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8 Deron Williams PG
Height/Weight: 6-3/200 | Birthdate: 6/26/1984 | Birthplace: Parkersburg, WV | Team: Brooklyn Nets | College: Illinois | NBA Experience: 9 | Owned/Started%: 97/11 | Average Draft Position: 44.22
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Nets' Deron Williams listed as questionable for Monday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1:15 pm ET) After being able to compete in Sunday's entire practice, Nets guard Deron Williams is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Clippers, reports The Record.

Williams has been out since Jan. 7 with a rib fracture. Williams said he won't know his playing status for Monday's game until after Monday's shootaround.


Nets' Deron Williams practices for first time in over a month


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2015) Nets point guard Deron Williams is still fighting to return to the court. The 30-year-old has missed the last 10 games for Brooklyn with a rib injury, but was able to practice for the first time in nearly a month Thursday.

"It wasn’t like I did a lot," said Williams. "Those guys are playing heavy minutes right now and some guys are banged up, so there’s not much practice we can do."

Williams, who is averaging 13.9 points and 6.2 assists per game, said he also wasn’t allowed to even walk on a treadmill for two weeks.

"It wasn’t until the second week that they let me even walk on the treadmill. … Pretty much the first week, anything you did hurt and was pretty bad,” Williams said. “Day-by-day, it’s gotten better.

"It’s a pain thing, a tolerance thing. When it feels I’m not feeling the pain when I’m out there playing, then I guess that it’s healed."


Nets rule guard Deron Williams out of Friday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2015) Despite participating in most of Thursday's practice including some contact drills, Nets guard Deron Williams has been ruled out of Friday’s game against the Raptors, reports The Record. Williams has been out since Jan. 7 after suffering a rib fracture.

Nets' Deron Williams practices Tuesday, but won't play Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2015) The Nets announced Tuesday guard Deron Williams was able to participate in the non-contact portion of practice, but he is still listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Hawks. It will be the 10th straight game he misses due to a fractured rib.

Nets G Deron Williams working his way back from broken rib


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Nets guard Deron Williams was able to take part in an on-court workout on Thursday, as he continues his recovery from fractured rib cartilage, reports the New York Post. Williams will remain sidelined during Brooklyn's roadtrip.

Williams has been out since Jan. 7. He averaged 13.9 points, 6.3 assists and 3.0 rebounds through 32 games before going down with the injury. A team official told the paper that Williams' status won't change until he starts practicing.


Nets rule Deron Williams out for remainder of road trip


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) The Nets announced Wednesday that guard Deron Williams (rib) will not play on the team's three-game road trip, Newsday reports.

Williams was able to begin shooting during Monday's practice and joined the team when it hit the road, but he'll remained sidelined at least through the weekend. The guard is still experiencing pain while participating in noncontact work at practice.


Nets' Deron Williams will travel with team on upcoming road trip


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) With the Nets starting a three-game road trip Wednesday at Sacramento, guard Deron Williams will accompany the team as they head west, reports The Record. However, he has already been ruled out of Wednesday's game.

Williams has been out since Jan. 7 after fracturing a rib and the team will provide a medical update Wednesday. Williams has begun light shooting and has been able to run on an antigravity treadmill


Nets guard Deron Williams begins shooting Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2015) In his first physical activity since suffering a fractured rib Jan. 7, Nets guard Deron Williams was able to begin shooting after Monday’s practice, reports The Record.

Williams was not able to participate in Monday's practice, but light physical activity is a sign of progress for Williams.


Nets G Deron Williams won't play home-and-home vs. Wizards


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Nets guard Deron Williams is expected to miss the next two games while he recovers from a fracture of the cartilage portion of his left 12th rib, according to ESPN.

Williams has been sidelined since Jan. 7 due to the injury and has yet to do any physical activity. He averaged 13.9 points, 6.3 assists and 3.0 rebounds through 32 games before going down with the injury. Brooklyn will play a home-and-home against the Wizards on Friday and Saturday without Williams.


Nets guard Deron Williams is 'progressing' from rib injury


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2015) While Nets guard Deron Williams is progressing from his rib injury, he has not returned to physical activity.

Williams fractured his rib Jan. 7 and has not been able to conduct any physical activity. The team announced he will be reevaluated Wednesday. 


Nets PG Deron Williams feeling better, but no timetable for return


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2015) Nets guard Deron Williams, who is sidelined due to a fractured rib, said Tuesday he feels better, but he still has no timetable for his return, per NJ.com. He hasn't worked out or done any physical activity since getting hurt Jan. 7.

Nets' Deron Williams diagnosed with fractured rib Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2015) An MRI on Thursday revealed Nets guard Deron Williams has a fractured rib, the Nets announced.

Nets Medical Director Dr. Riley Williams III said there is no timetable for Williams’ return and he’ll be reevaluated in one week.

"Deron reported some soreness above this area over the weekend and as a result underwent imaging studies on Monday, which were negative," he said. "Yesterday during the game he reported a new onset of symptoms below the prior area of soreness. New imaging studies done today demonstrated the fracture."


Nets' Deron Williams misses practice Thursday to undergo tests


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2015) Nets guard Deron Williams was not at Thursday’s practice to undergo medical tests, reports The Record.

Williams played four minutes during Wednesday’s loss before aggravating a side injury. His status for Friday’s game against the 76ers has not been determined.


Nets' Deron Williams unable to return on Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2015) Nets guard Deron Williams did not return on Wednesday agaisnt the Celtics.

Williams left the game after reaggravating his side injury. He was ruled doubtful to return to the contest. Williams played just four minutes. He did not score any points. It's unclear how long Williams will be out due to the injury. He missed Monday's game due to the issue. 


Nets' Deron Williams doubtful to return to Wednesday's game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2015) Nets guard Deron Williams went to the locker room early on Wednesday.

Williams came into the game listed as doubtful due to a side injury, but attempted to play through it. The injury seemed to bother him early, as he was seen grabbing at his side while on the court. He played four minutes before leaving the contest. The team listed Williams as doubtful to return to the contest. He reaggravated his side. 


Nets' Deron Williams will have no restrictions upon return


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2015) Nets guard Deron Williams will have no restrictions on his minutes when he returns, according to the Record

Williams is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game, but he has said he will play. Williams is dealing with a side injury. Coach Lionel Hollins said Williams is "going to play as many minutes as I decide to play him." Williams is averaging 14.4 points per game. 


Nets' Deron Williams says he'll play Wednesday vs. Celtics


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2015) Nets guard Deron Williams told reporters he plans to play in Wednesday’s game against the Celtics, reports NewsdayWilliams is sore on the left side of his body and was listed as doubtful for the game.

The Nets were 3-point favorites over the Celtics, but the line has increased to 4 1/2-points.


Nets list Deron Williams as doubtful vs. Celtics


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/6/2015) Nets guard Deron Williams is listed as doubtful for Wednesday’s game against the Celtics, reports Newsday.

Williams is sore on the left side of his body. Williams missed Monday’s loss to the Mavericks. Guard Jarrett Jack saw his minutes increase and scored 20 points with 10 assists.

The Nets are 3-point favorites over the Celtics.


Nets' Hollins unsure if Deron Williams will play Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/6/2015) Nets coach Lionel Hollins said Tuesday on WFAN he doesn't know if guard Deron Williams will play Wednesday against the Celtics, per ESPN. Williams missed Monday's game against the Mavericks due to a sore left side.

Nets minus Deron Williams (side), Kevin Garnett (rest) on Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2015) Nets coach Lionel Hollins ruled out point guard Deron Williams (sore left side) and center Kevin Garnett (rest) for Sunday's contest against Dallas, according to the Wall Street Journal. Williams entered Monday's game as probable before the Nets downgraded him out for the game. Jarrett Jack will likely get the start in his place.

Brooklyn is a 6-point home underdog against the Mavericks.


Jarrett Jack, Mason Plumlee to keep starting 'indefinitely'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2015) Nets coach Lionel Hollins said point guard Jarrett Jack and center Mason Plumlee will continue starting "indefinitely" ahead of Deron Williams and Brook Lopez, reports The Brooklyn Game, a website covering the team. Hollins said the current rotation is best for "balance."

Brooklyn hosts the Mavericks on Monday night.


Nets PG Deron Williams hopes to play Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/4/2015) Nets point guard Deron Williams hopes to play Monday after suffering an undisclosed injury to his left side Sunday, The Record reports. The guard needed help from teammate Kevin Garnett to hold a compress on the affected area due to being in so much pain.

"It was just locked up," Williams said. "Every time I would [bend] this way, it would just grab me. I tried to stand up and get back in the game, but I couldn’t do it."

Williams felt a tweak in his back in the second quarter and later felt a more intense pain near his ribcage in the fourth quarter.

"I don’t know if they’re related or not," Williams said of his second injury. "It was more like a cramp. And it was [in a different spot]. So the doc said to kind of just treat it like a cramp. He didn’t see it being a problem, just drink a lot electrolytes and it should be alright."

The Nets are in the middle of a three-games-in-four-days span.


Nets' Deron Williams leaves with unknown injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/4/2015) Nets guard Deron Williams left Sunday's game against the Heat with an unspecified injury.

Williams wound up leaving with what looking like a side injury. He was holding his left side during the game, and was spotted near the end of the contest with a wrap on his side/hip. Williams played 26 minutes, scoring 13 points. 


Nets PG Deron Williams active for game against Celtics


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2014) A calf ailment will likely not keep Nets point guard Deron Williams sidelined Friday night at Boston. He is active after having been deemed questionable.

Williams missed the last two games after sustaining the injury last Friday against Cleveland.


Hollins: Deron Williams will come off bench when he returns


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/24/2014) Nets coach Lionel Hollins said point guard Deron Williams will come off the bench when he returns from his strained calf, reports ESPN.com. Williams declined to talk to reporters.

Williams practiced Wednesday, a sign he might be available Friday when the Nets visit the Celtics. He's missed two straight games since suffering the injury last Friday against Cleveland.

In Williams' absence, Jarrett Jack started and contributed 32 points and 18 assists in wins over Detroit and Denver. Williams is averaging 15.6 points and 6.8 assists in 25 games.