HoopsHype Terrence Williams rumors


May 22, 2013 Updates

This year’s field, which may actually feature a number of solid role players if not franchise changers, is particularly fluid. Ainge will draft the best player available instead of attempting to fill a need. He could use a rebounder, scorer and even a backup point guard — that last position a concern now that Terrence Williams is in legal trouble, thus clouding his Celtics future. Boston Herald

A legal expert said the potential charges facing Boston Celtics guard Terrence Williams, who is being investigated for second-degree domestic assault following a Sunday altercation in Kent, Wa., could be decided in the next week. Bellingham, Wa., attorney Jeffrey A. Lustick, who has no personal involvement in the case, offered insight into it during a telephone interview with MassLive.com on Tuesday. Williams, 25, is under investigation for second-degree domestic assault after admitting he brandished a gun Sunday during an argument with the mother of his 10-year-old son. A second hearing is scheduled for Wednesday after Monday's initial hearing. Booth Newspapers

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A judge has set bail at $25,000 for Boston Celtics basketball player Terrence Williams after he was arrested and accused of brandishing a gun around the mother of his 10-year-old son during a visitation exchange. He was booked into the King County Jail in Seattle early Monday for investigation of assault. Bail was set during an afternoon court appearance, and the judge scheduled another hearing for Wednesday. Courier-Journal

Chris Daniels: JUST IN: NBA player, Former Rainier Beach HS star, Terrence Williams, arrested by Kent Police & accused of making threats with gun. Kent Police say Williams was arrested this afternoon. PD says T. Williams waved gun during scheduled child visitation, and made threats. More: A Kent Police detective says Terrence Williams is currently in custody, and will be booked into the King County Jail. Twitter

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To say Williams had a childhood would be using the term loosely. He grew up fast, faster than he should have had to, but he faced circumstances that left him with no choice but to become the man of the house at an early age. Williams uses the word “father” very specifically. He has no memories of Edgar, who served time in prison and was murdered the day he was released. Williams was only a child. “I don't remember anything,” Williams said. “The only image I really have is when he was in jail and I was taking him some shoes with my mom for him to have. I can't tell you any stories of, 'Oh I remember this one time playing at the park.' I've always in the past tried to remember – it’s the hardest thing to do. You can't have a memory of something that you don't think ever happened. So to me, I didn't have a father. I had a dad, I had somebody that birthed me. But it's just blank.” CSNNE.com

Williams never asked his relatives about his father. He says he doesn’t want to know. “To me, I had a mother. My mother had me on her own,” he said. “I don't have one memory of my father and the only thing I know of is from pictures. I never asked stories from my mom, I never asked stories from my uncles on his side of the family. I don't want to know stories. I was forced to grow up fast, so it is what it is. I never had a father, I had a dad. I call my college coach more of my father than my real father." CSNNE.com

But six years after his father’s murder, Williams suffered another loss. His grandmother fell ill with cancer and passed away in his Seattle, Wa. home when he was 12. “My grandma played the big role because I called her 'The Queen,’” Williams said. “She was definitely the queen of the family and the warden at the same time. She was the warden because she had no problem calling you ugly, she had no problem talking about you, then she had no problem, in the same breath, giving you her last five dollars.” Williams stayed strong, assuming a large responsibility for a child his age. At 13, he began working to help financially. Whether it was cutting grass or selling shoes, he found ways to assist in supporting his family. “I’ve been paying the bills for 12 years now,” Williams, 25, says. CSNNE.com

While stepping into the role of man of the house, Williams was faced with another grown-up decision as a young teenager. He had spent time at the home of his friend Marcus Williams and was taken aback by it. There was a guest bedroom, a spare bedroom, and a piano room. Even their dog was friendly. “I had never seen anything like this,” he recounted. Williams didn’t want to leave. He asked his mother if he could move in – she said no. But when the seventh grader pointed out the move could help his future, she agreed. He still returned home on the weekends. “With Terrence, unfortunately for him it was one of those situations where it was really necessary,” said Williams’ Rainier Beach High School basketball coach, Mike Bethea. “Marcus' mom was like a second mom for him and Marcus was like a brother. In order for him to make it, she was going to hold him really accountable and kind of like humble him to where, 'You're the kid and I'm the adult.' It was one of those things where if you let him, Terrence would run over you and he couldn't do it with Marcus' mom." CSNNE.com

Williams relocated more than 2,300 miles from home to become a Louisville Cardinal. The plan had been for his best friend, Roland Akers, to move to Kentucky with him during his sophomore year. Akers had been there every step of the way and the two wanted to enjoy the next phase of Williams' career together. Their childhood dream was gone in an instant. "I think the people he was with were drinking and he was in a car," said Williams. "They were by his house and they got into an accident and hit a pole and he died instantly. I had just talked to him and I told him to go home. He was like alright, and I got a call four hours later and I was told that he passed." CSNNE.com

Williams' tattoos, which he has lost count of by now, depict the story of his life and serve as constant reminders to keep on pushing. "I have to prove everything," he said matter-of-factly. "What have I proved? Nothing. I just proved I can wear number 55 and some funny looking shoes. I feel like I’m starting over. I feel like I’m turning 21 again on Draft Night and just getting drafted. To me, to be honest, I feel like I have to prove everything. To me, in my mind, I’m knocking down my shot consistently but I want the world to see that. I want the world to see that he’s improved on his shot, that he can handle the ball. "Until then, there’s a lot to prove." CSNNE.com

March 5, 2013 Updates

But while Williams appreciates where he has landed, he doesn’t for a minute want to take his foot off the gas pedal now that he’s driving in the proper direction. “It’s a comfort level, but I don’t want to be too comfortable,” he said yesterday before practice and a flight to Philadelphia. “At the end of the day, my ultimate goal is not reached. I have the satisfaction that I have some type of security in my mind, but I still have to work every day. “It’s definitely a load off to know that in the summer you know who you’re working for. You’re not thinking about trying to find a team or thinking about overseas or anything like that. You know who you’re working for.” Boston Herald

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Team president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was coy this morning when asked about Terrence Williams' contract, telling the Globe "we're still negotiating" with a wry smile. The Celtics were indeed negotiating with Williams' representatives on a deal not only for the remainder of this season but a conditional deal for 2013-14, according to an NBA source. Williams has played three games for the Celtics entering tonight's game against the Golden State Warriors but has impressed with his ability to play point guard. Boston Globe

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