Former Suns power forward/center Alan Williams has signed a two-way contract with the Nets, Newsday confirmed with an NBA source. The news first was reported by ESPN.
Williams played only five games with the Suns last season after suffering a partially torn meniscus in pre-training camp workouts. But as a second-year player in 2016-17, the 6-8, 265-pound big man averaged 7.4 points and shot 51.7 percent. He also averaged 6.2 rebounds in 15.1 minutes in 47 appearances. He was especially productive in 24 games after the All-Star break that season, averaging 11.4 points and 9.1 rebounds while logging 12 double-doubles in that span.
The two-way deal means Williams likely will spend most of his time playing for the Long Island Nets in the G League, but his rebounding prowess might earn him a long look with the NBA Nets. Williams is one of four training-camp invitees, also including Theo Pinson, Jordan McLaughlin and Mitch Creek, and the only one with a confirmed two-way deal. That puts the Nets’ training-camp roster at 19, leaving room for one more signing.