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Deron Williams hit 7-of-13 shots and two 3-pointers for 16 points, three rebounds, seven assists and four steals in Wednesday's easy win over the Grizzlies.
He had 20 points and six dimes on Monday and it looks like his wrist scare is officially a non-issue...for now.
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Deron Williams' wrist injury from Saturday was a non-issue against the Bulls on Monday, scoring 20 points with one board, six assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer.
He shot 6-of-11 from the field and played 36 minutes in the win. Williams has some wrist issues in the past, but there was no other news of his wrist bothering him at practice or shootaround leading up to tonight's win. He is starting to get hot and it seems like only an injury will keep him down.
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Deron Williams played 37 minutes and finished with 15 points and four assists on Saturday, but may have suffered a wrist injury along the way.
He was spotted with a large ice pack on his wrist after the game, which shouldn't come as a surprise. As far as we know, he's OK, but owners will want to check on his status prior to Monday's home game against the Bulls. If he misses time with it, Shaun Livingston would likely slide over to point guard, while Marcus Thornton, who scored 25 points tonight, could start at shooting guard.
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Deron Williams credited his work with an osteopath for improving the health of his ankles.
He's averaging 23.0 points and 6.7 asssists in the past three games, mirroring his second-half improvement from last season. He said the most important change has been getting his "rhythm," adding, "I'm working with an osteopath. He's been manipulating my bones, moving stuff around ... It's a combination of those things." Even better for D-Will's fantasy owners is the fact that Brooklyn plays four games in all but one of the next six weeks, giving them one of the best fantasy-playoff schedules in the league.
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Deron Williams was magnificent against the Lakers on Sunday, scoring a season-high 30 points with five boards, seven assists, six steals and one 3-pointer on 9-of-13 from the field in 39 minutes.
He's just the latest point guard to burn the Lakers in what was arguably his best game of the season. Williams easily looks the healthiest he's been all season, playing 36.8 minutes per game over his last five with averages of 19.0 points, 6.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.8 triples in that span. His value cannot get much higher than it is, so those who regretted drafting him and his weak ankle might want to think about dealing him right now.
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Deron Williams had 20 points, six assists and a steal on 8-of-16 shooting in Saturday's loss at Golden State.
He's playing well and we haven't heard anything from his knees or ankles lately. Williams is averaging 14.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.8 3-pointers over his last five games, and might actually be able to finish out the season if all goes well.
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Deron Williams scored 19 points with four boards, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday.
He was elbowed in the head by Alec Burks tonight as the two were going for a loss ball and was in pain for a couple minutes. Williams did not miss any time due to the injury and hit a huge 3-pointer down the stretch to help ice the win. It's the first time Deron has won in Utah since leaving for Brooklyn and the first time the Nets have won since November 2008. He'll be ready to go this weekend.
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Deron Williams shot 4-of-14 from the field for 13 points during a loss to the Bulls on Thursday, adding four boards, five assists, one steal, one block and six turnovers in 42 minutes.
He really is struggling in the scoring department, making just 40.3 percent from the field in his previous six games. Specifically, he's been horrible in the paint over that span with an ugly 37.5 percent from that range. Williams is usually effective in that area and made 54.1 percent of his shots in the paint last year, so his low field goal shooting is a little bit fluky.
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Deron Williams played Sunday's game with a protective sleeve on his right knee.
D-Will has a bone bruise in his knee and his owners just have to hope he makes it through Brooklyn's games on Wednesday and Thursday in one piece. He admitted that he's struggling with confidence issues, and his ankles are seemingly one misstep away from a setback, but there's some cause for optimism in his splits after the All-Star break last season -- 22.9 points, 2.8 threes, 8.0 assists and 1.1 steals per game.
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None of Brooklyn's starters scored double-digit points on Sunday -- Deron Williams had nine points, Shaun Livingston had two points, and All-Star Joe Johnson had eight points in 23 minutes.
Jason Kidd rode his bench to a relatively easy victory, with five different reserves playing at least 20 minutes, and the result was a uniformly lousy night for Brooklyn's starters. This isn't likely to become a trend but it's worth noting Kidd's willingness to shift gears depending upon which lineups are clicking.