Lakers agree to deal with Shawne Williams

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The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a deal with Shawne Williams, according to Ian Begley of ESPN:


It was reported last month that the Lakers would workout Williams, who has experience playing under Mike D’Antoni in the past.

It appears from Begley’s tweet that Williams will likely just be a camp invite, meaning he’ll turn up with a non-guranteed contract and will have to earn his spot.

The 27-year-old Williams was the 17th pick in 2006 by the Indiana Pacers, yet he had his best year under D’Antoni in New York in 2011-12, where he averaged 7.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in just over 20 minutes per game, while shooting 40% from three.

With Marcus Landry and Chris Douglas-Roberts playing well for the Lakers’ Summer League team in Las Vegas, the purple and gold could have a group of talented small forwards at training camp. It seems they’re really looking for athletic “three and D” guys at the small forward position, and any one of those guys could end up earning an opening night roster spot.

H/T Hoops Rumors

Written by Ross Pickering

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