HoopsHype Shawne Williams rumors

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Shawne Williams' 10-day contract with the Lakers expires Sunday, leaving him a free agent on his 28th birthday. The 6-foot-9 forward signed with the Lakers on Feb. 6 for $69,998. Because Williams is on a minimum contract, the NBA will reimburse the Lakers $17,981 with $52,017 of Williams' salary counting against the team's salary cap and luxury tax. Los Angeles Times

February 6, 2014 Updates

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Shawne Williams to a 10-day contract, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Williams, a 6’9” forward out of Memphis, most recently was a member of the Los Angeles D-Fenders, the Lakers’ NBA Development League affiliate. Originally selected by the Indiana Pacers in the first round (17th overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft, Williams rejoins the Lakers after playing in 32 games (11 starts) for the club earlier this season, averaging 5.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 20.2 minutes. NBA.com

February 2, 2014 Updates

Ramona Shelburne: Manny Harris' second 10-day is up on Tues. With Pau out, Lakers have tough decision. Don't be surprised to see Shawne Williams get a look Twitter @ramonashelburne

January 27, 2014 Updates
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Shawne Williams played in 32 games for the Los Angeles Lakers this season before being waived by the team, now the NBA veteran forward is heading to the NBA D-League according to sources. Williams is in search of a 10-day contract, and likely figures a stint in the NBA D-League will give him the best shot for another NBA opportunity. The 6-9, 230 pound forward averaged 5.1 points, and 4.4 rebounds in 20.2 minutes for the Lakers earlier this season. Williams has played for five different NBA teams in his six year career. This will be Williams’ first stint in the NBA D-League. D-League Digest

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On Tuesday, the Lakers waived forward Shawne Williams, but not before he earned $475,334. The Lakers now have 14 players on the roster, one below the league maximum. Including three waived players (Chris Duhon, Elias Harris and Williams), the team's total salary this season is $78,934,933. The Lakers will also pay a luxury tax penalty to the league, in the neighborhood of $11.3 million. Los Angeles Times

Williams was cut because he was brought on to stretch the floor at the forward spot but shot only 37.7%. The Lakers also like the potential of rookie forward Ryan Kelly. "[Williams] did everything we asked of him and he did well," Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni said. "It's just with the injuries and to be able to keep flexibility and be able to look at different areas we may have to shore up, it's something we felt like we had to do." Williams, 27, averaged 5.2 points and 4.5 rebounds and started 11 games. He would have made about $1 million this season. Los Angeles Times

January 7, 2014 Updates

The Los Angeles Lakers have waived forward Shawne Williams, it was announced today. Williams, originally selected by the Indiana Pacers in the first round (17th overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft, signed with the Lakers on September 3, 2013. In 32 games (11 starts) this season, the 6’9” forward out of Memphis University averaged 5.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 20.2 minutes. NBA.com

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Four players are signed to nonguaranteed contracts: Xavier Henry, Shawne Williams, Ryan Kelly and recent acquisition Kendall Marshall. The Lakers have until Jan. 7 to decide which players they want to keep the rest of the season. The deadline is officially Jan. 10, but each player needs 48 hours to clear the NBA's waiver process. Henry was signed over the summer for $916,099 and has proved to be one of the team's best off-season acquisitions. Los Angeles Times

In Sunday night's 111-104 loss to the 76ers, Marshall helped spark an early fourth-quarter rally, finishing with eight points, three assists and two rebounds — all season highs. If Marshall lasts beyond the January deadline, his $547,570 for the current season will lock in. With all 15 players, the Lakers' team salary for the season is $91.4 million, including $12 million in luxury tax penalties. Los Angeles Times

December 4, 2013 Updates

Los Angeles Lakers forward Shawne Williams didn't mince words when we asked him about the Jason Kidd soda-spilling saga ... telling TMZ Sports, "F**k Jason Kidd." Of course, it's a helluva statement considering Kidd's Brooklyn Nets were playing the Lake Show on the night Kidd intentionally spilled a soda on the court in an effort to stop the game clock. TMZ.com

November 27, 2013 Updates

Former Knick and Net Shawne Williams said he can foresee the Kobe-Melo hookup. “I can imagine ’cause I believe that he’s one of Kobe’s good friends,” Williams said. “And I believe that Melo is one them guys that probably needs Kobe. Just the mentality, just to rub off on him, because Kobe has a crazy mentality and a crazy work ethic. I feel like Melo probably needs that.” New York Post

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