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Shams Charania: Sources: Forward Troy Williams has agreed to a two-year deal with the Knicks, with partial guarantees for 2018-19. He’s averaged 8.1 points in eight games with New York during his two 10-day deals.
Michael Scotto: The New York Knicks and Troy Williams have agreed to a multi-year deal, a league source told The Athletic. The deal is for the rest of the season and includes trigger dates for next season.
Ian Begley: Troy Williams will indeed remain with the Knicks for the rest of the season. His deal with New York contains some partially guaranteed money for next year, sources confirm.
Troy Williams’ 10-day contract is set to expire, but a source said he will be signed to a second one Saturday. The athletic forward began Friday averaging 7.0 points in three games as a Knick. “He’s played well for us,” Hornacek said. “It’s that activity. His athleticism and length. He covers ground. I can’t speak for Scott [Perry, the general manager] and all that, but he’s probably done enough to earn that.”
“We were the first team, then the second team in the league so it was hard to get ahead of those guys and get on the court,’’ Williams said. “I still have respect for those guys. Going back and forth between the G League and NBA helped out a lot.” According to Williams, seven teams contacted his agent, Stephen Pina, with the choice down to the Knicks and Trail Blazers. It seems like he’s made the right choice.
Ian Begley: Troy Williams on signing with NYK: “Great opportunity, great fit. Their interest level here was a little bit higher than everybody else’s.” He’s hoping for an opportunity to stick with NY: “Right now my main role is just being an extra athletic guy, run the court and defend.”
NY_KnicksPR: New York Knicks announced today that the team has signed forward Troy Williams to a 10-day contract.
Former Houston Rockets small forward Troy Williams has agreed to a 10-day contract with the Knicks on Monday night and is expected to join the team Wednesday, legendary AAU coach Boo Williams, Troy’s uncle, told SNY.tv. “Yeah, he agreed to a 10-day with them,” Boo Williams said by phone. “He had four other offers [including Portland and Dallas] but he wanted to go to New York.”
A second-year forward who went to Indiana, the 6-foot-7 Troy Williams has averaged 5.6 points and 2.1 rebounds in 34 games (16 starts) with the Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies since the start of last season. “I’m not an NBA guy but I think he’ll bring athleticism, I think he’ll bring energy,” Boo Williams said. “And plus they’re a young team. Scott Perry has done a good job. You know Troy’s game, he’ll bring energy and athleticism.”
Boo Williams has known Knicks GM Scott Perry for two decades from his days as a college coach as Eastern Kentucky and Michigan. “He talked to his agent, Steve Pina,” Boo Williams said. “He’s the same one who represents [Kristaps] Porzingis. I think it’s a good fit. He just wants a place where he can play. I don’t think Houston wanted to get rid of [Troy Williams], but he just wanted a place where he could play. And he was doing too well in the G League. In Memphis, he started 13 games in Memphis.”
Ian Begley: Knicks are one of several teams to express interest in Troy Williams, per league sources. Williams is expected to make a decision on his next destination soon. The 23-year-old 6-7 wing was waived by Houston to make room for Joe Johnson. NYK has an open roster spot at the moment.
Shams Charania: Sources: The Rockets plan to release guard Troy Williams to create roster space for Joe Johnson signing. Williams is expected to receive interest as free agent.
Eric Pincus: Lakers have a big enough trade exception to claim Troy Williams off waivers from Houston, if they were so inclined. While he’s earning a minimum salary, it’s not a true min contract based on years. So an exception needed or cap room to claim
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has re-signed forward Troy Williams. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Rockets originally signed Williams to a 10-day contract on March 10, before securing him for the remainder of 2016-17. In six games with three starts as a Rocket, Williams averaged 9.7 points and 4.0 rebounds while shooting 50.0% from the floor and 38.1% from 3-point range. He had a career-high 21 points while shooting 6-of-9 from behind-the-arc in his Rockets debut at Phoenix on April 2.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets make it official on signing of Troy Williams. It’s a 3-year deal, source said last week, 1st guaranteed, 2nd partially guaranteed.
Mark Berman: NBA sources confirm the #Rockets reach an agreement with Troy Williams on a 3-year deal, first year guaranteed.
Tony Jones: More league sources to add to Michael’s excellent report: Minnesota is among the teams interested in free agent forward Troy Williams
Jonathan Feigen: The Rockets will sign forward Troy Williams for the remainder of the season when his 10-day contract expires, per source.
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Shams Charania: The Houston Rockets plan to sign guard Troy Williams of D-League Iowa to a 10-day contract, league sources tell @The Vertical.
Aaron Falk: The Houston Rockets will sign small forward Troy Williams to a 10 day contract, league sources inform the Salt Lake Tribune
Chris Reichert: The Iowa Energy have acquired Troy Williams and waived DeAndre Mathieu, the team announced #NBADL
Michael Wallace: Hearing Troy Williams cleared waivers and is expected to continue to play with Grizzlies’ D-League affiliate in Iowa to remain in system.
Michael Wallace: Williams has plenty of fans inside Grizzlies. Team did him right by guaranteeing his contract in early Jan for theseason. He could be back.
Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced the team has signed re-signed guard Toney Douglas to a 10-day contract and waived forward Troy Williams.
Bobby Marks: Troy Williams (MEM) is eligible to be claimed by all 29 teams. Williams is owed a projected $226k if claimed (cap hit $543k). Williams $1.3m contract for 17-18 is non-guaranteed but has trigger dates starting July 1 for partial protection.
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