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|July 14 4:42 PM PT5:42 PM MT6:42 PM CT7:42 PM ET23:42 GMT7:42 4:42 PM MST6:42 PM EST3:42 UAE (+1)01:4219:42 ET6:42 PM CT22:42 - Williams has joined his hometown Mavericks after Brooklyn bought out the contract the point guard signed when he spurned Dallas to stay with the Nets three years ago. Williams, who grew up in the Dallas suburb of The Colony, signed a two-year, $10 million deal Tuesday. He has a player option in the second year.
Analysis: Dallas had a deal with Williams on Friday and had to wait for him to clear waivers. It was a boost for the Mavericks soon after free agent center DeAndre Jordan reneged on a deal to sign with them. The Nets bought out the 31-year-old Williams to lower their payroll. They owed him $43 million in the final two years of the contract.
|July 11 4:04 PM PT5:04 PM MT6:04 PM CT7:04 PM ET23:04 GMT7:04 4:04 PM MST6:04 PM EST3:04 UAE (+1)01:0419:04 ET6:04 PM CT22:04 - The Brooklyn Nets have waived Williams, who is expected to sign with the Dallas Mavericks if no team claims him. The team and Williams came to a buyout agreement Friday, and the Nets made the announcement Saturday. General manager Billy King thanked the point guard for ''everything he gave the organization over the past 4 1/2 years.''
Analysis: Williams grew up in a Dallas suburb and nearly signed with the Mavericks three years ago. Two people with knowledge of the arrangement told The Associated Press on Friday that he will join them this time once he passes through waivers. Williams averaged 13 points last season, the lowest since he was a rookie, and has struggled with injuries since signing a five-year, $98.5 million contract in 2012.
|July 10 2:16 PM PT3:16 PM MT4:16 PM CT5:16 PM ET21:16 GMT5:16 2:16 PM MST4:16 PM EST1:16 UAE (+1)23:1617:16 ET4:16 PM CT20:16 - Two people with knowledge of the arrangement tells The Associated Press that Williams is set to join the Dallas Mavericks if the point guard clears waivers after reaching a buyout with the Brooklyn Nets.
Analysis: Williams will sign with the Mavericks once he clears waivers Monday, the people said Friday on condition of anonymity because the deal can't become official until Williams clears waivers.
|May 1 7:55 PM PT8:55 PM MT9:55 PM CT10:55 PM ET2:55 GMT10:55 7:55 PM MST9:55 PM EST6:55 UAE (+1)04:5522:55 ET9:55 PM CT1:55 - Williams' season ended Friday.
Analysis: Williams had 13 points and four assists in showing why he is no longer a feared fantasy star.
|Apr. 7 10:27 PM PT11:27 PM MT12:27 AM CT1:27 AM ET5:27 GMT13:27 10:27 PM MST12:27 AM EST9:27 UAE07:271:27 ET12:27 AM CT4:27 - Williams turned back the clock again Monday with 24 points, 10 assists, six rebounds and made four 3-pointers in a win over Portland.
Analysis: Williams is having a big April, averaging 22.8 points and 8.3 assists in four games. He's also hit 15 of 23 from 3-point range in that span.
|Apr. 4 10:04 PM PT11:04 PM MT12:04 AM CT1:04 AM ET5:04 GMT13:04 10:04 PM MST12:04 AM EST9:04 UAE07:041:04 ET12:04 AM CT4:04 - Williams scored 31 points Friday against Toronto.
Analysis: It was a season-high for the veteran, who also added 11 assists.
|Apr. 1 8:37 PM PT9:37 PM MT10:37 PM CT11:37 PM ET3:37 GMT11:37 8:37 PM MST10:37 PM EST7:37 UAE (+1)05:3723:37 ET10:37 PM CT2:37 - Williams had 26 points in Wednesday's win in New York.
Analysis: His top two scoring efforts this season have come against the Knicks.
|Mar. 3 10:51 AM PT11:51 AM MT12:51 PM CT1:51 PM ET18:51 GMT2:51 11:51 AM MST1:51 PM EST22:51 UAE19:5113:51 ET12:51 PM CT17:51 - Williams scored 22 points Monday.
Analysis: He's totaled 45 in the last two games.
|Feb. 23 7:50 PM PT8:50 PM MT9:50 PM CT10:50 PM ET3:50 GMT11:50 8:50 PM MST10:50 PM EST7:50 UAE (+1)04:5022:50 ET9:50 PM CT2:50 - Williams had 16 points and 12 assists in Monday's 110-82 win at Denver.
Analysis: Williams has now racked up a combined 28 points and 27 assists over the last two games while starting in place of the injured Jarrett Jack. Fantasy owners can only hope he remains in the role going forward.
|Feb. 21 9:33 PM PT10:33 PM MT11:33 PM CT12:33 AM ET5:33 GMT13:33 10:33 PM MST12:33 AM EST9:33 UAE06:330:33 ET11:33 PM CT3:33 - Williams had 15 assists and 12 points Friday in his first start since Dec. 19.
Analysis: Williams started in place of the injured Jarrett Jack.
|Jan. 7 7:58 PM PT8:58 PM MT9:58 PM CT10:58 PM ET3:58 GMT11:58 8:58 PM MST10:58 PM EST7:58 UAE (+1)04:5822:58 ET9:58 PM CT1:58 - Williams returned to action Monday against the Clippers after missing 11 games with fractured left rib cartilage.
Analysis: It's Williams' first action since he was hurt Jan. 7 after playing four minutes in a loss to Boston. He was originally injured on Jan. 4 in Miami, missed a game, and then was hurt again when he tried to come back.
|Jan. 5 2:02 PM PT3:02 PM MT4:02 PM CT5:02 PM ET22:02 GMT6:02 3:02 PM MST5:02 PM EST2:02 UAE (+1)23:0217:02 ET4:02 PM CT20:02 - The Brooklyn Nets say Deron Williams and Kevin Garnett will sit out their game Monday night against Dallas.
Analysis: Williams hurt his left side late in the Nets' 88-84 loss in Miami on Sunday and was still sore Monday.
|Dec. 20 9:12 PM PT10:12 PM MT11:12 PM CT12:12 AM ET5:12 GMT13:12 10:12 PM MST12:12 AM EST9:12 UAE06:120:12 ET11:12 PM CT3:12 - Williams returned to action in Friday's 109-107 win over Boston after missing two games.
Analysis: The Brooklyn Nets guard had a strained right calf.
|Nov. 27 10:14 PM PT11:14 PM MT12:14 AM CT1:14 AM ET6:14 GMT14:14 11:14 PM MST1:14 AM EST10:14 UAE07:141:14 ET12:14 AM CT4:14 - Williams was two rebounds shy of a triple-double in Wednesday's win at Philadelphia, finishing with 17 points and 10 assists.
Analysis: Williams continues to look better from 3-point range, going 9 for 19 over his last five games after a 2-for-5 performance Wednesday.
|Nov. 23 10:45 PM PT11:45 PM MT12:45 AM CT1:45 AM ET6:45 GMT14:45 11:45 PM MST1:45 AM EST10:45 UAE07:451:45 ET12:45 AM CT4:45 - Williams scored 24 and had seven assists in Saturday's loss at San Antonio.
Analysis: Williams' 46.2 field-goal percentage is his highest in five seasons.
|Nov. 16 9:11 PM PT10:11 PM MT11:11 PM CT12:11 AM ET5:11 GMT13:11 10:11 PM MST12:11 AM EST9:11 UAE06:110:11 ET11:11 PM CT3:11 - Williams had 19 points and six assists in a loss at Portland on Saturday.
Analysis: Williams could only watch helplessly as Portland's Damian Lillard showed why he is the better fantasy force with 28 points and 10 assists.
|Nov. 9 2:12 PM PT3:12 PM MT4:12 PM CT5:12 PM ET22:12 GMT6:12 3:12 PM MST5:12 PM EST2:12 UAE (+1)23:1217:12 ET4:12 PM CT20:12 - Williams had 18 points and seven assists in a 104-96 win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday.
Analysis: Those are pedestrian fantasy numbers for Williams, a self-described superstar.
|Nov. 8 10:37 PM PT11:37 PM MT12:37 AM CT1:37 AM ET6:37 GMT14:37 11:37 PM MST1:37 AM EST10:37 UAE07:371:37 ET12:37 AM CT4:37 - Williams scored a season-high 29 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the New York Knicks 110-99 on Friday night in the first meeting this season between the city rivals.
Analysis: The Brooklyn guard was averaging 17.5 points in his first four games. He's shot 56.4 percent (22 of 39) in the past three contests.
|Nov. 3 6:09 PM PT7:09 PM MT8:09 PM CT9:09 PM ET2:09 GMT10:09 7:09 PM MST9:09 PM EST6:09 UAE (+1)03:0921:09 ET8:09 PM CT0:09 - Williams had 17 points and nine assists with just two turnovers in Monday's win over Oklahoma City.
Analysis: Williams was 4 for 8 from the field - an encouraging sign after he had been 13 for 35 in his first two games. He is a perfect 15 of 15 from the free-throw line.
|Oct. 30 9:19 PM PT10:19 PM MT11:19 PM CT12:19 AM ET4:19 GMT12:19 9:19 PM MST11:19 PM EST8:19 UAE05:190:19 ET10:19 PM CT2:19 - Williams had 19 points and eight assists in Wednesday's opener at Boston.
Analysis: Williams should continue to post solid numbers as long he remains healthy.