Shawne Williams RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
“You might target some players you might not get (in free agency),” Bucks director of scouting Billy McKinney said. “If you can fill that need in the draft, that’s also a positive thing. “Nothing is guaranteed until they agree to the deal and sign it. So we’re kind of juggling a lot of balls right now and preparing for free agency. “We have 16 players on our roster right now so we’re going to have to make some roster adjustments prior to the season starting.” Two of those players are Caron Butler and Shawne Williams, acquired from the Pistons in the Ilyasova deal but not in the Bucks’ plans. Both players have non-guaranteed contracts for next season.
Ersan Ilyasova was traded from Milwaukee to Detroit for Caron Butler and Shawne Williams. Ilyasova gives Detroit insurance at power forward in case Greg Monroe leaves in free agency. Monroe has been linked to the Knicks as one of their top free-agent targets. That Detroit traded for Ilyasova leads you to believe they aren’t very confident about retaining Monroe.
“We appreciate the contributions of Caron and Shawne. Caron, in particular, is difficult to say goodbye to. Not only did he play well for us, his leadership went above and beyond. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a single player have a more a positive impact on a team than Caron did on ours. He is a special person and we will always respect and appreciate what he did here.”
“Ersan Ilyasova is a player we have coveted since we got to Detroit,” said Stan Van Gundy, Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations for the Detroit Pistons. “Not only is he a proficient three-point shooter that can stretch the floor, he is a high-energy, hard-playing guy who fits extremely well with how we want to play. We are excited about what he can add to our team.”
The Milwaukee Bucks traded forward Ersan Ilyasova to the Detroit Pistons, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The acquisition of Ilyasova gives the Pistons a power forward to replace Greg Monroe, who could leave the franchise in free agency this summer. Detroit sent forward Caron Butler and Shawne Williams to Milwaukee in the trade. Those two players have non-guaranteed deals that will probably be waived, clearing significant salary cap space for the Bucks. Milwaukee could have as much as $22 million in cap space this summer.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Milwaukee has traded forward Ersan Ilyasova to Detroit for Caron Butler and Shawne Williams, league sources tell Yahoo. For Bucks, this is chance to shed salary, bringing in contracts that could be waived. Milwaukee could have $22M in cap space.
Vincent Ellis: Source confirms #Pistons have acquired Ersan Ilyasova from #Bucks. Caron Butler goes home to Milwaukee and Shawne Williams also part of deal. #Pistons @Adrian Wojnarowski 1st to report.
Joe Freeman: After looking at video review on jumbotron, Williams initiated the contact by cursing at and head-butting Freeland. He merely responded.
Kerry Eggers: Terry Stotts on Joel Freeland: “i liked the way he stood up for his teammate. And i liked the way the fans stood up for Joel.”
Joe Freeman: During review, Joel Freeland was shown on jumbotron and Robin Lopez lifted his arm like a prizefighter. Crowd went nuts.
Van Gundy views Williams as a stretch four and said his acquisition doesn’t have any impact on Quincy Miller, signed to a 10-day contract on Saturday, calling Miller “a developmental guy we’re looking at to see where we want to go. Shawne’s more of a guy we think can play right now. He’s a guy that should be ready to go and throw in an NBA game right now.”
Van Gundy held an informal coaches summit at the team practice facility last summer and he invited Mike D’Antoni, a coach he credits with doing much to revolutionize the modern NBA with his heavy emphasis on a pick-and-roll foundation and putting four shooters on the perimeter, to join the group. Against the Pistons on Nov. 29, 2013, Williams scored 20 points to help the Lakers win as he hit 6 of 13 3-point shots at The Palace. “We were just talking about the guys he’d coached and, unsolicited, he spoke really, really highly of Shawne from his year with him last year – his attitude, his work ethic and what he thought of him as a player,” Van Gundy said. “That’s been in my mind all along. I thought he played well for Miami early this year and when he was out there at waiver time, (general manager) Jeff (Bower) and I started talking about him and put in the claim now knowing if we’d be the team that ended up getting him. This is another good move for us. We just want to put together as many good moves as we can, even if they’re small ones.”
“We’re a little thin up front,” Van Gundy said. “Shawne played very well in Miami this year. He’s a guy who comes on a value contract and he’s got a non-guaranteed contract for next year, so it gives us a lot of flexibility and it’s one of those moves that helps us right now, going forward, over the last 25 games and also gives us an asset and that’s what we’re into. We’re trying to get better, we’re trying to acquire assets. I think Shawne fits in both categories.”
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has waived forward Shawne Williams, who was acquired Feb. 19 from the Miami Heat along with Norris Cole and Justin Hamilton as part of a three-team trade. Williams, 6 feet 9, 230 pounds, appeared in 44 games (22 starts) this season for Miami, averaging 6.6 points and 3.2 rebounds in 21.0 minutes per game.
There are several names the Griz might consider, including Memphis native Shawne Williams, who is expected to receive a buyout after being traded from Phoenix to New Orleans. Williams shot 39.5 percent from 3-point range in 44 appearances for Miami this season.
The Phoenix Suns today completed a deal to acquire two future first-round draft picks from the Miami Heat. The Suns also received forward/guard Danny Granger from Miami and forward John Salmons, who will be waived, from the New Orleans Pelicans in the three-team trade. As part of the deal, the Suns send guards Goran Dragic and Zoran Dragic to the Heat and the Pelicans receive guard Norris Cole, center Justin Hamilton and forward Shawne Williams from Miami. The Suns received Miami’s 2017 first-round pick (protected to seven) and Miami’s unprotected 2021 first-round pick as part of the deal.
Miami HEAT President Pat Riley announced today that they have acquired brothers Goran Dragic and Zoran Dragic from the Phoenix Suns in part of a three-team trade involving the New Orleans Pelicans. Phoenix received Danny Granger and two future first round draft picks from Miami and John Salmons from New Orleans while the Pelicans received Norris Cole, Justin Hamilton and Shawne Williams from the HEAT.