Shawne Williams Waived

After it appeared like they were willing to give him a second chance in New Jersey, the Nets announced today that they have waived Shawne Williams, according to a team news release.

Williams was acquired along with Kris Humphries for Eduardo Najera earlier this week. Initial speculation was that the Nets were going to immediately waive Williams, who has been plagued with legal and character problems throughout his four-year career. However, the Nets then made it sound like they were going to keep him a give him a look. There could be 500 reasons for the about face, but perhaps a trade is in the works where the Nets need roster room (they’re down to 14 players).

It also opens the roster to a D-League player. As Sundiata Gaines proved last night against the Cavs, a hungry D-Leaguer could be exactly what this team needs.