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The Lakers have officially announced the signing of 6-foot-9 free agent forward Shawn Williams. Williams has spent six years in the NBA and has played for the Pacers, Mavericks, Knicks and Nets. He has averaged 5.7 points and 2.8 rebounds in his career.

Williams best season was the year he spent with the New York Knicks where he averaged 7.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in just over 20 minutes per game. He shot 40 percent from three with the Knicks, but is just a mediocre 33 percent shooter from long-range for his career.

Williams has been a career average scorer and rebounder, and will likely be a body who will play some minutes at the three to give a breather to Nick Young and Wesley Johnson, especially earlier in the season with Kobe Bryant working his way back into playing shape.

No details about the contract have been released.

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  • Allan

    who?

    • SpringBreakers

      Shawne Williams.Memphis kid dat got caught wit drugs and love sipping on dat Purple Drank and he has been in tons of off da court arrests and his fam was involved.He troubled but has made tons of 3 pointers,he a 59 rating on NBA 2K13.Michael Beasley is way way way better he a 76 on NBA 2K13 lol.It is what it is.I don’t base ish off NBA 2K13 lol.But Beastley is much better and he not on dat Purple Drank he a Pot Head rasta head.

      • Jim213

        + Beasley and we taking it to the streets.

        • SpringBreakers

          STREET LIFE!We once had J.R. Rider,Javaris Crittenton as Lakers.lol

  • vdogg

    this happened pretty fast, although i knew williams was going to get an invite to lakers camp. the same day that the suns release beasley, the lakers ink williams… does that send a message to beasley that the lakers are not interested in him??

    • SpringBreakers

      My exact thinking was this signing means no Michael Beasley.

      • vdogg

        you might be right… but you never know. apparently, ryan kelly’s foot condition is not progressing as well as the lakers had hoped. maybe the lakers get both williams AND beasley? beaz would have to sign for the minimum, though..

  • SpringBreakers

    Ya Shawne Williams loves Sipping On dat Purple Drank!He a ok playa!Welcome homie!

    • nlruizjr

      Yeah, I could just see him and Beasley, head bopping, looking out into distant glaring lights during time outs, just what we need, no thanks !!!!!

  • Matt Williams

    How’s his defense though?

    • Daryl Peek

      Very good when he was in NY with D’antoni.

      • Jim213

        Looks like SW and Pau may be good friends next season given he won’t be clogging up the paint like Pau and DH did last season. Looking at his shooting stats he shoots best from the 4 position spot. As he also made close to 48% of his 3 point attempts from the from the 4. This gives Pau the openness at the 5 position to do his thing which if SW improves on his FG shooting % it’ll be tougher to double team Pau inside the paint.

        Although, if Hill doesn’t meet Dumbtoni’s objective as shooter he’ll likely be giving SW more minutes. IMO, may also help keep KB24 from extensively driving to the paint like last season given the unproductive that resulted from both DH and Gasol clogging up the inside.

        Let’s not forget Nash who’s a solid outside shooter. Given Mike brought SW in if next season doesn’t work out at the 4 position I’d believe or expect Mike to use SW more given their cohesiveness in NY.

    • Jim213

      Likely a Mike pick, SW lacks footspeed, ball-handling skills, and lateral quickness.

      • Daryl Peek

        Wrong Jim. There’s video footage on youtube “Shawne Williams Knicks Mix [Patrys15]” of Williams doing a great job against Josh Smith, Dirk Nowitizki, Michael Beasley, Pau, Russell Westbrook and others.

        If Williams has his substance abuse under control and can find his game like he was in 10-11, he’ll be a great addition!

        • Jim213

          Don’t get it wrong but if he was a solid defender he wouldn’t be available this late in the off season. Although, he may have not had the chance to prove his worth this past season. From what some NBA scouts report hopefully he has improved on his weaknesses that would thus benefit the team in the long run.

          • Daryl Peek

            As we see with LO, the drug problem is a huge deterrent. Williams was labeled a bust in Indy after being drafter by Bird, a great talent evaluator. Williams came to NY under MDA and quickly started to show the promise Bird saw in him that caused him to draft Williams. The Drugs took him down in Jersey.

            Again, if he has control of that he’ll be a good addition.

          • Jim213

            IMO, aside of last season players I see 3 to 4 good pickups so far but no excuses come next season. Otherwise, we’d be talking about the bad acquisitions that kept the team from succeeding.

            Looks like R Kelly may play in the D league next season or overseas.

          • Daryl Peek

            As it stands right now, it’s a mad scientist low budget scramble in assembling the current training camp invites. What comes of it only time will tell. No excuses will be made. No predictions of how it all comes together can be made right now either.

          • Jim213

            True, might as well get 2 more players given R Kelly’s slow recovery. Like scouts had mentioned he may have a weak frame but not as bad as Ogden I’d hope given his future potential.

      • nlruizjr

        He sounds more like Sacre, he could join up with Sacre on the bench, just get another towel. The Towel Brothers !!!!!

  • Jim213

    This puts R Kelly’s roster spot in limbo. SW was arrested for drug possession too, just need Beasley and we taking it to the streets y’all. lol

    • Daryl Peek

      LOL I wonder if the team would consider stashing Kelly overseas for a year or two? No cap cost if you do that.

      • richard

        Yeah, I was wondering with that too @daryl_peek:disqus … By the way, I really liked Williams game circa 2010-2011… I thought he was pretty solid that year, he and Wilson Chandler really hat it going for the Knicks along with Lin. This should be a second chance for him.

        • Daryl Peek

          100% agree

        • CozitsMJ

          Except this guy had way too many 2nd chances already. A bit too much of a “High” risk. Hope he doesn’t start bud-dying up with Snoop Dogg or they be blazin it up while cruising the streets of L.A.

      • http://www.facebook.com/eddie.lazaro123 Eddie Lazaro

        It will be wise to keep him at D league to develop and be close and available as another back up shooter. He a great perimeter shooter and a leader @ coach K’s system. That will be great if he can translate that, with a good health on the pro series.

    • Jim213

      This looks promising…

      Xavier Henry Receiving Interest From Lakers

  • Jim213

    Wonder what the contract terms are…? given Elias has a partial contract guarantee? Rather go with EH for a guaranteed contract.

  • ra

    No. We should get (should have gotten?) Beasley. More upside / potential. I don’t think we’ve seen the best of Beasley yet. LA’s the Place.

    • Daryl Peek

      It’s not too late. We could have both.

    • Jim213

      Still time RA, hopefully something could be worked out though other teams will likely be buying for his services. He don’t like Matt Barnes too given the dislike between both when Barnes was a Laker.

      • Daryl Peek

        I look to the fact that he had his best offensive output as a pro with Rambis, as our shot in the dark with Beasley. Knowing he will have freedom in MDA’s system should be enticing also.

        • Jim213

          K Rambis can hopefully help him off the court too given his past experience with Beasley.

    • richard

      Currently signed LAL roster:

      Centers: Pau Gasol, Kaman, Sacre
      PF = Jordan Hill, Shawn Williams
      SF = Nick Young, Wes Johnson, E. Harris
      SG = Kobe, Meeks
      PG = Nash, Farmar, Blake

      that’s 13 roster spot. Usually LAL FO would bring 14 players to the seaason, leaving 1 roster spot open for trade or addition as the season progresses. Perhaps a deal for Beasly is in the work… send Kelly oversees or the d-league to gain experience.

      I didn’t know that Beasly’s most productive year was with Rambis. thanks @daryl_peek:disqus … that should count for something. If we can sign him… our roster is complete from top to bottom.

      • Daryl Peek

        Don’t forget Minerath and Landry will be in camp competing for a roster spot. I fully expect at least 20 to be in camp duking it out. I love the diversity of youth and age we have competing. We have not seen this type of potential grooming in years! I’M GEEKED

        • richard

          So am I… Just you wait.. NBA… this is redemption year… everyone on this roster has something to prove… and everybody has written us off…

          • Christian

            so what the 2005-2006 lakers with Grant, Butler, Kwame, Smush….. SMH die hard fans are so blind…..

          • richard

            and??? you are saying?

          • http://www.facebook.com/eddie.lazaro123 Eddie Lazaro

            and I love that idea of us coming under the radar. No one will notice that we are coming until it is too late for them to recognize their Obliterations!

        • vdogg

          actually, minnerath has elected to sign a deal outright with a foreign team and will NOT be with the lakers during training camp.

          • Daryl Peek

            Good look. I didn’t know that. Good for him. Guaranteed money

        • nlruizjr

          we have to get Landry, otherwise some other team will take him for sure, his upside is greater than SW or Beasley or Odom. The lakers have to let go of our weak links (Meeks, Sacre. Blake) and trade them for picks, so they can sign Landry, CDR, and a serviceable PF to rest Jordan Hill, Sacre just will not cut it, I just don’t see what they see in him, he can’t block, can’t rebound, can’t shoot and can’t defend, what the hell all he can do is “Cheer Lead”, if that’s what they want him for then get him a wig and a skirt and have him report to the cheer leading boss. Don’t get me wrong I like Sacre but he belongs in the D-League at least for another year working on those things I just listed.

          • TaeDoe

            I rather have Meeks and Blake back then Landry and CDR, they already gave CDR a chance last season and he didn’t do shit that’s why he got cut and I like Landry but he has never showed up in the nba he had his chance too this is not the D-League or Summer League

    • Mark

      You have obviously never seen beasley play nor do you know his history. He can’t play D and is not a team player.

      • ra

        Potential & upside. He was stellar in KSU, and 2nd pick in draft.

        LA would be a great place for him to showcase his abilities. He does have basketball chops, but hasn’t been in the right environment. LA could do that, if open to trying out. 1 year contract. What have we got to lose?

      • 5xob

        And nash is the greatest defender in the new pg era smh yell

    • http://www.facebook.com/eddie.lazaro123 Eddie Lazaro

      Sorry but not another head case. We are smooth sailing right now with all the young and athletic additions we have. You wouldn’t like to stir the water that’s just settling from the storm.

  • richard

    Suddenly, this roster is full of first rounders…

    Jordan Hill, 8th overall in 2009
    Shawn Williams, 17th pick of 2006;
    Nick Young, 16th pick of 2007;
    Wes Johnson, 4th pick in 2010;
    Jordan Farmar 26th overall in 2006;

    That’s 5 serviceable players. Add this 5 to a nucleus of Pau, Kobe, Nash. Then, go after 1 max player in 2014 and we are back to championship contention.

    Let’s go lakers!!!

    • Daryl Peek

      Very optimistic and more realistic than thinking we are gonna completely reload in 2014 while grabbing the big fish. This is what I’ve been trying to say on here. Many of these guys are gonna be auditioning for roles in the near future with our Lakers.

      • Leslie Cordova Alex Miller

        I have been saying that this whole time.. This is an audition for next year so they can be primed for when we pick up a couple free agents with salary cap space in 14 but also a solid squad this season. #LakerGang

    • Ellie

      you have way too much time on your hands

      • myrna652

        my mum in law just got Chevrolet Tahoe SUV by working part-time off of a laptop. website here w­w­w.J­A­M­20.c­o­m

    • Mark Anthony Jones

      Tottally agree with you Richard!

  • SpringBreakers

    If Shawne Williams comes in clean & sober and with a serious attitude and if he buys into MDA system again also must be able to get along with Kobe,Gasol,Wes,Swaggy P,Farmar,Nashty,Hill all will be good.I will be giddy as i have been a fan of his since his college days since he so talented and i watch tons of College basketball more than NBA actually lol but i lost interest in his whereabouts years backs when he got traded from New York.Lets see what happens ya’ll.Might become a good contributor.DAMN IT we need Beasley also tho.

    • richard

      see, we aren’t that bad @d2eff107e3d6fbd000d0286d5250151e:disqus … chemistry is biggest issue last year… this year, it won’t be… I am as giddy as you on how this roster has come into shape.

      • SpringBreakers

        Thanks for filling us in on the roster spots richard.Yes i am a big fan of Shawne Williams following him play since his Memphis days.I hope he has cleaned up his act sobriety is key with him sir.Yes our Lakers roster is legit.Playoffs are on the horizon for the Lakers i guarantee it!

  • Jack

    WE WANT BEASLEY!

    • charles

      no one wants beasley, he is uncoachable

  • eos

    Better look more overseas this time a year. Kristjan Kangur would be an amazing steal. Guy can read game, is a defensive beast, can rebound and score from a long range. He is practically destroying teams in Italy. Really strong aswell, like metta was.

  • 5xob

    Beasley is better yell

  • Tony T

    Nice point Guzman ! but i think Micheal.B is something u should not pass on, especially at this late juncture of free agency. That’s a steal deal in my books!

  • Anthony Smith

    Who are these people? Never heard of them. I’m tired of hearing interest in and thinking of! Sign some talent not from a damn temp agency! Where’s Beasley?

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