Shawne Williams signed with the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this month – and he’s already putting in work at the team’s practice facility in El Segundo – but the details of his one-year deal were not released, which is routine procedure within the NBA.
However, according to Mark Deeks of ShamSports, Williams’ contract is guaranteed for $100,000 which makes him more than just your regular camp invitee. Regular camp invites will sign a non-guranteed deal, meaning the team can cut them loose at any time and not owe them a penny.
While the 100k guarantee gives Williams more of a chance to hang around than a guy on a non-guranteed contract, he’ll only be retained if he performs well; $100,000 may seem like a lot to the average Joe, yet it is a relatively small amount to the Lakers and likely won’t affect their decision making process when it comes to deciding Williams’ fate. For example, last year the Lakers sent $500,000 to the Dallas Mavericks on draft night in order to gain the rights to Darius Johnson-Odom, a player they would cut from the team just months later.
Williams will have a good chance to make the team, though; the 6’9″ forward had his best years under Mike D’Antoni in New York and will be looking to make some noise during the pre-season.
H/T Hoops Rumors