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.
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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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November 19, 2018 | 11:01 am EST Update
Washington had hopes that forwards Otto Porter and Kelly Oubre could be centerpieces of deals that could return an impact third star, but those players have fetched minimal interest on the market. Porter has a massive contract on the books, including three years, $81 million left.
Okaro White and Maccabi Tel Aviv are close to an agreement, according to Eurohoops sources. Maccabi and White have also been in negotiations during the summer but they couldn’t reach an agreement and the 26-year-old joined the San Antonio Spurs.
ALBA Berlin addressed the injury problems in its backcourt by signing veteran guard Jordan Crawford to a one-month contract. Crawford (1.98 meters, 30 years old) last played for New Orleans of the NBA. He spent parts of six seasons in the NBA with Atlanta, Washington, Boston, Golden State and New Orleans and averaged 12.2 points and 3.1 assists in 281 games. He has also played for Xinjiang and Tianjin in China. “Because of our many injured players, our healthy players have had to do play more,” ALBA sports director Himar Ojeda said. “To relieve this difficult situation, we have signed Jordan Crawford. He is very talented and experienced and we expect him to quickly find his rhythm and help us in the upcoming games. We are working hard on his eligibility and hope he can play against Limoges on Wednesday. “
November 19, 2018 | 10:53 am EST Update
One week after a blowout loss in Sacramento that sealed the fate of his two-month trade saga, Butler is enjoying his new reality with the Philadelphia 76ers — leading them to two straight victories, including a 28-point performance in his home debut on Friday night against Utah. He then had the game-winning 3-pointer and game-winning block to lift the Sixers past Charlotte and Kemba Walker’s 60 points on Saturday night. “Night and day,” Butler told The Athletic of his new situation.
“We learned a lot from our series against the Celtics, and we felt we needed Jimmy,” Josh Harris told The Athletic. “Since last summer, we’ve felt we needed a third elite talent. You don’t get a chance to get this talent every day. Jimmy wants to win, and Joel and Ben want to win. That’s the bottom line.” “When you can add a talented four-time All-Star, you got to do it and then worry about everything else afterward,” Brand told The Athletic. “We already lost to Milwaukee, we already lost to Boston, we already lost to Toronto — we needed to take a shot, take a leap. That was my thought, my vision. Me and my staff, we talked to ownership and they had our backs. You get the talent first. Talent wins. “When I talked to Nazr and Mike, they genuinely love Jimmy and say, ‘He just wants to win, EB. This is all about hoop.’ Of course, the money, whatever, it will work out when it’s time. We hope he sees a fit, and we hope we see a fit.”