Deron Williams PG BKN 4 hours ago

Williams said after Saturday's Game 4 that he didn't play in the fourth quarter in part because he was dealing with back soreness, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN reports.

Williams still logged 26 minutes of action Saturday but his inability to play in the fourth quarter is certainly concerning. Coach Lionel Hollins didn't necessarily qualify Williams' back soreness as the reason why he wasn't sent onto the court in the fourth quarter, so there may also be an internal disagreement between the two of them. Either way, Williams is a risky option moving forward with a sore back or with an unfavorable coaching situation.

Deron Williams PG BKN 3 weeks ago

Williams posted a double-double in 37 minutes Monday against Portland as he scored 24 points (8-18 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT) to go along with six rebounds and 10 assists.

Williams has now posted a double-double in two of his last three games and is helping the Nets make a big push for the playoffs. He has provided extra value from behind the arc as well as he has made 15 three-pointers over his last four games. Finally healthy, Williams is giving his fantasy owners a boost down the stretch.

Deron Williams PG BKN 3 weeks ago

Williams scored a season-high 31 points (11-18 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and doles out 11 assists in the win over Toronto on Friday.

Williams has played extremely well in the Nets' last two games. He has provided 57 points, nine 3-pointers, and 18 assists in wins over the Knicks and Raptors. It didn't hurt that Toronto was without Kyle Lowry (back). Williams will have a greater challenge Saturday against the Hawks.

Deron Williams PG BKN 3 weeks ago

Williams scored 26 points (11-21 FG, 4-7 3Pt) with seven rebounds, seven assists and one steal in 34 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Knicks.

The Nets have now won five in a row and are still in the hunt for a playoff spot. Williams is averaging 13 points, 5.2 rebounds, 8.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.6 threes over this period and while healthy is still getting it done.

Deron Williams PG BKN 4 weeks ago

Williams had 11 points (4-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), eight assists, six rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes on Tuesday.

Williams had an illness that forced him to miss Monday's practice but played well on Tuesday against the Pacers. He didn't record a turnover after averaging 3.3 in his four games leading up to this one.

Deron Williams PG BKN 4 weeks ago

Williams was present at Tuesday's shootaround after missing Monday's practice due to illness, Andy Vasquez of The Record reports.

The illness doesn't look to be anything serious, and unless Williams' condition goes downhill during the afternoon, he'll be in the starting lineup at point guard Tuesday versus Indiana. Williams is coming off of a 13-point, nine-rebound performance against the Lakers on Sunday.

Deron Williams PG BKN 4 weeks ago

Williams (illness) posted 13 points, one rebound, nine assists, and three steals in 34 minutes of action Sunday against the Lakers.

Williams has had a rather solid stretch of games, averaging 11.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 8.8 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.0 three-pointers made over the last five contests. He's worth owning in most leagues as long as he's healthy.

Deron Williams PG BKN 4 weeks ago

Williams (illness) will play Sunday, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports.

Williams was held out of practice Saturday, so it's possible that he's not completely over the sickness that held him out Saturday. If Williams plays fewer minutes Sunday, they will likely go to Jarrett Jack, though Jack likely won't get enough playing time to be a viable option either.

Deron Williams PG BKN 4 weeks ago

Williams (illness) is a game-time call for Sunday's matchup with the Lakers, Rod Boone of Newsday reports.

Williams was quiet in Friday's win over the Cavs, but he registered double-digit assists in each of the previous two games. While his numbers are still down considerably across the board, he's still an excellent passer and consistently produces solid assist numbers (6.4 per game in March). If he's held out Sunday, Jarrett Jack would likely enter the starting lineup in his place.

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Williams did not practice Saturday due to an illness, Fred Kerber of the New York Post reports.

It's hard to say whether or not this means Williams will miss Sunday's game against the Lakers, but the odds can't be good. He's been on a decent streak as of late, so the Nets are going to want him even if he isn't 100 percent.