D-Fenders News: D-Fenders Acquire Former Laker Shawne Williams
Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports
Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles D-Fenders announced today that they have successfully claimed former Laker, Shawne Williams off waivers. To avoid guaranteeing his contract for the rest of the season, the Lakers waived Williams on January 7. In 32 games with the Lakers this season, Williams was averaging 5.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 0.9 assists.

Check out the press release below via the Los Angeles D-Fenders:

EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles D-Fenders have acquired former Los Angeles Lakers forward Shawne Williams, by way of a successful waiver claim, it was announced today by General Manager Nick Mazzella.

Williams (6’9” / 230) was selected in the first round (17th selection) of the 2006 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Most recently, he spent 32 games (11 starts) with the Lakers this season, posting averages of 5.2 points and 4.5 rebounds in 20.2 minutes. The Memphis native has appeared in 247 career NBA games (34 starts) with the Pacers, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets and Lakers. Williams has also played for Guangzhou Liu Sui, of the Chinese National Basketball League.

An alumnus of the University of Memphis, Williams averaged 13.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists in his lone season with the Tigers (2005-06). Williams led Memphis to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament, along with Conference-USA regular season and tournament championships in 2006. The Laurinburg Institute graduate also earned Conference-USA Freshman of the year, All-Conference-USA third team and Conference-USA Tournament MVP honors.

The D-Fenders will take the court tonight at the Citizens Business Bank Arena, in Ontario, California. They will face off with the Texas Legends in a game to honor long-time Lakers and D-Fenders owner Dr. Jerry Buss. All fans in attendance will receive a special D-Fenders rally towel adorned with his famous words “Go Lakers!” Tickets are still available and can be purchased by visiting www.cbbankarena.com, or by calling 310-343-6043.
____________________________________________________________________________
Lakers Behind The Scenes Video: Xavier Henry Throws Nick Young’s Jersey In Trash

You May Also Like

Hunter: Season Likely to be Canceled, Still Huge Gap in Discussions

With an $800 million gap in negotiations between the NBA and the…

This Day In Lakers History: L.A. Eliminates Nuggets Behind 44-Point Win, Sends Message To Celtics For 1985 NBA Finals

After losing Game 7 of the 1984 NBA Finals to the Boston Celtics, the Los Angeles Lakers returned for the 1984-85…

Lakers Vs. Rockets Preview & TV Info: L.A. Stands Pat At 2019-20 NBA Trade Deadline

Now that the NBA’s Feb. 6 trade deadline has come and gone, the Los Angeles Lakers are focused on getting a winning…

NBA All-Star Weekend: Rising Stars Challenge Rosters, Preview & TV Info

The 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend tips off on Friday, with the Celebrity Game and the Rising Stars Challenge taking…