Deron Williams won’t rule out a return to basketball
In his prime, Deron Williams was considered by many as one of the top 5 point guards in the league. However, after a career that has spanned 12 years and four teams, father time appears to be catching up on him. The last time we saw Williams on the court was in the 2016-17 season, wherein he served as a veteran role player for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Nonetheless, the 33-year-old refuses to rule out a possible comeback to the NBA. Speaking to Mike Sorensen of Desert News Sports, Williams admitted that a return was not out of the question.
“I don’t know, man,” stated Williams. “I still might play little bit here and there.”
In fact, a reunion with the Utah Jazz would be an ideal situation for Williams. The former Jazz still maintains a summer home in Park City, which is less than an hour’s drive away from Salt Lake City.
Williams reflected on his time with the franchise that drafted him third overall in the 2005, and confessed that he considered those to be the best years of his career.
“I had a great time with the Jazz,” he said. “Those were my most memorable years for sure, my best seasons. It was the farthest I went until last year with the Cavs, the Western Conference run we had. I enjoyed my time here.”
At the moment, Williams has not officially retired from the NBA, and it would not be the worst idea for the Jazz to sign him up for a year or two. At the very least, he would be a great mentor to the likes of Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert.