HoopsHype Jawad Williams rumors

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The Cavs continue to actively work the phones in trying to make a deal toward rebuilding, but nothing is imminent. In perhaps an effort to clear space for the inevitable moves, the team released local product Jawad Williams on Monday and assigned Samardo Samuels to the NBA Development League. Akron Beacon Journal

December 26, 2010 Updates

The Cavs will likely waive forward Jawad Williams before the Jan. 10 date when contracts are guaranteed for the rest of the season. They could always sign him to a 10-day contract. News-Herald

October 16, 2010 Updates
September 23, 2010 Updates

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed forward Jawad Williams to a contract, Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant announced today. Per league and team policy, terms of the contract were not announced. The Cavaliers extended a qualifying offer to Williams on June 30th. NBA.com

September 22, 2010 Updates

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed forward Jawad Williams to a contract, Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant announced today. Per league and team policy, terms of the contract were not announced. The Cavaliers extended a qualifying offer to Williams on June 30th. NBA.com

Forward Jawad Williams has officially signed his qualifying offer from the Cavaliers. He was offered a $1.03 million contract in June. The 6-foot-9, 218-pounder spent the summer trying to find a better deal. News-Herald

September 20, 2010 Updates

Jawad Williams will be staying home. The Cleveland native has decided to accept the Cavaliers' one-year qualifying offer and will sign it this week, agent Kevin Bradbury said. The sides have been in talks for months with Williams hoping to secure a multi-year deal. But the small forward has decided to settle the contract issue in time for training camp, which starts Sept. 28. Cleveland Plain Dealer

The contract is for $1.02 million, but is not fully guaranteed. But that is a position Williams is used to, as he made the team in each of the last two seasons out of camp with nonguaranteed contracts. Cleveland Plain Dealer

September 3, 2010 Updates

The Cavaliers are playing a waiting game with restricted free agent forward Jawad Williams. They made a $1.03 million qualifying offer to the 6-foot-9, 218-pounder at the end of June. Unless Williams gets a better offer from another team, he'll likely accept the qualifying offer. Cavs general manager Chris Grant is hoping to add Williams to the roster. He could become the starting small forward. If nothing else, Williams will compete for playing time with Jamario Moon and newcomer Joey Graham. "We like Jawad," Grant said. "We'll get into training camp and see what happens. We have a qualifying offer out to him. I haven't heard one way or the other. Obviously, we'd like him to come to camp and compete and make his mark on being part of the team." News-Herald

August 31, 2010 Updates
August 30, 2010 Updates

With training camp scheduled to open in four weeks, the Spurs on Monday opened their practice facility gym to potential training camp invitees. Among the first to participate in open gym workouts: Jawad Williams and Thomas Gardner. San Antonio Express-News

The Spurs' new vice-president of basketball operations, Danny Ferry, is well familiar with Williams, whom he signed when he was the Cavs' general manager. Gardner, a 6-5 swing man, played the past two seasons in Belgium. He played collegiately at Missouri and had one brief NBA stint, signing a 10-day contract with the Chicago Bulls late in the 2006-07 season. "We're going to be looking at a lot of guys over the next few weeks," Spurs general manager R.C. Buford said. "Eventually, we'll decide on the players we want to bring to camp." San Antonio Express-News

August 1, 2010 Updates

As of today, the team's qualifying offer of $1.03 million to Williams is binding. What that means is they can't take it back. Which is fine, they don't want to. As a restricted free agent, unless Williams finds a team to sign him to an offer sheet, he will likely accept that one-year deal and return. He may wait awhile until things play out, but ultimately he'll very likely be a Cav next season. Cleveland Plain Dealer

July 17, 2010 Updates

James has already recruited Zydrunas Ilgauskas and former Cavs trainer Mike Mancias to Miami. His latest attempt, a source said, is to bring athletic forward Jawad Williams. He's a restricted free agent after averaging 4.1 points and 1.5 rebounds in 54 games last season. The Cavs are believed to be interested in re-signing Williams and can match contract offers to him. Cleveland Plain Dealer

July 16, 2010 Updates

LeBron the recruiter has new target, sources say: Jawad Williams. He's a restricted free agent tho & Cavs interested in bringing him back. Twitter

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