Nov 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Elliot Williams (25) drives the baseline during the fourth quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks at Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Bucks 115-107 in overtime. Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
The Philadelphia 76ers have recalled guards Elliot Williams and Lorenzo Brown from the Delware 87ers of the NBA Developmental League.
Both Brown and Williams were signed by the Sixers on November 20, the same day that Kwame Brown and Darius Morris were cut from the squad.
Williams, 24, appeared in 18 games for Philadelphia, averaging 2.8 points and 1.8 rebounds in over ten minutes per contest. He was assigned to the 87ers on Sunday, January 5, playing in one game for the team and dropping 19 points, grabbing down 5 rebounds and dishing out 5 assists in almost 41 minutes.
On December 28 against the Phoenix Suns, Williams received his only career start with the Sixers. He played 27 minutes, recording 2 rebounds and picking up one steal, not registering a point.
Williams was drafted No. 22 overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2010 draft, and played 24 games with the team in the 2011-2012 season. He was sidelined for the entire 2012-2013 season due to an Achilles injury before joining the Cleveland Cavaliers during training camp. On October 25, he was waived by the Cavs.
Dec 16, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Philadelphia 76ers point guard Lorenzo Brown (7) takes off on a fast break against the Brooklyn Nets during first half of NBA game at Barclays Center. Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Brown appeared in 13 games for the Sixers, averaging 3.2 points and 1.8 rebounds in close to eleven minutes per contest. He was assigned to the 87ers on December 26, playing in 5 games and dropping 18 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds in over 36 minutes per game.
The 23-year-old was drafted No. 52 overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in last June’s draft, before being cut by the team on October 25.
The 76ers’ next game is on Monday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.