Deal with Willliams

Panathinaikos BC announces the deal with Elliot Williams.

Who is Who

Elliot Jerell Williams (born June 20, 1989) 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.

After playing in the preseason for the Trail Blazers, Williams missed the entire 2010–11 season due to a knee injury.  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. Williams missed the entire 2012–13 season due to an Achilles tendon injury.

In September 2013, Williams signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was later waived on October 25.

On November 20, 2013, Williams signed with the Philadelphia 76ers. On January 5, 2014, he was assigned to the Delaware 87ers. He was recalled the next day. On October 27, 2014, he was waived by the 76ers.

On November 1, 2014, Williams was selected by the Santa Cruz Warriors with the second overall pick in the 2014 NBA Development League Draft.  On January 7, 2015, he signed a 10-day contract with the Utah Jazz. On January 17, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Jazz, but after the contract expired, the Jazz decided to not retain him, and he subsequently returned to Santa Cruz on January 27. On February 4, 2015, he was named to the Futures All-Star team for the 2015 NBA D-League All-Star Game. That same day, he signed a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Hornets. On February 10, he was waived by the Hornets before appearing in a game for them, and again returned to Santa Cruz. On March 4, he signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. On March 14, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Pelicans. 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. 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.

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

“I will be the best teammate“

“As soon as I received the offer from Panathinaikos, I realized that for me is a great opportunity to play in a top class team in Europe” Elliot Williams said and he added: "I managed to learn a lot about the team and my big goal is to give everything in order to continue the great tradition of Panathinaikos. I will be the best teammate  because I want to win. I am looking forward to meet everyone in Greece”.

Stats

D-League

Season

TEAM

GP

MIN

PTS

FG%

3P%

FT%

REB

AST

STL

BLK

2014-15

SCW

29

36.0

21.3

47.4

37.4

72.9

4.8

7.4

1.2

0.1

2015-16

SCW

21

41.0

28.4

49.1

34.3

78.9

6.8

6.0

1.1

0.2

2013-14

DEL

1

41.0

19.0

35.7

25.0

88.9

5.0

5.0

1.0

0.0

Career:

51

38.2

24.2

48.0

35.8

76.5

5.6

6.7

1.2

0.1



NBA

SEASON

TEAM

GP

GS

MIN

FG%

3P%

FT%

REB

AST

BLK

STL

PTS

'11-'12

·         POR

24

0

6.2

.500

.296

.333

0.8

0.3

0.1

0.3

3.7

'13-'14

PHI

67

2

17.3

.415

.296

.731

1.9

1.1

0.0

0.5

6.0

'14-'15

·         NO

8

0

9.6

.333

.273

.000

0.6

1.0

0.0

0.3

2.4

'14-'15

·        UTAH

5

0

8.4

.462

.714

.500

0.6

0.8

0.0

0.4

3.6

'15-'16

·        MEM

5

0

9.0

.200

.250

.750

0.8

0.8

0.0

0.0

1.6

Career

109

2

13.5

.421

.310

.669

1.5

0.9

0.1

0.4

4.9

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