Monday, December 19th, 2011 at 4:39 pm  |  13 responses

Dallas Mavericks to Sign Sean Williams

After losing Tyson Chandler and with no true center behind Brendan Haywood, the Mavericks are in the market for big bodies, and sources close to the situation say Dallas will sign former Nets forward Sean Williams. From ESPN: “After securing his release from Israeli club Maccabi Haifa over the weekend, Williams is scheduled to arrive in Dallas in time to complete his physical and join the team Wednesday after the Mavericks’ preseason finale in Oklahoma City. Sources said that the Mavericks plan to sign the shot-blocker to a two-year deal with only a partial guarantee for the second season. The Mavericks are very familiar with the Mansfield High alumnus after his strong season in 2010-11 for the D-League’s Texas Legends, who are co-owned by Mavericks president Donnie Nelson. Williams has been out of the NBA since 2010, when the Nets ran out of patience with the big man after a tumultuous two-plus seasons. But Mavs officials are confident that they can get the best out of Williams, given the year Williams spent playing for the Nelson-run Legends and with two former Nets veterans – Jason Kidd and Vince Carter — on the roster to mentor him.”

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  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    good pick up.

  • http://SportsCipher.com Jaamal Braithwaite

    I honestly don’t know what to think of this pick up.


    Low risk, high reward.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    The return of Sean “SWAT” Williams. If he can get the minutes, this would actually be a pretty nice pick up.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Ugh… stop getting every single player that has something to prove. Mavs going to be a tough out in the Playoffs.

  • http://www.twitter.com/gerardhimself Gerard Himself

    back when Sean was with the Nets, sometimes, especially when he got extended minutes, he had his Kenyon Martin (while with the Nets) moments. Just couldn’t keep it together. Who knows, he might do better with the Mavs.

  • riggs

    he’s been playing in europe and has actually matured as a player.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Whilst they haven’t acquired any of those ‘sexy named superstars’, that Kobe likes; Sean WIlliams is a bit of a work horse, Mind you..I would have preferred to see the shortened 2011/12 season be labelled as, “THE RISE OF MAHINMI”

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Which Williams?!?!

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    ^The one that blocks shots not the one that marries female basketball superstars.

  • http://www.t-mac.com/tmac/index unf*ckwitable

    If its the dude im thinking of then i like this move, could spend all year on the bench but possibly could contribute some solid minutes.

  • christianbullen

    dude’s a highlight reel waiting to happen, somewhat similar to chandler but a little smaller and with less defensive awareness I think.. Area 51 returns.

  • AuntPam

    Welcome back Sean Williams!! The NBA has missed you!! Area 51 will dominate this year!!!