Los Angeles Clippers point guard Jason Williams announced his retirement from the NBA today, ending his 10-year career. Signed by the Clippers as a free agent on August 7, 2008, Williams did not appear in a game for Los Angeles.
Williams enjoyed a 10-year NBA career that saw him take the court for three different teams, (Sacramento 1998-2001, Memphis 2001-2005 and Miami 2005-2008). A member of the NBA Champion Miami Heat in 2005-06, Williams started all 23 playoff games and averaged 9.3 points and 3.9 assists for Miami in helping to win the organization’s first title.
The West Virginia native leaves the NBA with career averages of 11.4 points, 6.3 assists, 1.3 steals, 2.4 rebounds while shooting 39.6 percent from the floor, 32.5 percent from three-point range and 81.6 percent from the foul line in 679 total games. Williams finishes his career with a 2.77 assist-to-turnover ratio.
He enjoyed his best statistical season in 2001-02 when he averaged 14.8 points, 8.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds for Memphis. In his four seasons with the Grizzlies, Williams became the club’s all-time assists leader and all-time leader in three-point field goals attempted in addition to being named the NBA’s Most Improved Player for the 2002-03 season by Sports Illustrated when he finished tied for second in the league in assists per game.
Clippers PG spot just got a whole lot clearer...What does that do now with his new contract?
This is just weird. You have to wonder what'll end up happening regarding his salary on our payroll. It's just not right if we end up having to pay off his contract. He shouldn't have signed if he was having second thoughts.
There is a possibility though that the Clippers urged him to retire after hearing the news the Portland passed on Livingston. You never know.
Damn I was just about to break the news lol. With J-Dubb retiring the Clips might try to go after Tinsley or Marbury if they get bought out. The Grizzlies have a load of PGs. I want to see Shaun Livingston come back.
List of PG Capable playing Free Agents:
Sam Cassell - Dude is too old, according to ESPN he is a FA, but I swear I've heard he had signed a 1 year deal with Boston
Lindsey Hunter - Could be a solid choice, but at the age of 37, I'm not so sure he can stick being a backup for another season.
Darrell Armstrong - Same as Lindsey...
Damon Stoudamire - Also up there in age as he is 35, but I think he'd be the best choice of this list.
Shaun Livingston - Want him back, but at the same time, don't. Can we really have a 4th PG who will hardly play?
Tinsley and Marbury might be waived. We can say what we want about Marbs personality, but him being a backup to Davis? I call that great. Guy is a career 20/8/3 and is 31. Now, Tinsley would be even better due to him not having as many off court issues and when healthy, I believe is a top 10 PG.