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Alan Williams
Alan Williams
Position: F-C
Born: 01/28/93
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:261 lbs. / 118.4 kg.
Salary: $874,636
Before the Suns tipped off their road game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night, rookie big man Alan Williams glued his eyes to a phone just outside the team’s locker room. Work stopped him from being there in person, but there was no way Williams wasn’t at least going to watch the moment remotely. Jeri Williams, Alan’s mother, was sworn in on Friday as the first female police chief in Phoenix history. The Suns issued the statement below following the ceremony for Williams’ biggest supporter. “The Phoenix Suns family extends a heartfelt congratulations to Jeri as she assumes her new role as Phoenix Police Chief. We also share our best wishes and a great deal of gratitude and thanks to Chief Yahner, who we have worked with closely the past year and a half.
In recent summers, many players have arrived early in Phoenix for workout sessions and pickup games, or never left. Suns players Eric Bledsoe, Devin Booker and Alan Williams have spent nearly all of their offseason training in Phoenix while most of their teammates have been in and out or have trickled into Talking Stick Resort Arena in recent weeks. Since mid-August, there have been enough players to run five-on-five, full-court games on weekdays with the help of visitors such as Phoenix native and Philadelphia 76ers guard Jerryd Bayless. “We take it as a good sign that they have a chance to go anywhere and they choose to be here,” Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough said.
When starring at California-Santa Barbara and the NBA Summer League did not land Alan Williams an NBA contract last year, Williams said he was more motivated than ever to reach the NBA as he left his Phoenix home to play in Qingdao, China. A year later, Williams has a guaranteed contract with his hometown Suns. Williams played the final five weeks of last season with the Suns and his contract became guaranteed at 2 p.m. Thursday once the Suns kept him on the roster for $874,636 next season.