Apr 13, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Jersey Nets forward Jordan Williams (20) during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Nets defeated the Sixers 95-89. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Hawks Waive Williams, Nets ’11 2nd Round Pick


The Hawks have waived former Nets PF Jordan Williams, after acquiring him in the Joe Johnson trade earlier this summer. Williams was the Nets’ 2nd round draft pick in 2011 (36th overall) and he impressed Nets writers and fans last season, showing good hands and solid rebounding skills. This move comes as a surprise, as Williams had seemed to be a promising NBA sophomore. The Hawks also bought out Jordan Farmar’s contract earlier this summer. So, the only remaining assets that the Hawks have from their blockbuster trade with the Nets is Johan Petro, DeShawn Stevenson, Anthony Morrow, a protected late first round draft pick, and a future second round pick.

Last summer, Williams reported to the Nets’ training facility overweight and out of shape and some are wondering if he is running into the same eating problems again this year. It is also possible that the Hawks waived Williams because of some undisclosed injury. The Nets are not allowed to re-sign Williams until next off-season. Last season with the Nets, Williams averaged 4.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 14.8 minutes in 43 games and benefited from playing with Deron Williams.

We will keep you posted on where J-Will winds up this summer.

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