The Sacramento Kings plan to sign Small Forward Troy Williams to a two-way contract once he clears waivers, according to Michael Scotto of The Athletic:
Forward Troy Williams is planning to sign a two-way deal with the Sacramento Kings, league sources told The Athletic. Williams was waived by the Pelicans and still needs to clear waivers.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) October 18, 2018
Williams played college ball for the Indiana Hoosiers, averaging 13 points and 6 boards in his junior season, but his inability to combine his athleticism with reliable basketball skills saw him fall out of favor with NBA teams, and he went undrafted as a result. In the post-draft world, the 23-year old has bounced between several G League and NBA teams, including the Iowa Energy, Memphis Grizzlies, and Houston Rockets during the 2016-2017 season, as well as the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, a second stint with the Houston Rockets, and most recently with the New York Knicks in the 2017-2018 campaign. Williams averaged 7.5 points, 3.5 boards, and 0.9 assists, while shooting 49% from the floor and 33% from three-point range in 17 minutes per game for the Knicks in the latter part of last season.
Troy Williams fits a need for the Sacramento Kings, as the hole at the three-spot was recently mentioned by Vlade Divac, and he’ll join Wenyen Gabriel as a fringe player who might find some spot minutes at wing for a team lacking a quality small forward.