Deron Williams
PG FA
2 months ago

Willis was waived by the Pistons on Monday, Rod Beard of the Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Willis saw just two minutes of action during the preseason with the Pistons, which wasn't enough time for him to make a lasting impact on the coach staff. He's now been let go ahead of the regular season, though he's expected to join the Pistons' G-League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive, for the upcoming campaign.

Deron Williams
PG FA
7 months ago

Williams poured in 14 points (5-6 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) during Thursday's 135-102 victory over the Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.

EDGE Analysis

Williams was chucking away during his time on the court, posting his best shooting night of the postseason since Game 4 of the first round against the Pacers and draining his first three-pointers of the conference finals. The veteran point guard has proven to be a solid addition to the Cavs second unit and offers the security of an abundance of starting experience in the event of an injury to Kyrie Irving. As it has thus far in the playoffs, Williams' role in the Finals will likely fluctuate depending on game script, but he's likely to see minutes in the teens at a minimum in the majority of games.

Deron Williams
PG FA
7 months ago

Williams (illness) will play in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Celtics on Tuesday, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Williams was held out of the team's shootaround Tuesday morning, but after receiving treatment throughout the day, he's feeling good enough to take the court. That said, he's struggled to get anything going while coming in with the second unit and has averaged just 12.7 minutes over the first three games of this series, so he's likely not an intriguing DFS option for Tuesday's slate.

Deron Williams
PG FA
7 months ago

Williams missed morning shootaround due to an illness but should be considered probable for Tuesday's Game 4 matchup against the Celtics.

EDGE Analysis

Williams has been seeing 15.0 minutes per game during these playoffs, so his potential absence would be significant. While Williams is expected to play, Iman Shumpert would likely absorb most of the minutes as the reserve point guard behind starter Kyrie Irving if Williams ultimately remains sidelined.

Deron Williams
PG FA
8 months ago

Williams scored 35 points (14-25 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 2-4 FT) with nine assists, seven rebounds, one steal and one block across 46 minutes in Monday's 124-121 overtime loss to the Heat.

EDGE Analysis

Williams started in place of Kyrie Irving, who sat out Monday's game to rest, and he made the most of his opportunity by flirting with a triple-double. His 35 points were a season-high and his nine assists and seven rebounds were both his highest totals as a member of the Cavs. It's unclear whether Irving will play in the Cavs final game Wednesday, but if he doesn't Williams could make for a high upside cheap play in DFS settings.

Deron Williams
PG FA
8 months ago

Williams will start at point guard for Monday's matchup with the Heat, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kyrie Irving is getting the night off for rest Monday, which allows Williams to draw into the starting lineup. He should see the bulk of the work at point guard, although the Cavaliers did recall Kay Felder from the D-League as well, who should help spell Williams. Iman Shumpert could also see extra ball-handling opportunities.

Deron Williams
PG FA
9 months ago

Williams posted 19 points (8-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot over 20 minutes in Wednesday's 126-113 loss to the Nuggets.

EDGE Analysis

Since joining the Cavaliers on March 1, Williams hasn't had much impact playing behind Kyrie Irving, but tonight marked his highest point total with the team. Williams could have an interesting role with the team in the next few weeks, as Cleveland may opt to rest some starters leading up to the playoffs, and his output tonight could garner some extra minutes in that role. He's also an excellent insurance policy for Irving if you're in a format that begins their playoffs this week or next week.

Deron Williams
PG FA
9 months ago

Williams will return to Sunday's tilt against the Lakers after heading to the locker room to address a left thumb injury he suffered during play, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The injury doesn't appear to be too serious considering Williams returned to game action. The Cavaliers will likely give an official designation after Sunday's contest, but Williams should be considered questionable for the teams' next tilt Wednesday against the Nuggets just as a precautionary measure.

Deron Williams
PG FA
9 months ago

Williams accumulated 11 points (4-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists and three rebounds across 26 minutes during Saturday's 108-78 loss to the Clippers.

EDGE Analysis

With LeBron James (rest), Kyrie Irving (rest/knee), and Kevin Love (rest) all out for Saturday's game, Williams drew the start but didn't perform particularly well. While his 4-for-8 shooting is certainly solid, he committed five turnovers along with his five assists, and failed to record a defensive statistic. That being said, the 32-year-old point guard's role within the team is that of Irving's backup when everyone is healthy, so Saturday's performance likely won't weigh too heavily on the team. His fantasy value has dropped substantially since leaving the Mavericks, and likely only remains an option in the deepest of year-long formats, or DFS when the Cavaliers' "Big Three" are sidelined.

Deron Williams
PG FA
9 months ago

Williams will draw the start at point guard for Saturday's matchup against the Clippers, Joe Gabriele of Cavs.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Kyrie Irving (knee/rest) out, Williams will draw the start at point guard. LeBron James (rest) and Kevin Love (rest) will also be sidelined for the game, so Williams will likely see heavy run and be the primary ballhandler for the Cavaliers, making him an intriguing option in DFS.