Deron Williams

Basketball player Deron Williams

Deron Michael Williams, nicknamed D-Will, is an American basketball player currently with the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association. Williams has also played for the Utah Jazz of the NBA and Beşiktaş of the Turkish Basketball League. Williams was drafted 3rd overall in the 2005 draft by the Utah Jazz, for whom he played before being traded in the middle of his sixth season to the Nets. He is a three-time All-Star and was a gold medal winner at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
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Richard Jefferson: LeBron had a bug in Game 3 loss
ABC News - 9 months
LeBron James' teammate Richard Jefferson had an explanation for James' less-than-stellar performance in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals: He was sick. Jefferson told Fox Sports Ohio after Game 4 on Tuesday night that James got sick from a bug that was going around, which also caused backup Deron Williams to miss a shootaround. "I know he won't talk about it, so I'll give my big guy a shout," Jefferson said. "Deron Williams missed shootaround this morning because he had like a little bug, really lethargic, had no energy. And I think that's what 'Bron had. And sometimes these little bugs can go around. And [James] was like, dude when Deron didn't show up to shootaround, it kind of started clicking in his head. Because for him it was like, 'I don't know why I was so lethargic, why I had no energy, I had nothing.' "And so, these little things happen. [There] was no panic. Look, he was lethargic, they hit a bunch of tough shots, if ...
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Cavs debut newly-signed Williams in win over Bucks
Reuters.com - 12 months
(Reuters) - The Cleveland Cavaliers signed free agent Deron Williams on Monday then debuted their new guard in a 102-95 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
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As Rosters Lock In, the Best N.B.A. Games This Week
NYTimes - 12 months
The Celtics, who stayed put at the trade deadline, and the Cavaliers, who are trying to add Deron Williams and Andrew Bogut, meet on Wednesday in a battle of Eastern powers.
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NBA-Highlights of Thursday's NBA games
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Highlights of National Basketball Association games on Thursday: Nuggets 140, Pacers 112 The Denver Nuggets traveled 4,683 miles to play a home game, and the trek paid off with one of its best games of the year. Nikola Jokic had 22 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, Wilson Chandler scored 21 points, and the Nuggets beat the Indiana Pacers 140-112 on Thursday at O2 Arena in London, England. Mavericks 113, Suns 108 Deron Williams scored 23 points and Harrison Barnes had 22 as Dallas used an 18-4 run to start the third quarter to pull away for a win over Phoenix in Mexico City.
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Mavericks come from behind to beat Bulls 83-77
ABC News - about 2 years
CHICAGO -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points to lead the Dallas Mavericks to an 83-77 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. Nowitzki hit a 3-pointer with 2:15 to play to put the Mavericks up 79-72 after the teams had traded the lead most of the fourth quarter. Jimmy Butler missed two 3-pointers in the final 12 seconds as the Bulls tried to rally. Butler was limited to four points on 2-for-11 shooting from the field, one night after scoring a career-high 53 in a victory at Philadelphia. Deron Williams had 18 points for the Mavericks and Zaza Pachulia grabbed 10 rebounds. Derrick Rose, back in the lineup after missing one game with knee pain, led the Bulls with 18 points. Pau Gasol added 17 points and Taj Gibson had 11 rebounds. Chicago's Joakim Noah left the game after separating his left shoulder with just under 10 minutes to play in the second quarter. Noah was in obvious....
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NBA-Highlights of Tuesday's NBA games
Yahoo News - about 2 years
Jan 13 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's National Basketball Association games: - - - Cavaliers 110, Mavericks 107 (OT) Kyrie Irving drilled a deep three-pointer with 13 seconds to go in overtime that sealed the Cavaliers' eighth consecutive victory, a 110-107 triumph over the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on Tuesday. Deron Williams mistakenly thought he had drawn an offensive charge on Cavaliers forward LeBron James, who passed up on an open jumper from 15 feet and dished out to Irving in the deep wing for the game-winning bomb. ...
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Nets Fire Coach Lionel Hollins, Reassign GM Billy King
Huffington Post - about 2 years
NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets fired coach Lionel Hollins and reassigned general manager Billy King on Sunday in the midst of their worst season since moving from New Jersey. The Nets said assistant Tony Brown will serve as the interim head coach, and the GM position will remain open until a replacement is hired. The Nets have lost four in a row overall and nine straight at home, where attendance has dwindled at the $1 billion Barclays Center. The Nets had made the playoffs every year since relocating for the 2012-13 season, but they are 10-27, better only than the league-worst Philadelphia 76ers. King had been GM since 2010, orchestrating a number of high-profile moves that led to just one playoff series victory. Hollins was in his second season as coach. "It's clear from our current state of affairs that we need new leadership," owner Mikhail Prokhorov said in a statement. "With the right basketball management and coach in place, we are going to create a winning culture ...
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Mavs Make It 22 Straight at Home Over Kings in 2-OT Thriller
NYTimes - about 2 years
Deron Williams has been back with his hometown Dallas Mavericks for a couple of months now.
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Deron Williams Is Back in New York, Minus the Pressure
NYTimes - about 2 years
Williams, who struggled after being acquired by the Nets amid huge expectations in 2011, returned to New York to face the Knicks with a new team, the Mavericks, and a new outlook.
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Harden leads Rockets past Mavericks
Yahoo News - about 2 years
(The Sports Xchange) - Guard James Harden scored 25 points, including a step-back jumper with 7.4 seconds to go, to lead the Houston Rockets to a 100-96 win against the Dallas Mavericks. If I have the opportunity to pass it and make a good play, I will do that as well." Dallas guard Deron Williams led the Mavs with 22 points and six assists while forward Dirk Nowitzki had 16 points, 10 rebounds and four assists, but he also headed to the locker room with a left ankle issue with 11:17 to go. Nowitzki made it back to the bench with a little more than eight minutes left and the game tied 84-84.
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Mavericks Score First 16 Points of Second Half, Beat Nuggets
NYTimes - about 2 years
Deron Williams scored 22 points, Zaza Pachulia added 16 points and 12 rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks used a 16-0 run to begin the second half and beat the Denver Nuggets 92-81 on Saturday night and snap a three-game losing streak.
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Leonard lifts Spurs past Mavericks
Yahoo News - about 2 years
(The Sports Xchange) - Kawhi Leonard is getting more secure with the ball in his hands and the game on the line and his success in that role has been an important part of the San Antonio Spurs hot start. Leonard poured in 26 points, including the clinching three-pointer with 15 seconds remaining, as the Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks for an 88-83 victory on Wednesday. Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki hit a jumper with 2:15 to play, cutting San Antonio's lead to 82-80 and Dallas had a chance to tie on their next possession but Deron Williams badly missed a jumper.
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Russell Westbrook Lobs Kevin Durant Left-Handed Alley-Oop, KD Slams It Home - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 2 years
Bleacher Report Russell Westbrook Lobs Kevin Durant Left-Handed Alley-Oop, KD Slams It Home Bleacher Report With the Oklahoma City Thunder leading the Utah Jazz 67-52 early in the third quarter on Monday, the team's biggest stars teamed up on a sweet alley-oop. Russell Westbrook attacked the paint, drew the defense and floated a left-handed lob for Kevin ... Thunder's Kanter admits prior Jazz comments were 'a little harsh'FOXSports.com He didn't believe he could fly: Deron Williams threw down a dunk for the first ...Dallas Morning News Kevin Durant returns from hamstring injury, will play against JazzCBSSports.com Deseret News -ESPN -Ledger Gazette -SB Nation all 297 news articles »
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Williams, Nowitzki Lead Mavericks Past Jazz, 102-93
NYTimes - over 2 years
Deron Williams scored a season-high 23 points, Dirk Nowitzki had 19 and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Utah Jazz 102-93 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory.
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NBA-Highlights from Monday's NBA games
Yahoo News - over 2 years
Nov 16 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Basketball Association games on Monday: - - - - Mavericks 92, 76ers 86 Veteran forward Dirk Nowitzki scored seven of his 21 points in the final 3:23 as the Dallas Mavericks held off the winless Philadelphia 76ers. Chandler Parsons added a season-high 20 for Dallas, while guard Deron Williams contributed 12 points and six assists. Rookie center Jahlil Okafor had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Sixers, who have lost 21 successive games dating back to March 25, when they beat the Denver Nuggets. Rookie guard T.J. ...
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Nowitzki leads Mavericks to win over Lakers
Yahoo News - over 2 years
(The Sports Xchange) - Forward Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Los Angeles Lakers for the eighth consecutive time, rolling to a 103-93 victory Sunday night at Staples Center. Center Zaza Pachulia added 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Mavericks (2-1), who had six players score in double figures. The Mavericks had three of their starters return. Forward Chandler Parsons (right knee surgery) made his season debut, while guard Deron Williams (left knee sprain) and Wesley Matthews (rest) returned from one-game absences. ...
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    On July 8, 2016, Williams re-signed with the Mavericks.
  • 2015
    On July 14, 2015, Williams signed with the Dallas Mavericks.
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    On July 11, 2015, Williams was waived by the Nets.
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    On April 3, 2015, he scored a season-high 31 points in a 114-109 win over the Toronto Raptors.
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  • 2014
    After leading the Nets to a 4-2 record to start the 2014–15 season, Williams was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, November 3 through Sunday, November 9.
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    On April 4, 2014, Williams recorded his 25th straight game with at least one steal, one short of the Nets' franchise record held by Jason Kidd and Mookie Blaylock.
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  • 2013
    Two days later, Williams recorded a steal for the 22nd straight game, marking the longest streak in the 2013–14 season.
    On March 8, 2013 the Nets were playing the Washington Wizards as Williams hit 11 three-pointers in a single game, setting a Nets record.
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  • 2012
    Williams scored the first regular season points at the new Barclays Center on November 3, 2012 against the Toronto Raptors.
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    On July 11, 2012, Williams signed a five-year, $98.7 million deal to remain with the Nets, who had completed their move to Brooklyn.
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    When Lopez returned after the All-Star break, the Nets began to pick up their play. On March 4, 2012, Williams scored a career-high and Nets franchise-high 57 points against the Charlotte Bobcats.
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  • 2011
    After a tentative agreement to end the 2011 NBA lockout was reached, Williams' jersey #8 was retired by Beşiktaş in a farewell ceremony prior to a game against Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden on November 29, 2011.
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    On November 22, 2011, Williams scored 50 points against Göttingen, during a EuroChallenge first group-stage game.
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    During the 2011 NBA lockout, Williams signed a one-year contract for $5 million net income to play for Beşiktaş of the Turkish Basketball League and the FIBA EuroChallenge.
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    On April 11, 2011, Williams had wrist surgery on his right wrist which ended his season, although he was initially hesitant to having it. "I was angry and tried to tell the doctors that I didn't want to have the surgery", Williams said. "The two doctors had me outvoted, two against one.
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    On February 23, 2011, Williams was traded to the New Jersey Nets for guard Devin Harris, forward Derrick Favors, two first round draft picks, and $3 million in cash.
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    After Sloan resigned mid-season on February 7, 2011, he denied reports that conflicts with Williams forced him to leave. "I forced myself out", Sloan responded.
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  • 2010
    He was also invited to participate in the 2010 NBA Skills Challenge where he finished second to Steve Nash.
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    On January 28, 2010, Williams was named to participate in the 2010 NBA All-Star Game at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    On December 14, 2009, Williams was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.
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    On March 1, 2009, Williams became the second active player after Steve Nash to reach 20 or more assists in at least four games in their career.
  • 2008
    He was selected as a member of the USA Olympic team for the 2008 Olympics on June 23, 2008. The team went unbeaten on the way to winning back the gold medal after defeating 2006 World Champion Spain and living up to their "Redeem Team" moniker after missing out in the 2004 Summer Olympics.
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    Williams was the leading scorer for the Jazz in the 2008 playoffs.
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    Although he did not participate in the main event, he won the 2008 All-Star Skills Challenge.
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  • 2007
    Williams scored a then-career high 41 points on December 8, 2007 in a game against the Dallas Mavericks, although they ended up losing the game.
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    On January 17, 2007, in a game against the Detroit Pistons, he recorded a career high 31 points.
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  • 2006
    Williams began the 2006–07 season as the starting point guard for the Jazz.
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  • 2005
    Williams and Chris Paul have shared a friendly rivalry that began after the 2005 NBA draft, where Williams and Paul were the third and fourth selections overall.
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    Williams was rewarded by being named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, as well as being the only other rookie besides Chris Paul to receive a first-place vote in the 2005–06 NBA Rookie of the Year voting (Williams received one first-place vote, from Jazz color commentator Ron Boone).
    Following the season, Williams declared for the 2005 NBA draft.
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    Williams declared for the NBA draft after the 2005 season, forgoing his final year of collegiate eligibility.
    In 2005, as a junior starting point guard, Williams led the Fighting Illini to the NCAA championship game where they lost to the University of North Carolina.
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  • 2004
    Williams was named First-Team All-Big Ten as a sophomore in 2004 and as a junior in 2005, the year in which Williams, called by coach Bruce Weber "the MVP of the team", led the Illini to the Final Four.
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    Williams received many awards after the 2004–05 season.
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  • 2003
    Bruce Weber assumed the head coach position for the Illini in April 2003 and helped develop Williams throughout his remaining collegiate career.
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  • 2002
    Williams won a bronze medal as member of the United States U18 team at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in 2002.
    Williams was recruited to play college basketball at the University of Illinois for the 2002–03 NCAA season by Bill Self.
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    In 2002, as a senior, he averaged 17.6 points, 8.5 assists, 6.1 rebounds, and 2.6 steals per game.
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  • 2001
    Williams attended The Colony High School in The Colony, Texas and averaged 17 points, 9.4 assists, and 2 steals per game as a junior in 2001.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Four years later in 1997, he won the twelve-year-old 116 lb. weight class championship.
  • 1993
    Williams was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia. In elementary school and middle school, Williams won two state wrestling championships. In 1993, as an eight-year-old, he won the 67 lb. weight class Texas State championship.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1984
    Born on June 26, 1984.
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