MST10:42 PM EST7:42 UAE (+1)04:4222:42 ET9:42 PM CTNaN:� - Williams did not play down the stretch in the fourth quarter because he was on a minutes restriction on the second night of a back-to-back Thursday.
Analysis: Williams isn't a consistent fantasy play because of his aching body and streaky scoring nature.
Nov. 27 8:05 AM PT9:05 AM MT10:05 AM CT11:05 AM ET16:05 GMT0:05 9:05 AM MST11:05 AM EST20:05 UAE17:0511:05 ET10:05 AM CTNaN:� - Williams is questionable for Sunday against the Pelicans due to a calf injury.
Analysis: Williams has been out eight of the past 10 games. The Mavs are likely just easing him back into the mix.
Nov. 18 8:53 AM PT9:53 AM MT10:53 AM CT11:53 AM ET16:53 GMT0:53 9:53 AM MST11:53 AM EST20:53 UAE17:5311:53 ET10:53 AM CTNaN:� - Williams (calf) returned to the starting lineup Friday.
Analysis: Williams, who missed eight of the previous nine games, is averaging 12.5 points and 4.8 assists while shooting 39.7 percent in six contests.
Nov. 16 8:05 PM PT9:05 PM MT10:05 PM CT11:05 PM ET4:05 GMT12:05 9:05 PM MST11:05 PM EST8:05 UAE05:0523:05 ET10:05 PM CTNaN:� - Williams, who returned to the Dallas lineup after missing four games with a calf injury, logged 9:34 in the first half, didn't score, missed all three shots, two from 3-point range, then left the game and didn't return on Wednesday.
Analysis: Barea, who had been starting in place of Williams, went to the floor in pain with a left leg injury in the fourth quarter and was helped from the floor. He had nine points and six assists in 28 minutes off the bench.
Nov. 6 1:44 PM PT2:44 PM MT3:44 PM CT4:44 PM ET21:44 GMT5:44 2:44 PM MST4:44 PM EST1:44 UAE (+1)22:4416:44 ET3:44 PM CTNaN:� - Williams (calf) returned to the starting lineup Wednesday.
Analysis: Williams, averaging 15 points and 5.8 assists, missed four games.
Nov. 3 12:25 PM PT1:25 PM MT2:25 PM CT3:25 PM ET19:25 GMT3:25 12:25 PM MST2:25 PM EST23:25 UAE20:2515:25 ET1:25 PM CTNaN:� - Williams will start Friday after he was questionable due to a groin strain.
Analysis: He's averaging 15.8 points and 5.8 assists while shooting 11 of 22 from 3-point range in Dallas' first four games.
Oct. 26 6:36 PM PT7:36 PM MT8:36 PM CT9:36 PM ET1:36 GMT9:36 6:36 PM MST8:36 PM EST5:36 UAE (+1)03:3621:36 ET8:36 PM CTNaN:� - Williams led the Mavericks with 25 points and seven assists in Wednesday's season opener.
Analysis: Williams, who hit five 3-pointers, averaged 14.1 points and a team-high 5.8 assists last season.
July 3 8:35 PM PT9:35 PM MT10:35 PM CT11:35 PM ET3:35 GMT11:35 8:35 PM MST10:35 PM EST7:35 UAE (+1)05:3523:35 ET10:35 PM CT2:35 - Williams is returning to the Mavericks on a one-year, $10 million contract, twice what the veteran point guard made last season when he signed with his hometown team after a taking a buyout from the Nets.
Analysis: Williams averaged 14.1 points and a team-high 5.8 assists last season.

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