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Deron Williams - PG, 6'3, 200
Free agent - Last played with Cleveland (2017)
       Date of birth: 06/26/1984
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 3rd pick, 2005
     Out of: Illinois
  NBA Experience: 12 years
  Hand: Right

2005 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 3rd overall by Utah.
11th July, 2005 NBA Signed four year, $16,316,569 rookie scale contract with Utah. Included team options for 2007/08 and 2008/09.
30th October, 2006 NBA Utah exercised 2007/08 team option.
30th October, 2007 NBA Utah exercised 2008/09 team option.
18th July, 2008 NBA Signed a four year maximum value extension ($62,599,916) with Utah. Included player option for 2012/13.
23rd February, 2011 NBA Traded by Utah to Brooklyn in exchange for Derrick Favors, Devin Harris, a 2011 first round pick (#3, Enes Kanter), a protected future first round pick (2013, #21, Gorgui Dieng) and cash
15th July, 2011 D-League Signed for the duration of the NBA lockout with Besiktas.
29th November, 2011 D-League Opted out to return to the NBA.
30th June, 2012 NBA Declined 2012/13 player option.
11th July, 2012 NBA Re-signed by Brooklyn to a five year maximum value contract ($98,772,325). Included early termination option after 2015/16 season.
11th July, 2015 NBA Waived by Brooklyn.
14th July, 2015 NBA Signed a two year, $11 million contract with Dallas. Included player option for 2016/17.
29th April, 2016 NBA Declined 2016/17 player option.
8th July, 2016 NBA Re-signed by Dallas to a one year, $10 million contract.
23rd February, 2017 NBA Waived by Dallas.
27th February, 2017 NBA Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Cleveland.
When: Where:
2002 - 2005 Illinois (NCAA)
June 2005 - February 2011 Utah Jazz (NBA)
February 2011 - July 2011 Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
July 2011 - November 2011 Besiktas (Turkey)
November 2011 - July 2015 Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
July 2015 - February 2017 Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
February 2017 - June 2017 Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
From blog:

   Tax Payers, Trade Kickers, And Other Deadline Day Bookkeeping

New York and New Jersey made the two biggest moves by acquiring the two All-Stars, Williams and Anthony. The Knicks finally closed the deal on the Anthony saga, their additional acquisition of Chauncey Billups and their retention of Landry Fields keeping the price tag just about on the right of 'acceptable.' Meanwhile, the Nets's genuinely staggering trade for Williams, whilst ultimately a backup plan, turned out to be better then their original plan. If their intention was to chase Melo for half a year, then give up and trade less in a deal for a better, cheaper player with less mileage on the clock, then they pulled it off beautifully.

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   2017 NBA Manifesto

Deron Williams
PG, 6’3, 200lbs, 33 years old, 12 years of experience

The backup point guard spot was a hole on the roster all year, with the expectation being that it could be addressed with mid-season buyouts, perhaps with an eye on Deron from the start. However, he was almost entirely a non-factor in the playoffs, and especially so in the Finals. Any good opposing defence limits his ability to shoot mid-range jump shots off the dribble, his main value as a player at this point, in addition to forcing quite a few lost ball turnovers from a man brought in primarily to be a reliable ball handler. Williams is no starter any more, nor did he prove to be an altogether reliable back-up. Needs a bounce-back year.

Player Plan: Expiring minimum salary and did not show himself to be worthy of another one.

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   The playoffs are about to start, and yet the Cavaliers are already blowing it

[...] Going into the playoffs, they still have these problems. Deron Williams has joined as a backup point, yet his handle and ball security seems to have disappeared along with his speed, and his name far outweighs his talent at this point. Similarly, up front, the injury to the foreseeably-available Andrew Bogut was unfortunate, but the fact that that even really matters speaks to the recklessness of entering a season with a wobbly roster hopeful that deadline-time buyouts will be enough to plug up the gaps. The holes in their roster, the over-reliance on Tristan Thompson for interior defense, on LeBron for passing and on Kevin Love for rebounding, were all avoidable. [...]

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