HoopsHype Shawne Williams rumors


January 8, 2014 Updates

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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Dave McMenamin: Lakers fans: Shawne Williams is on Twitter: @ShawneWill3 The 6-9 F w/ a nice outside stroke has a chance to make some noise for LAL Twitter @mcten

September 4, 2013 Updates

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent forward Shawne Williams, the team announced Tuesday. Williams' contract is one year deal for the veteran's minimum (worth approximately $1.1 million) but is only partially guaranteed, according to a league source. ESPN.com

September 3, 2013 Updates

Dave McMenamin: Lakers announce they have signed Shawne Williams. No terms available yet. He had his best NBA production w/ D'Antoni in NYK Twitter @mcten

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