Adrian Wojnarowski: After complications finalizing a new China Basketball Association contract, center Alan Williams has decided to re-sign with the Brooklyn Nets on a two-way contract, league sources tell ESPN. He’s expected to be dressed for game against Toronto on Friday.
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Emiliano Carchia: Former Nets big man Alan Williams is in advanced talks with Chinese team Xinjiang Flying Tigers, I am told.
Nets Daily: League source says Williams is headed to China where he can make much more money. He requested the move and the Nets agreed.
Nets Daily: WHAT? From Nets PR: The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on two-way forward/center Alan Williams. Brooklyn’s roster now stands at 16 players.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Nets waived center Alan Williams on two-way contract, allowing him to finalize a deal to sign in China, league sources tell ESPN.
The Brooklyn Nets have signed forward/center Alan Williams to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Williams (6’8”, 265) joins Brooklyn after three seasons (2015-18) with the Phoenix Suns. In 62 career games, he averaged 6.4 points and 5.7 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per contest. During the 2017-18 season, Williams appeared in five games, averaging 4.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 14.1 minutes per game. He also appeared in three games with the Northern Arizona Suns of the NBA G League last season, averaging 16.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steals in 23.4 minutes per game.
Michael Scotto: The Brooklyn Nets and free agent Alan Williams have agreed to a two-way deal, league sources confirmed to The Athletic. First reported by ESPN. The Nets have been looking to add more rebounding. Williams can help in that department.
John Gambadoro: Alan Williams has cleared waivers is free to sign with any team.
After inking Mario Hezonja on the first full day of free agency Sunday, the Knicks still could use a rebounding power forward and have inquired about Suns big man Alan Williams, according to an NBA source. Williams was waived Monday and must clear. The Knicks chased Williams hard last July before he opted to stick with Phoenix.
The Knicks have a $3.4 million biannual exception or a minimum contract they could use on Williams. The Knicks have also inquired about power forwards Amir Johnson and Trevor Booker.
Scott Bordow: Breaking news: Suns are waiving Alan Williams
Shams Charania: Restricted free agent Alan Williams has agreed to a three-year, $17M deal to stay with the Phoenix Suns, league sources tell The Vertical.
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Steve Mills is in Orlando, looking at possibly clearing the decks for 2018 and 2019 free agency, according to sources. If free agency dries up for the Knicks (they still are in the forward mix for Phoenix’ Alan Williams and San Antonio’s Jonathan Simmons), a league source said they would look at a trade to fill in their cap space.
In an attempt to get younger and athletic, the Knicks were mulling an offer sheet for restricted free-agent power forward/center Alan Williams. Who? Williams, out of little University of Santa Barbara College in California, came from the Chinese Basketball League late in the 2015-16 season and excelled off the Suns’ bench last season. The Knicks view him as a diamond in the rough. One source told The Post the 24-year-old is “a serious candidate,’’ but Phoenix could match the offer. It appeared Phoenix would be hard-pressed to match if it signed Paul Millsap, but the Suns since withdrew.
The Knicks reached out to Suns’ restricted free agent Alan Williams on the first night of free agency, league sources told ESPN.
Paul Garcia: The Phoenix Suns have tendered Qualifying Offers to Alan Williams and Alex Len (H/T RealGM).
The Phoenix Suns today signed forward/center and Phoenix native Alan Williams to a multi-year contract. Williams initially signed with the Suns on March 8 and made his debut with the team last night at Utah.
Shams Charania: Phoenix plans to sign forward Alan Williams to 10-day contract, sources tell The Vertical. Williams, a Phoenix native, led CBA in rebounds.
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Shams Charania: Forward Henry Ellenson plans to sign a 10-day contract with the New York Knicks, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
“It’s very weird,” Conley said when asked by the Sun about the situation over the weekend. “I had to ask (Gasol) about what’s it like having guys like that that we’ve played in the playoffs so many years and basically we’ve treated them like rivals for so many years. But he’s really excited, I know he’s enjoying it. He’s sending me pictures and texting just always, there’s something new every day (in Toronto), so it’s pretty cool for him.”
“We knew at some point it would happen and just happy he got to a situation where he can succeed and have a chance at winning a championship,” Conley said. The point guard expects Gasol to bring a massive boost to the Raptors. “Man, he’s as solid as a player you’ll find in every aspect of the game,” Conley said.
Gasol was Toronto’s key trade deadline acquisition a couple of weeks ago and Green was at the head of the line in welcoming his one-time foe to the Raptors. “It’s amazing, I’m excited about it, Green told the Toronto Sun over all-star weekend in Charlotte. “He was one of my favourite players before he came to us because of how much he used to kick our ass when we played them,” Green said.
Tim MacMahon: Chris Paul really doesn’t care that he’ll face Rajon Rondo on Thursday for the first time since their spit spat in the second game of the season. “I forgot about it, know what I’m saying?” CP3 said. “Once the fine goes out of your check, move on.”
Tim MacMahon: Clint Capela spent the All-Star break in Houston working out and playing 1-on-1 against Rockets reserve center Isaiah Hartenstein. His surgically repaired right thumb passed all tests. “It felt great,” Capela said. “I was really happy about it, so now I’m ready to go.”