Wiliams (knee) was released by the Warriors on Thursday, Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
It was likely a clean-up procedure for Williams, who previously underwent knee surgery earlier in his career and has seen his development hindered by myriad health issues. The former first-round pick was able to earn a partially guaranteed deal from the
Williams signed a partially guarenteed one-year deal with the Warriors on Monday, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.
Williams has played just 18 games over the past three season for three different squads including five games for the Grizzlies last season. The 27-year-old guard will provide depth for the Warriors, but it is very unlikely he cracks the rotation at any point.
Elliot Williams signed a contract with Panathinaikos of Greece on Tuesday, Sportando reports.
Williams previously appeared in five games for the Grizzlies this season, producing averages of 1.6 points and 0.8 assists in 9.2 minutes before he was released from his 10-day contract in January. He had since returned back to the D-League, where he was one of the circuit's leading scorers, but he'll now pursue a more lucrative payday in Europe. Look for Williams to return to the United States after the season with the hope of earning an invite to an NBA training camp in 2016-17.
Williams appeared in five games for the Grizzlies, tallying just eight total points over 46 minutes of action. The former first-round pick will likely return to the D-League -- where he was averaging 28.1 points and 5.8 assists in 16 games this season -- in hopes of piquing another team's interest.
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