Report: Troy Williams agrees to deal with New Orleans
Former Indiana forward Troy Williams, who spent last season with Houston and New York, has reportedly reached an agreement to join the New Orleans Pelicans.
Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reported the deal on Wednesday.
According to Scott Kushner of The Advocate, the deal is only partially guaranteed. Spotrac, which tracks NBA salaries, lists the the deal at 1-year and $1.5 million, but also notes that it is not fully guaranteed.
The 23-year old Williams began last NBA season with Houston, but played in just four games with the Rockets and was waived in February.
The Knicks added Williams on a pair of 10-day contracts and then eventually signed him for the remainder of the season. In New York, he averaged 7.5 points and 3.5 rebounds over 17 games.
A member of Indiana’s 2013 recruiting class, Williams left Bloomington after his junior season. As a undrafted rookie, he made the Memphis roster and started 13 of the 24 games he appeared in for the Grizzlies. After being waived by the Grizzlies, he finished his rookie season in Houston.
Over 51 NBA games in his two-year career, Williams is averaging 6.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. In 52 NBA G-League games, he is averaging 16.7 points and five rebounds per game.
NBA teams for former Hoosiers for next season
Noah Vonleh – New York Knicks
OG Anunoby – Toronto Raptors
Thomas Bryant – Washington Wizards
Cody Zeller – Charlotte Hornets
Victor Oladipo – Indiana Pacers
Eric Gordon – Houston Rockets
Yogi Ferrell – Sacramento Kings
Troy Williams – New Orleans Pelicans
Filed to: Troy Williams