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Alan Williams Signs One-Year Deal With Qingdao In China

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:08 am
by RealGM Wiretap

Undrafted UC Santa Barbara forward Alan Williams has signed a lucrative deal to play next season with Qingdao of the Chinese Basketball Association, a source told RealGM.


Williams had a breakthrough performance in the Las Vegas summer league with the Houston Rockets, averaging 20.5 points and 11.8 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the floor in four games. He also played for the Charlotte Hornets in the Orlando summer league.


Williams, 6-foot-8, played four collegiate seasons at UCSB, averaging a double-double in his final three years. The 22-year-old averaged 17.3 points and 11.9 rebounds as a senior.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM


Re: Alan Williams Signs One-Year Deal With Qingdao In China

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:32 am
by Freefloater
wonderfull player too bad rockets are too stacked in frountcourt...perhaps in a couple of years morey will get him again

Re: Alan Williams Signs One-Year Deal With Qingdao In China

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:47 pm
by whitesideformip
Wow, Alan Williams looks a lot like the UC Santa Barbara logo in that picture.

Re: Alan Williams Signs One-Year Deal With Qingdao In China

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:55 pm
by MaxRider
i guess he doesn't feel comfortable he will make any NBA team
last i hear Morey offer him a contract but he doesn't feel like he will make the team and rather join a team that he has a chance to make the final roster

Re: Alan Williams Signs One-Year Deal With Qingdao In China

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:56 pm
by bboyskinnylegs
disappointed because I initially misread this as Alvin Williams

Re: Alan Williams Signs One-Year Deal With Qingdao In China

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:41 pm
by LaRance
wow since when does a 6"8 forward averaging 17 points and 12 rebounds go undrafted??

Re: Alan Williams Signs One-Year Deal With Qingdao In China

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:58 am
by nba2k16
MaxRider wrote:i guess he doesn't feel comfortable he will make any NBA team
last i hear Morey offer him a contract but he doesn't feel like he will make the team and rather join a team that he has a chance to make the final roster


I get that he might not make the Rockets, they are pretty deep, but there are few rosters out there still looking to sign young players and give them legit playing time. Or at least a chance to earn it

Surprised to see him sign in China, but you can't blame him for taking the security I guess. Don't know what these guys have been through

Re: Alan Williams Signs One-Year Deal With Qingdao In China

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:06 am
by MaxRider
nba2k16 wrote:
MaxRider wrote:i guess he doesn't feel comfortable he will make any NBA team
last i hear Morey offer him a contract but he doesn't feel like he will make the team and rather join a team that he has a chance to make the final roster


I get that he might not make the Rockets, they are pretty deep, but there are few rosters out there still looking to sign young players and give them legit playing time. Or at least a chance to earn it

Surprised to see him sign in China, but you can't blame him for taking the security I guess. Don't know what these guys have been through

i think there are some team he can make the final roster
my guess he also want playing time to improve
cba may pay him more money than d-league