Alan Williams hasn’t signed elsewhere yet, but a source said its unlikely the big man will be back with Brooklyn. Williams dominated the G-League last year, averaging 21.0 points and a league-leading 14.7 rebounds to lead Long Island to the finals. But he got only 26 minutes over five brief cameos with Brooklyn.
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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.
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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July 23, 2019 | 9:41 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Undrafted Boston College guard Ky Bowman has signed a two-way NBA contract with the Golden State Warriors, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
The N.B.A. has begun an investigation into how teams handled free agency this summer, focusing on whether improper inducements were offered to players to circumvent the salary cap, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation.
The issue was raised by multiple team owners at a meeting of the league’s board of governors this month in Las Vegas, according to the person, who requested anonymity because of a lack of authorization to speak publicly on the subject.
It is unclear what the scope of the investigation is, or whether the league, which declined to comment, is acting on information other than reports in the news media. The investigation follows one of the most tumultuous off-seasons in N.B.A. history, with many high-profile players switching teams. The N.B.A. is also exploring whether it needs to change its rules against tampering. Several players committed to signing with a team as soon as free agency negotiations officially opened at 6 p.m. on June 30 — even though teams were not allowed to begin recruiting before then. League rules prohibit players, coaches and front office executives from enticing an athlete under contract with another team to come play for their franchise.
Kyle Ratke: Jordan Bell said he thinks he’ll be able to show more of his versatility & skillset in Minnesota. Per 36 minutes in his two-year career, Bell has averaged 10.9 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 4.0 APG, 2.4 BPG & 1.2 SPG
July 23, 2019 | 9:13 pm EDT Update
Dane Moore: Asked Ryan Saunders today about Robert Covington starting at the 4. Saunders said “there is a strong possibility of that.” Saunders also said, “I have liked Andrew Wiggins playing the 2.” Sounds like the other wing spot is up for grabs — w/ Layman and Culver as frontrunners.
Dane Moore: Today, when Ryan Saunders was asked what his biggest focus for Andrew Wiggins is this summer, he nodded to the shot chart below and said: “Shot selection. Shot values. I think that’s really important. And it’s not something that’s just a suggestion in the NBA anymore.” pic.twitter.com/uaJoPuqJ9f