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Sunday, April 24th, 2011 at 9:51 am  |  5 responses

Shawne Williams Wants to Remain a Knick

He received little mention in the Most Improved Player debate, but Shawne Williams surprisingly evolved into a solid role player in New York this season. As the New York Post reports, he’d like to stay there: “Without question, Shawne Williams wants to return to the Knicks next year. Williams will be a free agent this summer, and the valuable forward was perhaps the Knicks’ most pleasant surprise of the season. The four-year veteran didn’t play in the NBA last season, earned a spot on the Knicks’ roster in training camp, didn’t get off the bench in the first 17 games, then emerged as a key reserve and spot starter. ’This is where I want to play at,’ Williams said. ‘Great group of guys. A couple great superstars that I feel like we can do something with.’ Knicks president Donnie Walsh drafted Williams in 2006 when he ran the Pacers. The promising Williams had a rocky NBA career, however, with troubles including two arrests for drugs, a 2008 trade to Dallas (where he clashed with owner Mark Cuban) and a subsequent deal to the Nets in January of last year. The Nets waived Williams four days later. He signed with the Knicks last September. The 25-year-old Williams — who has the same agent, Happy Walters, as his friend and teammate Amar’e Stoudemire — averaged 7.1 points and 3.7 rebounds this season while shooting an impressive 40.1 percent from 3-point range, 30th in the league. ‘I feel like I’ve defined my role with this team a little bit,’ Williams said of his long-range touch. ‘But I can do a little bit better.’”

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  • Danbury

    One of the few Knicks with a pulse in the series thus far. Would not mind seeing Extra E stay.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    All I care about right now is the Knicks getting a W in game 4 and keeping their post season alive. Win to play another game. Run the offense through Melo, and when the double comes, be ready for the ball. Shawne, Toney, and Landry all need to drain the 3 today. Make Boston pay.

  • flipnoyce

    ^^^^you might just get your wish today because the C’s might wanna win #4 at home. Miami might lose that game today on purpose because they also want to close the W at home. Chicago is also going to win #4 at home.

  • burnt_chicken

    ^no one is dumb enough to throw a playoff game. Seeing as it is, you know, the playoffs.

  • flipnoyce

    ^^ Uh yes they can if they are up 3 to 0! I understand your point if its 2-2 but the situation is not otherwise.

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