HoopsHype Shawne Williams rumors


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Williams brings experience and commitment to a team that embodies hard work and relentless perseverance. Williams shot 43.5 percent from three-point range in 
the preseason alone and continues to 
be impressive. “I’ve liked him for three or four years,” Head Coach Erik Spoelstra said. “His skill set, his toughness, that in the right situation and the right commitment to his conditioning and his weight and strength, he could be a guy that fits in our style of play. And I think that’s what you’re seeing right now. He looks totally different. He remade his body this summer.” NBA.com

October 6, 2014 Updates

Shawne Williams, Miami: Yes, talent gets guys second, third and fourth chances. Williams, who started last season with the Lakers before winding up in the NBA D-League, is getting yet another shot -- this time with the Heat. So far, he's been a pleasant surprise, and certainly could earn some time in Miami's new rotation. Shawne did not go south" in Los Angeles, a source said Saturday, saying the Lakers only released Williams because of money. "It was a bad day," the source said, "because he deserved to be on the team. I hope he makes it [in Miami]. He deserves to play and Erik [Spoelstra] will love him." NBA.com

October 5, 2014 Updates

"I've always liked Shannon because he's athletic, strong, defensive," Riley said at Saturday's exhibition in Louisville against the New Orleans Pelicans, before coach Erik Spoelstra gave his team Sunday off. "We're trying to create a certain mentality here. We went back and looked at his two years at Phoenix, when we averaged up the figures. And that's a little bit how Coach wants to play, run. And he's had I think a great training camp." Then there's Williams, a journeyman who had to reinvent himself to create equity with Riley and Spoelstra. "Shawne, to be very honest with you, is a guy that we felt, if he could change the way that he was physically, which he has, that we liked," Riley said. "The transformation of his body, physically, in the last eight weeks has been incredible. He was like 227 [pounds] and 15 percent body fat. And then we went to 241 and under 10 percent body fat. So he committed himself to really being a player." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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I saw you said they gave Michael Beasley's No. 8 to Shawne Williams. So I guess they're not going to retire Bease's number? (OK, so it means he's not coming back?) -- Henrique. A: An adjustment still could be made if Beasley is brought back, but that is an increasing longshot. But it's also not as if the Heat are mass producing Shawne Williams jerseys at this stage, either. While Beasley appears to be in the rearview mirror, the Heat still seems to be lacking on the wing, where the current options are Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng, Danny Granger, Reggie Williams, James Ennis and Tyler Johnson. There simply is not a lot of one-on-one creativity there, no one, really, other that Wade who can score off the dribble. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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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

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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

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