Lakers News: Lakers Officially Sign Forward Shawne Williams

The Lakers have officially announced the signing of 6-foot-9 free agent forward Shawn Williams. Williams has spent six years in the NBA and has played for the Pacers, Mavericks, Knicks and Nets. He has averaged 5.7 points and 2.8 rebounds in his career.

Williams best season was the year he spent with the New York Knicks where he averaged 7.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in just over 20 minutes per game. He shot 40 percent from three with the Knicks, but is just a mediocre 33 percent shooter from long-range for his career.

Williams has been a career average scorer and rebounder, and will likely be a body who will play some minutes at the three to give a breather to Nick Young and Wesley Johnson, especially earlier in the season with Kobe Bryant working his way back into playing shape.

No details about the contract have been released.

[showhide type=”pressrelease”]EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent forward Shawne Williams, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.  Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.

Williams, a six-year NBA veteran out of Memphis, was originally selected by the Indiana Pacers in the first round (17th overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft and has appeared in 215 career games (23 starts) for the Pacers, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets. The 6-9 forward holds career averages of 5.7 points and 2.8 rebounds in 16.4 minutes. [/showhide]

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