Former Louisville Cardinal Terrence Williams is following the route, we have seen so many NBA burn-outs take before. Although he has been in the league for five years, Williams has played for three different teams and is looking for a fourth.
After being drafted by the New Jersey, now Brooklyn, Nets, Williams showed promise with his athleticism as well as his passing and rebounding skills. Despite showing this promise, Williams was sent down to the Nets’ D-league team the Springfield Armor due to problems stemming from his immaturity.
After being called back up, Williams was traded to the Houston Rockets in a three team trade involving the Los Angeles Lakers. While on the Rockets, Williams under-performed, playing in only 23 games in two seasons and averaging 4 points and 2 rebounds per game. He was eventually waived by the Rocket. In March, Williams signed a contract with the Sacramento Kings that lasted for the rest of the 2012 season. He once again showed promise, averaging 9 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 18 games.
After the 2011-2012 season, due to a lack of a contract, Williams left the Kings and is now searching for a new team to bring him in. While many thought that Williams would be signed fairly quickly, he is still currently without a team and his search is becoming desperate.
Terrence Williams still has some hope to play for a team during the 2012-2013 season though. This week, Williams worked out for the Detroit Pistons, and the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtic are also showing interest. Here is an excerpt from celticsblog.com.
Terrence Williams is a little more of a wildcard (read: upside). After being traded to the Sacramento Kings last season, he played over twenty minutes a game and averaged 8.8 points and 4.1 rebounds. He was a lottery pick out of Louisville in 2009 and could slot in nicely behind Pierce/Green/Bass at the SF/PF positions. My only concern is the stunted potential of Jared Sullinger and even Kris Joseph. I’d rather Danny go with an impact vet like Kenyon Martin in February rather than another project. Amick also mentions Louis Amundson and Anybody have P.J. Brown on speed dial?
All Louisville fans should know the enormous NBA potential that T-Will has. We also know that he has always had trouble maintaining a positive mindset, and it seems that has plagued him during his time in the NBA. Although T-Will still has options and opportunities to turn his career around, time is certainly running out.