Deron Williams Out for Preseason With Strained Calf

Deron Williams’ so-called “fresh start” in Dallas remains on hold—the 31-year-old point guard will miss the entire preseason due to a strained right calf.

Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle says there’s plenty of time for D-Will to get healthy for the Oct. 28 season-opener.

Dallas has three more exhibition games on its schedule.

Per the Star-Telegram:

The lingering question is if the oft-injured point guard will be available on Oct. 28 when the Mavs open the regular season on the road against the Phoenix Suns.


An MRI conducted on Williams on Saturday revealed he has a strained right calf. It’s the same calf that prevented him from participating in the Mavs’ first four preseason games and the same calf he strained last season while playing for the Brooklyn Nets.


Williams signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Mavs this summer after he received a $27.5 million buyout from the Nets. The Mavs are hoping he can return to the form that earned him three straight All-Star berths from 2010-’12. […] A strained right calf and fractured rib cost Williams 14 games last season.