HoopsHype Elliot Williams rumors

November 5, 2010 Updates

Williams re-aggravated the injury Wednesday during a workout at the practice facility. After an examination with team doctors, he and the Blazers decided it was best to have surgery now. Williams, who was selected No. 22 overall in the June NBA draft and had not yet played in a game, said he expects to miss between four and five months. "It's a minor thing, but it just felt like the time to get it fixed," said Williams, who walked normally around the Rose Garden before Thursday night's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. "It's just something you don't want to have to keep dealing with because something major could happen down the road." Oregonian

November 4, 2010 Updates
October 8, 2010 Updates

Bobby Fischer has nothing on Elliot Williams. A rookie guard with the Portland Trail Blazers, Williams is known for his quick first step and leaping ability, but he also isn't afraid to leap with a knight or even call "checkmate" and capture a king. "I'm the kind of guy that likes to get into a lot of stuff, and chess is one of those things that stuck with me," said the 6-foot-5 Williams, the No. 22 overall pick by Portland out of the University of Memphis. "It's a very difficult game, but once you get playing it becomes very addicting." ESPN.com

July 7, 2010 Updates

The Portland Trail Blazers have signed rookie guard Elliot Williams. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We’re very excited to have a player with the character and potential that Elliot has,” said Director of College Scouting Chad Buchanan. “He’s made some pretty big strides in college and now we’re looking forward to seeing what he can do at the next level.” NBA.com

June 24, 2010 Updates

Two NBA teams I spoke with are operating under the assumption that Washington will be making the pick at 17. Elliot Williams may be the guy. Twitter

June 23, 2010 Updates

The Portland Trail Blazers have targeted University of Memphis guard Elliot Williams and are actively working to get an additional first-round pick in the 20s to draft him, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Yahoo! Sports

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