Elliot Williams

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Elliot Williams
Free agent
Position Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1989-06-20) June 20, 1989 (age 27)
Memphis, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school St. George's Independent School
(Memphis, Tennessee)
College
NBA draft 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
20102013 Portland Trail Blazers
2013–2014 Philadelphia 76ers
2014 Delaware 87ers
2014–2015 Santa Cruz Warriors
2015 Utah Jazz
2015 New Orleans Pelicans
2015–2016 Santa Cruz Warriors
2016 Memphis Grizzlies
2016 Panathinaikos
Career highlights and awards

Elliot Jerell Williams (born June 20, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Panathinaikos of the Greek Basket League. He played college basketball for Duke and Memphis. He was selected with the 22nd overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers.

High school career[edit]

Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Williams was listed as the No. 3 shooting guard and the No. 16 player overall in the nation in 2008.[1]

College career[edit]

Duke[edit]

For the Duke Blue Devils, Williams saw action in 34 of Duke's 37 games, starting in 12 contests, with 11 coming in the Blue Devils' final 12 games of the season (including ACC and NCAA tournaments), averaging 4.2 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. Williams also recorded 23 assists and 21 steals, and shot 44.1 percent from the field, 25 percent from the three-point arc, and 50 percent from the foul line, in helping lead Duke to a 30–7 overall record, an ACC Tournament crown, and an NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance.

Memphis[edit]

Williams received an NCAA waiver in August 2009, which allowed him to play immediately for the Memphis Tigers, for the 2009–10 season, after he played with the Duke Blue Devils during the 2008–09 season. With Memphis, Williams played in a total of 68 career games, with 46 starts, and averaged 11.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game.

Professional career[edit]

2010–11 season[edit]

Williams was selected 22nd overall in the 2010 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. After playing in the preseason for the Trail Blazers, Williams missed the entire 2010–11 season due to a knee injury.[2][3]

2011–12 season[edit]

Williams also missed a significant portion of the 2011–12 NBA season after dislocating his shoulder during an early March practice. Williams had made 24 appearances over the course of the season, averaging 3.7 points per game.[4]

2012–13 season[edit]

Williams missed the entire 2012–13 season due to an Achilles tendon injury.

2013–14 season[edit]

In September 2013, Williams signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[5] He was later waived on October 25.[6] On November 20, 2013, Williams signed with the Philadelphia 76ers.[7] On January 5, 2014, he was assigned to the Delaware 87ers.[8] He was recalled the next day.[9] On October 27, 2014, he was waived by the 76ers.[10]

2014–15 season[edit]

On November 1, 2014, Williams was selected by the Santa Cruz Warriors with the second overall pick in the 2014 NBA Development League Draft.[11] On January 7, 2015, he signed a 10-day contract with the Utah Jazz.[12] On January 17, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Jazz,[13] but after the contract expired, the Jazz decided to not retain him,[14] and he subsequently returned to Santa Cruz on January 27.[15] On February 4, 2015, he was named to the Futures All-Star team for the 2015 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[16] That same day, he signed a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Hornets.[17] On February 10, he was waived by the Hornets before appearing in a game for them,[18] and again returned to Santa Cruz. On March 4, he signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.[19] On March 14, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Pelicans.[20] He was not retained by the Pelicans following the expiration of his second 10-day contract on March 24, and subsequently returned to Santa Cruz two days later.[21] On April 26, the Warriors claimed their first D-League championship as they defeated the Fort Wayne Mad Ants 2 games to 0. Along with his first D-League championship, Williams received the Finals MVP award.[22]

2015–16 season[edit]

On July 28, 2015, Williams signed with the Charlotte Hornets, returning to the team for a second stint.[23] However, he was waived on October 23, after appearing in two preseason games.[24] On November 12, he was reacquired by the Santa Cruz Warriors.[25] On January 8, 2016, he signed a 10-day contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.[26] He made his Grizzlies' debut that night in a 91–84 win over the Denver Nuggets, recording two points in nine minutes of action.[27] After the contract expired, the Grizzlies decided to not retain him.[28] On January 22, he returned to Santa Cruz.[29] On January 29, he was named in the West All-Star team for the 2016 NBA D-League All-Star Game, earning his second straight All-Star nod.[30]

On February 9, 2016, Williams left Santa Cruz and signed with Greek club Panathinaikos.[31] In 10 EuroLeague games, he averaged 13.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.0 assists, and 0.6 steals, in 26.3 minutes per game.[32] In 17 Greek Basket League games, he averaged 11.5 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 0.8 steals, in 21.4 minutes per game.[33][34]

2016–17 season[edit]

On September 16, 2016, Williams signed with the Golden State Warriors.[35] However, he was later waived by the Warriors on October 20; he missed all six preseason games, due to right knee surgery.[36]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Portland 24 0 6.2 .500 .296 .333 .8 .3 .3 .1 3.7
2013–14 Philadelphia 67 2 17.3 .415 .296 .731 1.9 1.1 .5 .0 6.0
2014–15 Utah 5 0 8.4 .462 .714 .500 .6 .8 .4 .0 3.6
2014–15 New Orleans 8 0 9.6 .333 .273 .000 .6 1.0 .3 .0 2.4
2015–16 Memphis 5 0 9.0 .200 .250 .750 .8 .8 .0 .0 1.6
Career 109 2 13.5 .421 .310 .669 1.5 .9 .4 .1 4.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elliot Williams Recruiting Profile". Rivals.com. Retrieved November 4, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Elliot Williams needs knee surgery, likely out for season". InsideHoops.com. November 4, 2010. Retrieved November 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Blazers guard Elliot Williams out for season after surgery". InsideHoops.com. January 7, 2011. Retrieved January 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ Associated Press (March 21, 2012). "Elliot Williams to miss rest of season". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved January 7, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Elliot Williams To Join Cavs For Camp". HoopsRumors.com. September 29, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Cavs waive DeSagana Diop, Kenny Kadji, Jermaine Taylor, Elliot Williams". InsideHoops.com. October 25, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Philadelphia 76ers waive Kwame Brown and Darius Morris, sign Elliot Williams and Lorenzo Brown". InsideHoops.com. November 20, 2013. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sixers Assign Elliot Williams to Delaware 87ers". NBA.com (Press release). Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 5, 2014. Retrieved January 7, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Sixers recall Lorenzo Brown and Elliot Williams from D-League". InsideHoops.com. January 6, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Sixers Announce 2014-15 Opening Night Roster". NBA.com (Press release). Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 27, 2014. Retrieved January 7, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Santa Cruz Warriors Select 7 Players in the 2014 NBA D-League Draft". NBA D-League. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. November 1, 2014. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Jazz Sign Elliot Williams to a 10-Day Contract". NBA.com (Press release). Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 7, 2015. Retrieved January 7, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Jazz Sign Elliot Williams to a Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com (Press release). Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 17, 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Jazz won't re-sign Elliot Williams for the remainder of the season". Sportando.com. January 27, 2015. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  15. ^ "NBA D-League 2014-15 Transactions". NBA.com. Archived from the original on June 26, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Thirteen NBA Veterans Headline Rosters for NBA Development League All-Star Game Presented by Kumho Tire". NBA.com. February 15, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Hornets Sign Williams, Waive Pargo". NBA.com. February 4, 2015. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Hornets Acquire Guards Mo Williams, Troy Daniels from Minnesota". NBA.com. February 10, 2015. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Pelicans Sign Elliot Williams to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. March 4, 2015. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Pelicans Sign Elliot Williams to Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. March 14, 2015. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Santa Cruz Announces Roster Moves". OurSportsCentral.com. March 26, 2015. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Title Wave: Santa Cruz Wins NBA D-League Championship". NBA.com. April 26, 2015. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Hornets Sign Free Agent Guard Elliot Williams". NBA.com. July 28, 2015. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Hornets Waive Four Players". NBA.com. October 23, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  25. ^ "Warriors Acquire Elliot Williams and Daniel Orton; Finalize Opening". OurSportsCentral.com. November 12, 2015. Retrieved November 13, 2015. 
  26. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies sign Guard Elliot Williams to 10-day contract". NBA.com. January 8, 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  27. ^ "Randolph scores 24 to lead Grizzlies past Nuggets 91-84". NBA.com. January 8, 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  28. ^ "Hearing that the Grizz will not be re-signing...". Twitter. January 18, 2016. Retrieved January 18, 2016. 
  29. ^ "Elliot Williams has re-joined the Santa Cruz...". Twitter. January 22, 2016. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  30. ^ "Sixteen NBA Veterans Headline Rosters for NBA Development League All-Star Game Presented By Kumho Tire". NBA.com. January 29, 2016. Retrieved January 29, 2016. 
  31. ^ "Panathinaikos adds guard Williams". Euroleague.net. February 9, 2016. Retrieved February 9, 2016. 
  32. ^ WILLIAMS, ELLIOT EuroLeague 2015-16 STATISTICS.
  33. ^ ΟΥΙΛΙΑΜΣ Έλιοτ | Basket League ΣΚΡΑΤΣ 2015-16 (Greek).
  34. ^ ELLIOT WILLIAMS Career stats & achievements.
  35. ^ "Warriors Announce Roster & Schedule for 2016 Training Camp, Fueled by Gatorade". NBA.com. September 16, 2016. Retrieved September 16, 2016. 
  36. ^ "Warriors Waive Cameron Jones, Phil Pressey & Elliot Williams". NBA.com. October 20, 2016. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 

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