Ian Begley: Troy Williams on signing with NYK: “Great opportunity, great fit. Their interest level here was a little bit higher than everybody else’s.” He’s hoping for an opportunity to stick with NY: “Right now my main role is just being an extra athletic guy, run the court and defend.”
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NY_KnicksPR: New York Knicks announced today that the team has signed forward Troy Williams to a 10-day contract.
Former Houston Rockets small forward Troy Williams has agreed to a 10-day contract with the Knicks on Monday night and is expected to join the team Wednesday, legendary AAU coach Boo Williams, Troy’s uncle, told SNY.tv. “Yeah, he agreed to a 10-day with them,” Boo Williams said by phone. “He had four other offers [including Portland and Dallas] but he wanted to go to New York.”
A second-year forward who went to Indiana, the 6-foot-7 Troy Williams has averaged 5.6 points and 2.1 rebounds in 34 games (16 starts) with the Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies since the start of last season. “I’m not an NBA guy but I think he’ll bring athleticism, I think he’ll bring energy,” Boo Williams said. “And plus they’re a young team. Scott Perry has done a good job. You know Troy’s game, he’ll bring energy and athleticism.”
Boo Williams has known Knicks GM Scott Perry for two decades from his days as a college coach as Eastern Kentucky and Michigan. “He talked to his agent, Steve Pina,” Boo Williams said. “He’s the same one who represents [Kristaps] Porzingis. I think it’s a good fit. He just wants a place where he can play. I don’t think Houston wanted to get rid of [Troy Williams], but he just wanted a place where he could play. And he was doing too well in the G League. In Memphis, he started 13 games in Memphis.”
Ian Begley: Knicks are one of several teams to express interest in Troy Williams, per league sources. Williams is expected to make a decision on his next destination soon. The 23-year-old 6-7 wing was waived by Houston to make room for Joe Johnson. NYK has an open roster spot at the moment.
Shams Charania: Sources: The Rockets plan to release guard Troy Williams to create roster space for Joe Johnson signing. Williams is expected to receive interest as free agent.
Eric Pincus: Lakers have a big enough trade exception to claim Troy Williams off waivers from Houston, if they were so inclined. While he’s earning a minimum salary, it’s not a true min contract based on years. So an exception needed or cap room to claim
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has re-signed forward Troy Williams. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Rockets originally signed Williams to a 10-day contract on March 10, before securing him for the remainder of 2016-17. In six games with three starts as a Rocket, Williams averaged 9.7 points and 4.0 rebounds while shooting 50.0% from the floor and 38.1% from 3-point range. He had a career-high 21 points while shooting 6-of-9 from behind-the-arc in his Rockets debut at Phoenix on April 2.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets make it official on signing of Troy Williams. It’s a 3-year deal, source said last week, 1st guaranteed, 2nd partially guaranteed.
Mark Berman: NBA sources confirm the #Rockets reach an agreement with Troy Williams on a 3-year deal, first year guaranteed.
Tony Jones: More league sources to add to Michael’s excellent report: Minnesota is among the teams interested in free agent forward Troy Williams
Jonathan Feigen: The Rockets will sign forward Troy Williams for the remainder of the season when his 10-day contract expires, per source.
Daryl Morey: Welcome to the @Houston Rockets @Troy Williams ! Some highlights youtu.be/04wFrTvlDVY
Shams Charania: The Houston Rockets plan to sign guard Troy Williams of D-League Iowa to a 10-day contract, league sources tell @The Vertical.
Aaron Falk: The Houston Rockets will sign small forward Troy Williams to a 10 day contract, league sources inform the Salt Lake Tribune
Chris Reichert: The Iowa Energy have acquired Troy Williams and waived DeAndre Mathieu, the team announced #NBADL
Michael Wallace: Hearing Troy Williams cleared waivers and is expected to continue to play with Grizzlies’ D-League affiliate in Iowa to remain in system.
Michael Wallace: Williams has plenty of fans inside Grizzlies. Team did him right by guaranteeing his contract in early Jan for theseason. He could be back.
Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced the team has signed re-signed guard Toney Douglas to a 10-day contract and waived forward Troy Williams.
Bobby Marks: Troy Williams (MEM) is eligible to be claimed by all 29 teams. Williams is owed a projected $226k if claimed (cap hit $543k). Williams $1.3m contract for 17-18 is non-guaranteed but has trigger dates starting July 1 for partial protection.
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February 24, 2018 | 12:47 pm EST Update
LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer on Saturday said that trading Blake Griffin was “a very difficult decision,” but that considerations about the future, as well as injury and chemistry concerns, necessitated the blockbuster deal with the Detroit Pistons. “[Griffin] is obviously a superstar player,” said Ballmer. “But if you look at what happened injury-wise, if you look at the kind of chemistry we were getting on our team, the thing you can see at the high level with the numbers when I started — one guy got all the assists, one guy got all the points and one guy got all the rebounds. It’s not all quite that way, but I think in the modern NBA, we were seeing it more and more — there’s a greater distribution of responsibility.”
“We have to add some pieces obviously, but I think we’re building for what I think is the modern NBA, and that trend has only accelerated since we signed Blake last summer.” Ballmer said that as the Clippers owner, he doesn’t believe in the practice commonly regarded as “tanking,” whereby teams strip their rosters of high-level talent and endure losing seasons with a focus on accumulating high draft picks.
Ballmer said that the Clippers organization deploys analytics in a number of areas, including health and coaching, but that he was most fascinated by the use of data with regard to the management of the NBA’s complex collective bargaining agreement, which governs the salary cap. Ballmer alluded to a trade the Clippers made this past offseason which sent former Clippers point guard Chris Paul to the Rockets for a collection of players. “I find it a very interesting numeric chess game, if you will,” Ballmer said. “There are teams that absolutely do it better, and do it worse. I see [Morey] sitting in the front row. We made a trade: Chris Paul for a number of guys back from Houston. I thought they did something very clever having a whole set of non-guaranteed contracts that really gave them more flexibility in putting the deal together with us than they would’ve had otherwise.”
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has transferred guard Josh Magette and forward Andrew White III from Atlanta to the Erie BayHawks, the team’s NBA G League affiliate, it was announced today. Both players are on two-way contracts. In 31 games with Erie (29 starts), Magette has compiled 15.2 points, 9.9 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 34.8 minutes, leading the G League in assists while ranking 15th in steals.
Asked how he appraised his $2 billion bid for the Clippers in 2014 — then a record for an NBA team — Ballmer said he relied on both quantitative analysis and intelligence of the marketplace and the pool of potential buyers. “I looked at what the cash flows would be, and what kind of multiple you’d put on,” Ballmer said. “A team in L.A. is literally beachfront real estate. It’s worth a lot more than teams everywhere else. Because if you ever get a foreign buyer later on — foreign buyers only want to buy in a few cities, which I knew because it was part of the pressure on the price. There was a lurking foreign buyer, if you will, for the team. But ultimately, I knew what the price was in the good old-fashioned way: I knew what the next bidder wanted to pay.”
February 24, 2018 | 11:03 am EST Update
The All-Star forward became the first player to ever post 45 points, 15 rebounds, five steals and five blocks in a game since the NBA started recording steals and blocks in 1973-74. Davis has been playing at an MVP level since the team lost star center DeMarcus Cousins to a season-ending Achilles injury, and it’s given New Orleans the belief that it can remain a contender in the ultra-competitive Western Conference playoff race. “I looked at the stat sheet when we were walking in and I couldn’t believe he had 45 points,” Gentry said. “That’s not a good thing because, now, I almost feel like I’m taking him for granted.”