Elliot Williams Rumors

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.