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Thursday, January 27th, 2011 at 9:00 am  |  16 responses

Jason Williams Waived By the Orlando Magic

Is this the end for White Chocolate? It certainly is in Orlando, anyway. From the Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic didn’t want Jason Williams’ tenure with the team to end this way. But the team waived the 12-year NBA veteran after he chose not to join the team on its current road trip. Williams practiced with the team Tuesday, but with big man Malik Allen returning from injury, the reserve point guard was going to be deactivated for Wednesday night’s game against the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse. That expected move upset Williams, who was buried on the depth chart behind fellow point guards Jameer Nelson, Gilbert Arenas and Chris Duhon. ‘I think it came to a point to where [he didn't see] the opportunity to play, and it was tough for him,’ Magic President of Basketball Operations Otis Smith said. ‘To be quite frank with you, it was tough for him from Day One. But, still, I wish him well. We had conversations with him along the way dealing with the issue of playing or not playing, but it’s the same conversation I have with everybody else on our team. It’s no different with guys who are not playing. But it was a little bit tougher for him to go from playing major minutes for us in a year past and then not playing at all.’ Williams, 35, hopes to latch on with another team.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    There has to be a contender that needs a decent backup PG that can hit the three and run the offense……hmmm…

  • http://J-Will Geoffrey aka Geo

    Knicks… anyone?

  • Klemperer

    Well he could fit back in Miami, but as you said, he’d rather play for a contender.

  • AT33

    I could see him joining the Knicks and backing up Felton.

  • tarriq

    he could do what arroyo did just a lil better so if chalmers is starting i could see them pick up jwill

  • flipnoyce

    White Chocolate is starting to look like a soaked-up vanilla without all the sweet things that he used to do. Someone will still pick him up though.I Just don’t know if its a contending team, it sounded like he’s not contending for his spot!

  • http://www.twitter.com/chris_griff_3 Chris_Griff_3

    LOL at Klemperer.

  • http://www.twitter.com/chris_griff_3 Chris_Griff_3

    I also think J-Will would thrive in New York.

  • Bruno

    I don’t want Whit Eboy going to the heat no please, some other theam just pick him up!!!

  • http://none alfonso

    go to lakers man

  • MusketeerX

    Yeah, I’m jumping on this band wagaon. The Knicks need to pick him up.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    A return to Memphis might make since. Backing up Conley.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    White Chocolate is the point the Knicks need to backup Felton.

  • http://dsfjklfl.com Jukai

    HE’S COMING TO CHICAGO!!!!

  • Red Star

    The Lakers need a starting point guard as the Fisher/Blake combo is stinking it up big time!
    BIG TIME!!!

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