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Breaking: Boston Celtics Agree to Sign Terrence Williams

Oct 13, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Terrence Williams (9) drives for the basket against Milwaukee Bucks guard Beno Udrih (19) at the Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

About an hour ago, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reported that the Boston Celtics had signed swingman Terrence Williams.

 

Williams agreed to a 10-day contract in which he can face a couple of different situations. When the contract runs out, the team can choose to sign him full-time or to another 10-day contract. If he serves two 10-day contracts, the Celtics can choose to sign him full-time or release him. If they decided to release him, Danny Ainge would still have the opportunity to sign him full-time at any point throughout this season.

The Louisville product was the 11th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft. The New Jersey Nets selected him and he spent two seasons in New Jersey before moving on to Houston where he would suit up for the Rockets. Williams only appeared in 23 games for the Rockets in his combined two years playing there. His most recent stint in the NBA was during the 2011-12 campaign where he would find himself competing in just 18 contests for the Sacramento Kings.

Terrence Williams has managed to average just 7.6 PPG, while shooting 40% and 32% from the field and beyond the arc respectively. However, in the 29 games he appeared in for the Guangdong Southern Tigers (Chinese Basketball Association) this year, he averaged 17.9 PPG.

Although Williams hasn’t lived up to expectations since being drafted, the potential is still there. He has the ability to be a good short term stop gap for the Boston Celtics. After being invited to the Detroit Pistons camp prior to this season, he was cut. I think that Williams will take this opportunity he’s getting from the C’s and make the most out of it. He will have plenty of chances to show what he’s got to the Celtics’ brass as the guys in green are starting a long road trip on Tuesday. Look for Williams to be signed throughout the remainder of the season after he plays out his 10-day contract. He has great athletic ability and he knows how to score the basketball. As a Celtics fan, I am really excited to see what he can do for Boston.


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