Nets officially sign Shelden Williams

The Nets have made their first free agent signing of the 2011 offseason, signing forward Shelden Williams to a one-year contract. The Nets will be Williams’s seventh team in six seasons, having played for the Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, and most recently the New York Knicks.

Last season, Williams averaged 4.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in just over 15 minutes, shooting 46.8% from the field. In 17 games in New York, Williams had a 15.9 PER, with a 64% true shooting percentage while producing 136 points per 100 possessions. The deal is reportedly for the veteran’s minimum.