Terrence Williams signs with the Lakers D-League team

The Nets were rumored to be interested in signing their former first round pick Terrence Williams to their D-League team, but the Lakers beat them to it. AP Photo.

The Nets were rumored to be interested in signing their former first round pick Terrence Williams to their D-League team, but the Lakers beat them to it. AP Photo.

There were some rumors this week that the Brooklyn Nets’ Developmental-League team, the Springfield Armor, would sign the Nets’ former 2009 1st round draft pick Terrence Williams, but instead T-Will has signed to play with the Lakers’ D-League affiliate, according to Gino Pilato of DLeagueDigest.com.

Williams, now 26, was drafted by the then New Jersey Nets 11th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft. He played for the Nets for a year and a half and averaged 13.2 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.6 assists with a true shooting percentage of 45.7 in 88 games. He was always a bit of a problem though and was eventually demoted to the D-League for missing practices and getting into a shouting match with a beat writer.

Eventually, the Nets traded Williams to the Rockets on Dec. 15, 2010 as part of a three-team trade that brought back Sasha Vujacic and a pair of first-round draft picks. He never really caught on with them though and has bounced around to the Celtics, where he caught a gun-possession charge, and the Kings.

Despite all of that, Williams still had some decent interest this week as the Nets and Celtics were both interested before the D-Fenders took him.


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