Deron Michael Williams ( born June 26, 1984 in Parkersburg, West Virginia ) is an American professional basketball player who is since 2011 in the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA under contract, who moved in 2012 from New Jersey. For the time the lockout in the NBA in 2011, he stood by the Turkish club Beşiktaş Milangaz under contract. Williams plays on the position of the point guards.
In his youth, Williams was a very good wrestler. Both the age of eight and twelve years old he was able to win the Texas State Championship his age and weight class. He attended The Colony High School in The Colony, Texas. He led the Colony Cougars almost a year at least to the 5A Texas State semifinals.
Williams, who grew up in Texas, college basketball played for the team from the University of Illinois. In his first season he was in 30 of 32 possible games on the grid and was with 4:53 assists per game in third place in its class in the Big Ten Conference. In his second year, his points average rose from 6.3 to 14 points per game and he posted 6:17 assists per game. Thanks to these achievements, he was elected to the First Team of the Big Ten Conference.
In 2005, the Fighting Illini to Williams in the finals of the NCAA in 2005, where they had to give, however, defeated the team from North Carolina. His achievements on the field brought Williams a number of awards. He was part of the First Team All- Big Ten, Big Ten All- Tournament team and the All- Final Four team. After this season, Williams decided to be for the NBA Draft to register 2005.
The first few years with the Utah Jazz (2005 to 2011)
In the 2005 NBA Draft, Williams was selected by the Utah Jazz in third place, who previously made a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers to swap draft positions. From this election, numerous journalists were surprised as had been favored on the position of point guard Chris Paul from the experts, but the choice of jazz was retrofitted with Williams' choice in the national team of the best NBA freshmen (NBA All- Rookie First Team ) justified.
Already in his second pro season, Williams then developed into a leading player of jazz. The regular season of the NBA season 2006/ 07 he finished as a player with the second most basket assists per game in the league, Williams also received the most playing time of all players of the Jazz and was their third best points scorer. Williams reached the Jazz thanks to 51 wins in the regular season, the playoffs. In the first round they could after five games prevail in seven games against the Houston Rockets in the second round against the Golden State Warriors. Only in the Western Conference Finals was over against the San Antonio Spurs. After the season, Williams won the U.S. national basketball Americas Championship 2007.
In his third NBA season Williams was able to improve its yield on the field again. He scored at the end of the season with 18.8 points and 10.5 assists per game for the first time a Double Double in section. Despite his impressive accomplishments, he was not elected to the NBA All-Star team, but participated in the All-Star Skills Challenge and won that too. The Jazz have qualified with 54 wins again for the playoffs. In the first round they defeated the Houston Rockets again, met in the second round, however, the Los Angeles Lakers and were beaten by them. The following summer, he was appointed as part of the U.S. Olympic selection in 2008.
In his fourth NBA season, 2008/2009, Williams sat out with an ankle injury in 13 of the first 15 games of the Jazz. The season was marred by numerous violations of his teammates and despite strong 19.2 points and 10 assists on average, Williams was again not selected in the NBA All -Star team. He responded to his omission again with five strong consecutive games in which he was able to record each have 30 points. In the NBA playoffs was in the first round after five games off date for the Jazz. The following season, Williams was elected first team in the NBA All -Star. The NBA Playoffs 2010 started with a victorious first round against the Denver Nuggets, but in the second round, the Jazz had the Los Angeles Lakers nothing to oppose.
The NBA season 2010/2011 started quite well for Williams, who after 53 games had an average of 21.3 points points per game. The long-time head coach of the Jazz, Jerry Sloan, announced on February 7, 2011 announced his retirement. Both Williams and Sloan denied, however, that this had been lying on discrepancies between them.
Change in New Jersey ( 2011)
About two weeks later, on 23 February 2011, Williams was transferred from the Utah Jazz to the New Jersey Nets, to prevent in advance the possibility that Williams would change after the season 2011/2012 for no consideration to another club. In return, Devin Harris, Derrick Favors and draft picks changed ( which was selected among other Enes Kanter later) to Utah. He made his debut in a game against the San Antonio Spurs in which he handed out 12 assists, a game later, Williams distributed 17 assists against the Houston Rockets, and in his third game, he shared a further 18 assists from. These combined 47 assists in his first three games, the highest number of assists, ever scored by a player in the NBA in his first three games with a team.
Involvement in Beşiktaş Milangaz (2011)
Because of the lockout in the NBA Williams moved to Turkish club Beşiktaş Milangaz, who has also Allen Iverson had in its ranks. The contract was valid until the end of the NBA strike. After agreeing on a new coat contract on 8 December 2011, the wage dispute in the NBA and Williams ended returned to the Nets.
Return to the Nets move to Brooklyn ( Since 2011 )
From the coaches of the NBA, he was elected to the selection of the East in the All -Star Game in 2012. On March 5, he scored 57 points, more than any player earlier in the season, in a game against the Charlotte Bobcats. So he set up a new Career and a new team record. After the season 2011/2012 he moved the player option in his contract and thus became a free agent. Among other things, the Lakers, Nets, Mavericks and Trail Blazers were interested in him. Ultimately, however, he wanted to choose between Dallas and Brooklyn.
On 11 July 2012, he signed a 5-year contract for about $ 98 million with the Nets. On March 8, 2013, presented in the home game against the Washington Wizards with nine three-point throws in the first half, a new NBA record.
Williams participated as a member of the U.S. national team in 2007 participated in the Basketball America Cup and won with the team the tournament. He was also in 2008 and 2012, with whom he won the gold medal member of the Olympic team.
2012 Deron Williams earned 15.1 million euros ( 19.7 million U.S. dollars) and is thus one of the top 10 of the highest paid NBA players.