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Rick Bonnell: Can confirm Hornets completed a trade with Minnesota. Primarily Mo Daniels to add point guard depth. Giving up Gary Neal and 2nd rd pick.
The Charlotte Hornets are determined to make the Eastern Conference playoffs and strengthened their roster Tuesday with a deal to acquire Minnesota guard Mo Williams, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Williams goes to the Hornets with guard Troy Daniels for veteran guard Gary Neal and a future second-round draft pick, sources told Yahoo Sports. Charlotte will send Minnesota a 2019 second-round pick that it owns via a 2014 trade with the Miami Heat.
Rick Bonnell: Hornets sign Elliot Williams on a 10-day. Hornets would have an open roster spot during All-Star break should a trade emerge.
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed guard Elliot Williams to a 10-day contract and waived guard Jannero Pargo. Williams joins the Hornets from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA D-League, becoming the 30th Gatorade Call-Up this season. He will wear No. 4. The Hornets roster remains at 15 players. The 6-5 Williams has seen action in 19 games for the Warriors this season, averaging 20.1 points, 7.6 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 36.3 minutes. He ranks fourth in the D-League in assists, tied for eighth in scoring and 10th in minutes played. Williams has scored in double figures in all 19 games and has handed out 10 or more assists five times, tallying five double-doubles. He has scored 20 points or more 10 times, including eight straight games from Nov. 28-Dec. 20.
Marc Stein: Hornets, I’m told, have waived Jannero Pargo in advance of 10-day callup of Elliot Williams from Santa Cruz in @nbadleague
Marc Stein: Hearing Charlotte has Elliot Williams in its plans for 10-day callup out of @nbadleague this week. Williams recently had two 10-days w/Jazz
Adrian Wojnarowski: After Elliot Williams’ second 10-day contract expires tonight, Jazz will not re-sign him for rest of the season, league sources tell Yahoo.
The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed guard Elliot Williams to a second 10-day contract. Williams signed his first 10-day with the Jazz on Jan. 7 and has appeared in three Jazz games since, averaging 2.7 points in 8.6 minutes.
The Utah Jazz are expected to offer Elliot Williams a second 10-day contract, a source told Sea Dubs Central Friday night. In three games with the Jazz, Williams is averaging 2.7 points and 0.7 rebounds in 8.7 minutes per contest.
The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed guard Elliot Williams of the NBA Development League’s Santa Cruz Warriors to a 10-day contract. Williams becomes the NBA’s 13th overall NBA D-League Call-Up of the 2014-15 season and the 11th different player to be called up.
Jody Genessy: That transaction clears the way for D-League guard Elliot Williams to join the team tomorrow, as has been reported by @Marc J. Spears.
Gino Pilato: According to one NBA scout recently, “Elliot Williams is the top guard option in the entire NBA D-League.”
Marc J. Spears: D-League Santa Cruz G Elliot Williams is expected to sign a 10-day contract with the Jazz soon, sources said. He is in SLC taking a physical
In conjunction with today’s roster announcement, the Sixers waived Elliot Williams, Marquis Teague and Travis Outlaw.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sixers waived Marquis Teague and Elliot Williams, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
Sixers signed Brandon Davies, Lorenzo Brown and Elliot Williams to non-guaranteed deals through the 2016-17 season. Jarvis Varnado could be next.
The Philadelphia 76ers today announced that they have recalled guards Lorenzo Brown and Elliot Williams from the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League. Brown (6-5, 186) was assigned to the Sevens on December 26, 2013 and appeared in five games, averaging 18 points, eight assists and five rebounds. Williams (6-5, 180) was assigned to the Sevens on January 5, 2014 and had 19 points, five rebounds and five assists in his only game played.
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“I think both have a chance. All the players we’re out looking for are trying to prove they’re NBA players, plus move the program forward. Elliot’s a natural scorer and a big athlete, and Lorenzo is a big guard that cares a lot about winning,” Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie said of his team’s newest players. “We’re excited about both.”
The Philadelphia 76ers today announced that they have signed free agent guards Elliot Williams and Lorenzo Brown. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived center DeSagana Diop, forward Kenny Kadji, guard Jermaine Taylor and guard Elliot Williams, Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. The Cavs roster now stands at 15.
Other non-roster players vying for spots are Australian point guard Matthew Dellavedova, Miami (Fla.) forward Kenny Kadji, St. Bonaventure forward Michael Lee, Georgetown center Henry Sims, Central Florida guard Jermaine Taylor and former first-round pick Elliot Williams, a guard from Memphis. Dellavedova signed a partially guaranteed, two-year deal and is expected to secure the third-point guard spot. That leaves six other players vying for one spot.
Jermaine Taylor, Kenny Kadji, Henry Sims and Elliot Williams will come to training camp with the Cavaliers, a league source confirmed. Media day is today and training camp opens tomorrow.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent guard Elliot Williams, a 2010 first-round pick, will go to Cleveland’s camp on a non-guaranteed deal, league sources tell Yahoo.
Mike Tokito: #Blazers will have Joel Freeland, Meyers Leonard, Will Barton, Victor Claver in summer league, possibly Elliot Williams, plus draft picks.
He says he will play Summer League, but not sure for what team, and he hasn’t been informed as of yet if the Trail Blazers want him on their Summer League roster. Whichever team he plays for, he promises a team team is going to get a hungry, healthy, athletic player who is going to play with a huge chip on his shoulder. “I’m going to use a lot of stuff for motivation and I know I’m going to be ready next year.,” Williams said. “I’m going to have a big year.”
Although extremely sensitive and personal, Williams recalled what it was like to to go back home and bury his own mother last week. “It was tough,” he said. “That’s my mom. But I had to look at it a different way: She’s in a better place now. She’s not suffering anymore. I know she’s not suffering. I got a chance to talk to her before she passed away and I let her know how I felt. I’m just so glad she’s not suffering anymore.”
Williams’ mother, Delois, recently lost her 12-year battle with cancer on April 3. The news came as a shock to family and friends, Williams sad. It wasn’t suppose to be her time. “Man, it’s tough,” Williams said with a deep pause immediately followed. “When somebody so close to you leaves you, it’s a reality check. It’s kind of hard to believe I have to grow up without her.” The Trail Blazers told Williams to take as much time away as he needed to deal with his tragic loss. “You express your condolences and give them space and time to do what they need to do and comfort them in anyway you can,” Trail Blazers Head Coach Terry Stotts said. “People need their space in those type of situations.”
The mother of Portland Trail Blazers guard Elliot Williams, Delois, passed away this morning. Stotts says the organization has told Williams to take as much time away as he needed.
Portland Trail Blazers athletic guard Elliot Williams, who is sitting out the 2012-13 season after tearing his left Achilles last September in a voluntary team workout, has informed CSNNW.com that he will be a participant in this offseason’s NBA Summer League in Las Vegas in order to prove to teams that he’ll be completely healthy. “It’s really not about me proving if I can play or not,” Williams told CSNNW.com. “I know I can play. I just feel that I have to get out there and show the league that I’m fully recovered.”
“I haven’t ruled out anything, but it wouldn’t be smart for me to come back this season,” Williams said. “I’m getting back to 100 percent, healing up, strengthening my leg pretty good. I don’t want to have any setbacks. You never know. You never know how my body will heal. But the thing is, it doesn’t make sense to rush anything.”
Just as he formulated the thoughts to answer the second query, Maynor walked by Williams’ interview with The Oregonian and interjected with his own opinion. “He’s ready now,” Maynor said. “I’m telling you, he’s ready to go. Did you get that on tape?” Well, Williams isn’t quite ready just yet. He’s been cleared to run and jump, but he’s still working to build strength in various muscles along his left leg, including his calf, quadriceps and hamstring. His Achilles tendon has healed nicely, but Williams spent nearly three months in a boot following Sept. 14 surgery and he’s still working to get his leg back into playing shape.
The chances of Williams returning over the final two months of the season involve the words “slim” and “none.” But at the tail end of practice, when the Blazers separated into position groups for drills, Williams hopped in with Damian Lillard, Will Barton, Eric Maynor and Nolan Smith and went through a variety of game-like shooting and ballhandling drills.
Olshey has spent 56 games scrutinizing his young roster and determining who fits long-term in Portland. Williams is the one unknown. “Right now we just don’t have a big enough sample size to make a decision on whether Elliot is a part of the future or he isn’t,” Olshey said Tuesday. “We’ve been able to evaluate everybody else on the roster. But with him, there’s still some uncertainty there and we wanted to keep him in the fold going forward.”