Williams appeared to be more intrigued last night by a bid from the Nets, who are under the salary cap and could pay him more than the Knicks. The Nets could also make Williams their starting small forward.
Williams’ agent, Happy Walters, denied an ESPN 1050 report that Williams agreed to terms with the Nets, saying he was still “undecided’’ and the decision would be made today.
Williams was weighing the Knicks’ offer of the $2.5 million exception for two years. However, an NBA source said his ego was bruised the past five days because of the Crawford chatter and felt like a “stepchild.’’ Williams also factored in the increased role he’d have in Newark, compared to the crowded Knick rotation.
via Marc Berman, New York Post — With Crawford gone, Davis, Williams may be next for Knicks
The Nets now have Deron Williams, Shawne Williams, Shelden Williams, and Jordan Williams on their roster.
In 2011, his first full season since 2008, Extra E averaged 7.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in just over 20 minutes per game with a 12.2 PER. He shot a career-best 40.1% from beyond the arc, mostly threes from the corner. He fills holes at both forward spots, though he’s not exactly a major signing. The deal is reportedly two years, for $6.1 million.
This isn’t the first time Shawne Williams is a Net. In 2010, the Mavericks threw him in to the Kris Humphries-Eduardo Najera deal, only for the Nets to waive him 72 hours later. To which I say: welcome home, Shawne.