Nets sign forward Alan Williams to two-way contract
January 11, 2019
The Brooklyn Nets on Friday signed forward Alan Williams to a two-way contract. Which means he'll mostly be playing for the team's G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets.
Williams, listed at 6-foot-8, 265 pounds, already signed a two-way contract with the Nets way back in late September. He played in 17 games for the Long Island Nets, putting up some big stats: 21.0 points and 14.7 rebounds per game. The Nets wound up waiving him on January 2, 2019 but have now brought him back, once again as a two-way player.
In his three NBA seasons, with 62 games played as a member of the Suns, Williams averages 6.4 points and 5.7 rebounds in limited minutes per game.
NBA rules allow teams to sign two players to two-way contracts, and roster spot-wise they are in addition to the 15-man regular season roster. A two-way player will mostly play in the G League, but can spend up to 45 days during a season with the NBA team that signed them.
The Nets are 21-22 this season, which currently places them 7th in the East. An impressive place to be considering they aren't expected to be this good, and have played most of the season without young talented guard Caris LeVert.