The Philadelphia 76ers announced on Wednesday that the team has signed Elliot Williams and Lorenzo Brown. In related moves, the Sixers have waived Kwame Brown and Darius Morris.
Williams was the 22nd overall pick in the 2010 draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. The former Duke and Memphis guard appeared in 24 games for the Blazers in 2011, averaging 3.1 points while shooting 50 percent from the field. He missed all of last season due to an Achilles injury, before joining the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp heading into this season. The Cavs, however, waived Williams.
The 6-5 Brown was the 52nd overall pick in the 2013 draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Yet, the former North Carolina State point guard was waived less than a month after signing his first professional contract with the Wolves.
The 24-year-old Williams is certainly a talented player who has the potential to help out an NBA team. At 6-5 with athleticism and smooth handles, he can play either guard position. One of his weaknesses is his shot.
The 23-year-old Brown has the size and quickness that NBA scouts look for in a point guard, but his jumper and decision-making often comes into question.