REPORT: Alan Williams agrees to 2-way deal with Brooklyn Nets
Former Phoenix Suns forward/center Alan Williams has agreed to a two-way deal with the Brooklyn Nets, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Williams was waived by the Suns early in free agency after spending three seasons with the team, but missing the vast majority of the 2017-18 season due to injury.
While it’s quite uncommon to see a player heading into his fourth NBA season going into a two-way deal, it looks like that is the opportunity at hand for the big man known as “Big Sauce,” who had his best season as a pro in 2016-17, posting 7.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game while shooting 51.7 percent from the floor.
The UC Santa Barbara product only made five appearances for Phoenix last season, making this chance with the Nets one to showcase a clean bill of health, along with the skill to crack the 15-man roster, if need be.
Williams made his damage in very limited minutes with the Suns, using his big body to carve space under the basket and finish plays, as well as out-position his opponents. While the 25-year-old lacks in height, at a mere 6-foot-8, his 265-pound frame surely makes players think twice before trying to box him out of the paint.