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.”