NBA scout thinks Deron Williams is primed for a big year

Is Deron Williams a comeback player of the year candidate?
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The Dallas Mavericks took a calculated risk when they acquired Deron Williams this offseason. 

Although Williams has struggled over the last few years to stay healthy, he's shown flashes of still being the All-Star guard he was with the Utah Jazz. 

Despite being 31 years old and the West being stacked with point guards, an anonymous scout recently shared his opinions on Williams with Sports Illustrated:

If I was buying shares, I would buy big on Deron. He’s going back home, he’s better in a small market, he’s better without all the pressure. He has said that he wants the structure he had with Jerry Sloan. He will get it with Rick Carlisle… Last year Rick went to what he calls his flow offense: free-form pick-and-roll, just play, attack your man. I think he’ll go back to being more of a play caller, and they’ll run a more rigid offense. Deron could thrive in that.”

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