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Report: Celtics close to signing Terrence Williams

Feb 18, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT


The Celtics have been hit hard with the injury bug lately, losing both Rajon Rondo and Leandro Barbosa for the season to knee injuries.

It’s the latter injury, to Barbosa, that has the Celtics exploring their options on the wing, looking for a swingman who could soak up some minutes. It seems the player they’re turning to is former Net, Rocket, and King Terrence Williams:

Williams, who has been considered a bit of a head case in his career, is a former lottery pick who last played in the NBA last season with the Kings. He appeared in 18 games for Sacramento, averaging 8.8 points and 4.1 rebounds a game in 20.5 minutes.

As Washburn indicates, Williams is now seeking release from his contract in China with the Guangdong Southern Tigers where he was playing well. Williams, however, left the team to return to the states to deal with a death in the family.

Now that he’s back in the states, the Celtics will sign him with the hope he can boost their depth on the wing and flash some of that lottery talent in the process.

  1. jjordannba - Feb 18, 2013 at 12:52 PM


  2. ss3walkman - Feb 18, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    206-Seattle baby!!

    • jcmeyer10 - Feb 18, 2013 at 2:52 PM

      This is only mildly better than simply re-blogging this article.

    • ss3walkman - Feb 18, 2013 at 6:42 PM

      Why the dislikes? He’s a Seattle boy!

      • jcmeyer10 - Feb 18, 2013 at 8:52 PM

        After reading this I have since “thumbsed down” my own comment out of shame.

  3. money2long - Feb 18, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    it only takes the right situation.
    see: shannon brown

    • 00maltliquor - Feb 19, 2013 at 12:52 AM

      Yes sir! Damm you always on the money homie. This kid gots some real talent, he just needs a chance. And in the right situation he can blossom.

  4. andyhr17 - Feb 18, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    It’s only a 10 day contract. Nothing to lose, really. If he works out, good pickup. If he doesn’t work out, it’s a 10 day loss.

    • jcmeyer10 - Feb 18, 2013 at 2:37 PM

      Worst case is he rides the bench. Middle of the road, he eats up some minutes to give the old guys a break. Best case, he finds a niche and he logs some quality minutes.

      • money2long - Feb 18, 2013 at 3:00 PM

        hey, it worked out for gerald green

  5. qpoiu1 - Feb 18, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    What are they waiting for to sign Kenyon Martin? With Sully out for the season, he is gonna help them a lot, and Williams is a nice gamble, they need depth

  6. halfbaht - Feb 18, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Should never have cut Dionte Christmas

    • jcmeyer10 - Feb 18, 2013 at 4:17 PM

      kind of hard to see three season ending injuries.

    • andyhr17 - Feb 18, 2013 at 6:54 PM

      Yes. Dionte Christmas is such a hot commodity that he’s still currently looking for work.

  7. dacapt704 - Feb 18, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    You mean there are NO better swingmen they can get from the D-Leauge? I thought that was to be used as a farm system for the league. Hard to believe T-Will is the best available option out there

    • jcmeyer10 - Feb 18, 2013 at 8:04 PM

      I reckon just like any other farm league, you can only draw players from your affiliate. Also, it’s not like this kid wasn’t playing at all. If I remember correctly, he had himself a nice college career and I thought he had good things coming in the NBA.

      • dacapt704 - Feb 18, 2013 at 9:57 PM

        Oh yeah no question..I actually thought he would be a good pro because he was so versatile at Louisville. His attitude is what got him cut. I still would like to see him play well, in spite of my original comment.

    • whodat318 - Feb 19, 2013 at 11:47 AM

      dacapt704 are you serious? The answer to your question is HELL NO… You are talking about the same guy who went to the D-League and averaged a triple-double in just three games (28 ppg, 11.3 rpg, and 10.7apg). Why only three games you might ask? Because they (the Rockets management) realized that he was leaps and bounds above those guys and it only took three games to that conclusion. I see why your comment has garnered multiple thumbs down…

      • whodat318 - Feb 19, 2013 at 11:51 AM

        *to come to that

  8. cantonbound13 - Feb 18, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Rondo for Howard, make it happen Danny!

    • doctorhoops - Feb 19, 2013 at 3:24 PM

      No, no a thousand times no. Howard has very limited offensive skills and a glass attitude … no internal compass, and he seeks to blame others for his shortcomings. Kobe sees this all too plainly. Howard is not Celtic material.

  9. bigwii - Feb 18, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Any Celtics fan that wants or supports Howard for Rondo is crazy yeah it might help this year but Rondo is under a bargain contract. Howard is a free agent after this year and who knows if he would re-sign, he hasn’t exactly shown too much loyalty lately its not worth the risk at all. Go get a Josh Smith or Al Jefferson both guys have expressed interest in playing in Boston they are worth it but don’t give up Rondo.

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