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Report: Thunder to sign sharpshooting Reggie Williams

Mar 6, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT

Reggie Williams

After ranking third in the NBA in 3-point percentage last season, the Oklahoma City Thunder have slipped to below league average this year.

So, it appears they’ll target outside shooting with their vacant roster spot.

Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman:

The Thunder is filling its 15th and final roster spot with the signing of shooting guard Reggie Williams to a 10-day contract, The Oklahoman has learned.

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Williams – a 27-year-old 6-foot-6 wing – was averaging 20.8 points on 38.7 percent 3-point shooting, 5.5 rebound and 4.9 assists per game with the Tulsa 66ers, Oklahoma City’s D-League affiliate.

Previously, he spent four years in the NBA, two each with the Charlotte Bobcats and Golden State Warriors. He earned recognition by making 37.1 percent of his 3-point attempts, but he’s also a more versatile offensive player than credited for. He’s also made 52.2 percent of his 2-point attempts and is a decent passer.

Defensively, though, Williams has always struggled. If he gets on the court with the Thunder, he’ll need someone to protect him. Serge Ibaka, come on down.

The Rockets brought Williams to training camp and cut him before the season, and there’s a reason he didn’t begin the year in the NBA. But if the Thunder’s strong team defense can hide Williams, he has a shot to contribute in a minor role.

  1. ProBasketballPundit - Mar 6, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    Don’t get too excited Thunder fans. I watched this guy on the Warriors and saw him ball out, thought he’d be a great addition. Not so much… he goes cold for several game stretches and doesn’t seem to add much else besides shooting.

    • 00maltliquor - Mar 6, 2014 at 12:14 PM

      You got the injured version of Reggie when he went to Charlotte.

  2. justapak - Mar 6, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Miss James Harden? Well now you have his cousin!

  3. spursareold - Mar 6, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    He seems like maybe a taller Gary Neal. He can shoot you into or out of a game, but plays no D.

  4. opinevain - Mar 6, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    This guy can shoot. 6’6? Wow I dont know about that

  5. ggallin4evr - Mar 6, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Finally this app has a decent article with good analysis!

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