HoopsHype Sean Williams rumors

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Williams, the former Boston College center, was a first-round pick of the Nets in 2007 because of his athletic prowess. They ignored his issues at BC, where he was dismissed from school during his junior season, the last in a series of problems he experienced under coach Al Skinner. Yet his problems continued in the NBA, and he picked up a label as a focused player on the court, and an uncontrollable one off it. “I talked to everyone,’’ Rivers said when asked whether he contacted NBA people who knew Williams. “I talked to nine coaches, assistant coaches, ex-players who played with him, because my locker room is unbelievable and I don’t want to bring in anyone, even if it was for five days, that’ll upset that.“The one thing they all say is that he’s not just smart, he’s brilliant smart, but he does dumb things and we have to get him away from that, and [to] just being a ballplayer. That’s what he has to view himself as, and if he can do that, he has a chance.’’ Boston Globe

While he was a solid citizen with the Mavericks, there was another incident - after surprisingly playing 11 minutes in a blowout loss to the Nuggets, he vomited on the sideline. The Mavericks sent him to their NBADL affiliate before releasing him March 22. According to a team source, the Celtics were told by the Mavericks that Williams was not waived for any disciplinary reasons. The improved play of Brandan Wright made Williams expendable. Boston Globe

Williams doesn’t shy away from his misdeeds. And there appears to be more of a sense of humility and gratitude than existed three years ago. Rivers was asked last week about former Celtic Gerald Green, who also was banished from the NBA for a few years because of an unsavory reputation. He said Williams and Green are taking positive steps by owning up to their mistakes. “It’s tough to get a 10-day [contract], it’s tough to get through the reputation that you earned,’’ Rivers said. “That’s one of the things I always tell the guys. It’s not a false reputation. It’s a reputation that you earned and now you have a chance to earn another one. Boston Globe

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“I like Boston,” he said. “In the league you get to know everybody pretty well. I played summer ball with some of the guys, and I played with Keyon (Dooling) in New Jersey. Just try to come in and get to know everybody, get a feel for them, and hopefully they get a feel for you. I’ve talked to a lot of people, and this is a very tight-knit organization led by Doc and KG, and the key is to fall in line and follow those leaders. Then you work hard every day.” Boston Herald

The Celtics agreed to terms with former Boston College big man Sean Williams, a team source said. He is expected to be in uniform for Friday’s game against the Hawks. Williams, 25, has bounced around the NBA and international leagues since being a first-round pick of the New Jersey Nets in 2007. He was waived by the Dallas Mavericks March 23. The 6-foot-10-inch center has also played in the NBADL, Israel, China, and Puerto Rico. Boston Globe

April 19, 2012 Updates

The Boston Celtics, seeking some added depth for their frontcourt, are closing in on the signing of free-agent center Sean Williams, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. Sources told ESPN.com that the former Boston College center, waived by the Dallas Mavericks in March, is scheduled to join the Celtics in Atlanta and will be in uniform for Boston's game Friday night against the Hawks. ESPN.com

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