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Lakers News: Lakers Re-Sign Forward Shawne Williams

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As the result of Nick Young set to miss at least the next two weeks due to a knee injury, the Los Angeles Lakers have been forced to bring in another player yet again.

According to Mike Bresnahan of the L.A. Times, the Lakers have re-signed forward Shawne Williams:

Williams was released by the Lakers on Jan. 7 giving the team another roster spot that was eventually filled and vacated by Manny Harris. The veteran forward had a non-guaranteed deal making him expendable at the point in time.

With injuries once again forcing the Lakers to make a move, Williams was called up from the Los Angeles D-Fenders on a 10-day deal.

Ever since signing with the Lakers in the off-season, Williams has been a favorite of head coach Mike D’Antoni. Although struggled during his short time with the Lakers, D’Antoni love his ability to stretch the floor at the power forward position.

The Lakers will likely use Williams as an insurance policy with the team currently riddled with injuries. Rookie Ryan Kelly will continue to start while Williams will help bolster the bench with Young and Pau Gasol on the shelf.

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  • brandon

    Should have brought back Harris too

    • Basketballjoe

      Since they used the maximum number of ten day contracts on manny Harris The lakers would have had to sign him for the rest of the year, which would put them further in the luxury tax that they are trying to get out of

      • nlruizjr

        really 50K is going to hurt the Lakers, get real !!!!!!

        • Daryl Peek

          50K turns into 150k with the repeat luxury tax offender penalties. I wonder would you be so generous if it were your money?

          Couple it with the Lakers not needing a PG/SG either. Blake can play the two and we have 4 PG’s right now. Meeks will be back next week. X. Young and Kobe back over the next month also. Gasol is on the trade block so C/PF is the more pressing need.

          • nlruizjr

            and you can guarantee no injuries to the Pg’s, really !!! , Now if you really think that 150K is a financial problem to the lakers, you had better do more analysis about their finances. that does hold water.

          • Daryl Peek

            The amount of the luxury tax penalties is not the main issue even though its a problem also. You need to do more homework on the Lakers in general.

            First, the goal of the team is to get out of the luxury tax this season.This is why they’ve done things the way they have all season. The FO has clearly stated cap flexibility is the goal.

            Second, the luxury tax plight does more than just initiate a fine for being over it, it restricts your ability to sign free agents above the veterans minimum. It matter not how deep your pockets are, the rules in place will not let you sign an URFA not on your roster above vets min and the mini MLE. You lose the 5 mil MLE for being in the luxury tax. So you have to get under the luxury tax if you want full FA signing privileges.

            Finally, this is still a business for the Buss family and the goal is to make money. Again it’s very presumptuous of you to so recklessly suggest they throw away their potential profitability. The Lakers net just under 50 mil annually even with the TW deal. Signing Harris makes absolutely no sense because of said log jam at the guard position. Possible injury is something that has to be addressed when it happens and throwing guaranteed money at a player you don’t intend on keeping is just plain stupid.

            Many don’t know there’s a power struggle above and beyond that of Jeanie and Jimmy. Some of the other young Buss children want to sell the team. Simplification of the finances coupled with the goal of cap flexibility means Manny’s Lakers tenure is done for this season as it should be.

          • nlruizjr

            daryl, if the Lakers were all that concerned about the luxury tax they wouldn’t of signed Koby to 48Mil for 2 yrs., plus Kaman 3+mil for this season, I realize what you are saying but don’t get nit picky about 150K, you are talking as if the lakers are about to go broke, that isn’t the case at all.

          • Daryl Peek

            What part of getting under the luxury tax this season don’t you understand? I’m not talking like they are about to go broke but you are talking like they have money to just throw away man?!? Signing Manny would be like taking 150K and throwing it in the furnace. This is the point. Nobody, with any sense does that.

  • Jerome

    Terrance Williams dude just set the D-Fenders recorded for most points in game then he like 6’6 and can play the point position

    • Bee Ballin

      we have enough pgs

      • kobe24

        Didn’t know he became a PG

  • Sti1lmatic

    Give Chris Mimh, Smush Parker, Luuuuuuuuuuuuke Walton and Aaron McKie 10 day contracts.

    • KwonGuerillaCross

      Don’t forget Chucky Adkins too!

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Hell why not???Welcome back Big Homey G.

  • Daryl Peek

    I like this move. Williams knows the players and the system. Plus its cost efficient. Would love for Manny to be brought back but too expensive at this point.

    The team chemistry fell off big time when Williams was cut. If felt like that sparked the abysmal play that proceeded as the team lost its will to fight. Williams would’ve protected Young in Phoenix. Young has not been the same player since.

    • Gregory Choa

      I like this move too. Loved Manny, but given how thin the Lakers suddenly find themselves at the 4 and 5, Williams is probably the more valueable commodity for the time being.

    • e3bonz

      Agreed, SW would of been there….

  • Ronald Velez

    The Lakers made a big mistake in the offseason when they signed Williams over Beasley. I just look at what Michael is doing in Miami and I wonder what he would be doing on a injured team where he would get minutes and even a chance to start. It’s just crazy that a guy with his tools is stashed on Miami’s bench and there are teams like the Lakers who could use him. He would thrive in D Antoni’s system with his athleticism, ball handling, and shooting ability. Michael is a mismatch nature when he has his head on straight. I could just imagine how better the Lakers would be if they had an athletic stretch 4 like Beasley which is what Mike D Antoni wants and what Lakers management said they were trying to get get him. Sign B- Eazy in the offseason.

    • Nashir Mohammed

      because beasley was a major disappointment as a starter and in his entire nba career.

      • Ronald Velez

        It’s true but you can’t deny that he has talent. Williams was a big disappointment this year for the Lakers especially because he is a three point shooter and he failed at doing his job. The Lakers have been trying to acquire Beasley for years because of his talent. Besides he knew he wasn’t going to screw up this time because he would have been out the league. Guys like Beasley aren’t just lottery picks for nothing, that means the boy has some serious talent. The problem is his head was messed up and he played on young teams with no leaders or veterans.

      • Sti1lmatic

        Plus Beasley would be high out of his mind if he had to deal with the Pringles guy yapping his mustache about another good hard fought loss.

    • C*HarrisTHEboss

      Literally everything you post is complete nonsense

      • Ronald Velez

        How is everything I post nonsense?

        • Daryl Peek

          I wont say nonsense but you’re over exaggerating Beasley. He’s barely playing 15 minutes a game and given the team he’s on every player is shooting a high percentage because of Wade Bosh and LeBron.

          More minutes on a lesser team would likely mean a big dip in his production efficiency.

          • Ronald Velez

            Ok Darly, I can see your argument but I do think Michael is a very productive player if he has his head on straight. Earlier in the year with the Heat, he showed flashes of a really productive player. I’m not saying he wouldn’t have his struggles but he would thrive under D’Antoni’s system and he would have been an upgrade over Williams. You can’t argue that guys who people thought would not be successful in Mike D’Antoni’s system are really benefiting from it. There are many fans of the NBA and Laker fans who criticized the drafting of Ryan Kelly, the signings of Nick Young, Xavier Henry, Jordan Farmar, and Kendall Marshall, but yet these guys have still performed reall well especially for what they are getting paid for. I think Beaz could have been that way too. Now his efficiency would have been up and down but that pretty much has been the story with all of our players. They will have good nice where they are efficient and then they will have nights where they are inefficient. Beaz would have helped especially at the 4 spot and especially with all the injures that’s all I’m saying. Darly even you can’t deny that the guy has talent and when he’s on he is a matchup nightmare. That’s why Pat Riley acquire because he saw a gain more than a loss.

          • Daryl Peek

            Beasley has talent. Every player on this level of basketball does or they would not be here. The mental aspect is what separates those that thrive VS. those that just survive in the league.

            Beasley was in the D’Antoni system in Phoenix. Alvin Gentry ran the same program as MDA when he took over for him. Beasley is still in the D’Antoni system in Miami now. What’s the difference? The veteran presence and higher talent level of his new peers.

            Beasley may or may not have done well with the Lakers. I believe everything happens for a reason. Dr. Buss hotly perused Charles Barkley in 91-92, in the hopes of flipping James Worthy for him. This would have been a great trade at the time as Worthy didn’t do much after 92 and Barkley was a monster 92-96. If that trade had gone down the Lake Show as we now know it would likely not have come to be. There would likely be no pursuit of Shaq as the team would’ve been more competitive 92-96. The draft pick that secured Kobe would not have been available given a lower draft seeding.

            The butterfly effect conceptually. These trying times will see a turnaround sooner than Later IMO. Beasley was not meant to be a Laker at this time.

      • C*HarrisTHEboss

        Because for one – you are writing an essay on how Beasley would solve all our current problems – the dude has been able to score SOMETIMES and that is it – he played in an MDA system in pheonix and still got benched. Dude is a headcase and with no veterans keeping him in line he would revert to all his old habits. Next off you drum up thess crazy trade ideas that would in no way shape or form happen. Talking about trading for Nerlens Noel? who are you? Ronald McDonald?

        • Ronald Velez

          Well first off, you sound ridiculous to say something like that. Ronald McDonald yea real cute nice -_- Anyways, I never said Beasley would solve the Lakers problems because one player doesn’t solve a teams problems. I was saying that he could help being a versatile player and especially if he had his head on straight which I clearly stated from the beginning. You would know that if you read my post. The Nerlens trades I know Philly would not do but I was throwing them out there because I love his game and felt that he is the young center that the Lakers need. I posted one trade that seem pretty fair but it’s hard with so many moving parts. It’s hard to be fair in a trade because every team is looking out for their best interest so it’s hard to do that. I think you guys overreact to things.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Ryan Kelly has looked very impressive on the Lakers,i wanted the kid waived after the Nick Young incident in Phoenix.I felt like Kelly was a wimp and should have got more involved to protect Nick.But now i see how good a NBA player Kelly is turning into and i am enjoying his development.

    Ryan Kelly scored 26 points last night,this reminds me of how good Chandler Parsons was as a rookie,Kelly is proving to be that type of player early in his career,Lakers got a major steal tbh.I wonder how Devin Ebanks would have played on this injury riddled team,he seemed athletic.Plenty of minutes are available to just about anyone tbh.Shawne Williams should not take too many minutes from RK.

    • Chrmngblly

      Somebody here thinks RK looked good at the 5, too. I wonder. What did you guys think? Is he better than Sacre or Kaman?

      • Gregory Choa

        I thought Kelly did a surprisingly decent job at the 5 in spurts last night…but I don’t think he is a better long term (this season) play at that position than either Sacre, Kaman or Hill (when he returns).
        The (re)signing of Williams probably has more to do with the FO hedging their bets on Pau being dealt at the trading deadline than anything else. Shawne already knows the system, is a great locker room guy, and has already (kinda) proven himself to be both a starter and a key reserve.

        • Chrmngblly

          Thanks. I wonder how much Sacre can grow. He’s so likeable, you know?

          • Gregory Choa

            Well, there’s no lack of heart, that’s for sure…but I think there’s a lot of room for growth as a post defender and rim protector…something the Lakers still lack in general. He’s still a little foul prone. On the offensive side of the ball, I think he’s surprisingly deft, especially now with real point guards getting healthy again and delivering the ball in stride.

          • Chrmngblly

            Is he athletic? Can he jump? Can he run the court? He is 7 foot, right?

          • Gregory Choa

            ??? I’m not sure where you’re going with this, what’s your point…you have watched him play, I presume…yes?

          • Chrmngblly

            Well, the last time I did he was sort of uncoordinated and seemed glued to the pine when he was not “dancing”. I don’t get more than snippets out here in Philly, since I relocated.
            No. I don’t have an agenda–other than I wish good on my Lakers…:-)

          • Gregory Choa

            Well, allow me to clue you in on what’s been going on…MDA has been relying on Sacre more and more, especially when Gasol is unavailable to start games (at center), and given that Jordan Hill (when healthy) ultimately better serves the the team, and the center postion, in more of a reserve role, and given that Kaman is really not a guy that fits into D’Antoni’s system very well.
            Ryan Kelly has been coming along nicely, to be sure, but he’s no NBA starting center.

          • Chrmngblly

            Well, I hope Kelly becomes our stretch4. I was hoping that we could end up with a bruiser-type 4 that would be our Amare Stoudemire so Nash could teach KM that little pocket pass he does so well on the P&R. God, the Suns used to kill us with that. I really like Marshall as a find for the Lakers. If we trade Pau and get a decent draft pick out of it, things could be looking up.

          • Gregory Choa

            I definitely think the Lakers got something of a steal in Ryan Kelly in last year’s draft, AND he’s proving to be everything MDA could’ve hoped for in a “stretch 4″. Jordan Hill’s our “bruiser-type 4″ off the bench…so, I think we’re actually kinda OK at that position moving forward.
            The big question mark remains the center position – especially since it’s an almost certainty at this point that Gasol’s tenure with the Lakers is nearing its end. I’d LOVE to see the Lakers snag Joel Embiid with their first pick in this summer’s draft – but there is some question as to whether or not he’s going to remain at Kansas for another year. Sacre is a keeper, I just don’t necessarily think he’s starting material just yet…which means the FO may have to turn to a free agent…Greg Monroe, Spencer Hawes or the like…

            I also agree that Kendall Marshall was a GREAT addition for the Lakers this season – he’s a keeper IMO. In any event, and for as bad as things have gone this season, there are many silver linings to point to and, you’re right, things are looking up.

          • Chrmngblly

            Well, if we have to have a fill-in for a center, I suppose we could do worse than Kaman-Sacre-Hill. I could see moving Kobe to the 3 if we get that Aussie guard. Kobe might like that, too.

          • Gregory Choa

            There is ZERO chance that the Lakers re-sign Kaman this summer.

          • Chrmngblly

            I hope you are right. I hate to bash the guy though. I know nlruizjr likes him.

      • nlruizjr

        for a young kid that can’t rebound or shoot the 3, which was what he was brought here to do and the Lakers end up cutting Williams who was at least shooting better and playing better defense than Kelly but I guess everything goes when MD leaves Kaman sitting on the bench and letting a kid that can’t do what Kaman can do, I guess the Lakers deserve what they get with MD.

        • Chrmngblly

          I always thought of Kaman as a shoe salesman. Shoe salesmen stick together, though. Why are you in his corner, like you are? Besides, nobody on the Lakers has to rebound or play D–it’s part of the “think system”, a new theory of the game the Lakers are using since last season.

          • nlruizjr

            it’s pretty simple, Kaman is a proven product and Kelly is and he has shown that, apparently you didn’t see how effective Kaman was after not playing for what 3-4 months, what this boils down to is that MD gets in his mind that he likes so and so and he doesn’t think about what or who he has on the bench (E. Clark is a prime example) and if you can find a shoe salesman that can ball like Kaman, I’d like to see him. That’s the problem nobody is playing D and Kaman will, he’s not Kelly, who is afraid to mix it up. the only “think System” the Lakers have is they thought they had a head coach, when in reality they have an assistant coach and not a good one at that !!!!!!

          • nlruizjr

            Kelly isn’t, typo, sorry !!!!!!

          • Chrmngblly

            Wow. You really understand the “think system.”

          • nlruizjr

            You could be right, but you don’t sacrifice wins because you want to develop a player(s), I think that’s bb101 but who knows what goes on in MD’s mind. I’m not trying to squash Kelly but just the way MD is coaching, I guess you can tell I’m not a fan of MD, sorry !!!!!

          • Chrmngblly

            I’m shocked! Shocked! They’d do what they are doing if they were tanking, too, you know. I’m just saying…

  • Nashir Mohammed

    so the clips get vujacic and another team got shannon brown on 10 day contracts and we get shawne williams who was mostly a waste…….righttt

  • antzer

    I really dont like this move! They couldve picked up someone else but MDA loves him?!

  • LakeShow

    Why not sign Royce White instead? At least he’s young and he might turn out good just like Xavier and Kendall. Shawne not improving at all.

    • Chrmngblly

      I wondered about that.

  • ersliva

    I AGREE HARRIS WAS BETTER THEN WILLIAMS…BUT LITTLE JIMMY GOT WHAT HES WANTED THIS YEAR…A BAD LAKER TEAM…..I ONLY HOPE HE CANS COACH D’UMBASS AND GETS HIMSELF HELP IN SOMEONE LIKE PHIL JACKSON IN HELPING HIM PUT TOGETHER A CHAMPIONSHIP CALIBUR TEAM OVER THE SUMMER

    • nlruizjr

      PJ is not interested in coaching, he’s looking at the FO, which I can see Jeanie and PJ taking over control and putting Jimmy boy out to pasture.

  • ersliva

    I wasn’t saying to have phil coach but to become vice president of team operations and have him do all the work at rebuilding the lakers to the top again…players like and respect phil while they hate and have no respect little jimmy…

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