So, the Nets picked up the option on second-year forward Sean Williams last week. This pretty standard procedure for most franchises and their players (who aren’t complete dogs) in the League, and it’s designed largely to protect teams financially.
Rookie-scale salaries ensure that guys have to wait a bit longer to really get paid. This, evidently, does not sit well with Mr. Williams.
From the NY Post:
“I told Rod I didn’t want him to pick up my option,” said Williams, whose third year – 2009-2010 at $1.629 million – was picked up on Thursday. “It had nothing to do with me not wanting to be here as part of this team because I love this team.
“It’s part of the business. I want to get to my second deal as fast as possible.”
Nice try, Sean. But it’ll never happen.
Williams might want to concentrate on actually getting some minutes (coach Lawrence Frank has yet to extract him from the bench this season); signing a lucrative deal should be the last thing on his mind these days.