Williams was waived by the Nets on Friday, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Williams will head to waivers following Friday's roster move. If he passes through waivers unclaimed, he'll have a chance to join the Long Island Nets, Brooklyn's G-League affiliate.
Williams has signed a contract with the Nets, Nicola Lupo of Sportnado.com reports.
The deal is likely a training camp invite, and Williams will attempt to make the Nets' final roster. He's played 53 career games across two seasons, averaging 4.7 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.0 assist across 15.8 minutes.
Williams finished Sunday's loss to the Vipers with 21 points (7-17 FG, 5-15 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one block.
Williams took a bizarre 15 three-point attempts, nearly doubling his season average through 32 games with the Wolves. The G League veteran has connected a normally-reliable 36.5 percent from deep this year, so it's not entirely surprising to see the final box score Sunday, but even still, a more balanced effort might have helped Williams improve even more upon his 13.4 season average in points.
Williams (coach's decision) didn't leave the bench Sunday in the Timberwolves' 116-114 win over the Suns.
The Timberwolves promoted the two-way player from the G League's Iowa Wolves prior to the contest, but the game was too close for interim coach Ryan Saunders to justify calling on Williams off the bench. Williams hasn't logged any appearances at the NBA level since Nov. 9 and will probably only see action in garbage time whenever he dresses for games.
Williams and the Timberwolves agreed to a two-way contract on Tuesday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.
Williams spent 38 games with the Clippers last season, garnering 18.6 minutes per tilt due to the myriad of injuries in LA's backcourt. He averaged a modest 5.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists. In signing a two-way deal with Minnesota, Williams will spend the majority of the season in the G-League, but is allowed 45 days at the NBA level. In 16 G-League tilts last year, he averaged 16.5 points on 37.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc.
Williams is expected to be waived by the Clippers, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Williams was on a two-way contract with the Clippers last season and ultimately appeared in 38 games for the team. The 28-year-old ended up playing a quality supporting role in Los Angeles next season, averaging 5.5 points per game off the bench, and he should be able to latch onto another franchise before the start of training camp.
Williams tallied 5.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists across 38 games played with the Clippers in 2017-18.
Williams was a moderate contributor off the bench for coach Doc Rivers and the Clippers during his rookie season as he mostly scored in single digits all season long. On Jan. 2 against Memphis, though, the North Carolina State product erupted for 18 points in what was the best game of his career by far. Williams may be looking for a new team next season, as his two-way contract with the Clippers expired this year.
Williams went for 10 points (5-12 FG, 0-5 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 30 minutes during Monday's 113-100 loss to the Pelicans.
Williams drew the start with Milos Teodosic (foot), Austin Rivers (elbow), and Lou Williams (ankle) all sidelined. The 28-year-old rookie wing should probably be expected to see similar playing time during Wednesday's season finale versus the Lakers.
Williams will enter the starting five for Monday's game against the Pelicans, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.
The Clippers are set to be without the likes of Milos Teodosic (foot), Austin Rivers (elbow) and Lou Williams (ankle) on Monday, so Williams will pick up the start in the backcourt alongside Tyrone Wallace. Both Williams and Wallace should be set for significant workloads, though Wallace has more upside between the two. Either way, Williams should be set for a temporary uptick in production, which could extend through Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Lakers if the Clippers take a cautious approach with their veterans.
Williams will pick up the spot start Tuesday against the Spurs, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.
The Clippers are set to be without Danilo Gallinari (hand) on Tuesday, so Williams will get the call to jump into the top unit in his place. Williams was a DNP-CD in Sunday's contest, so his elevation to the top unit should mean a significant bump in playing time and production. Along with Williams, Wesley Johnson and Sindarius Thornwell should see an uptick in minutes with Gallinari on the sidelines.
Williams was recalled from the G-League on Monday, Elliott Teaford of Southern California News Group reports.
Both Williams and Tyrone Wallace had used up all 45 eligible days at the NBA level on their two-way contracts and were delegated to the G-League earlier this month. However, after the completion of the G-League regular season over the weekend, Williams is now eligible to rejoin the Clippers and remain there for the rest of the 2017-18 campaign. He'll slot in as depth on the wing, though is unlikely to receive more than a handful of minutes off the bench if the Clippers remain healthy over the final few weeks of the season.
Williams produced 35 points (13-29 FG, 9-21 3Pt), five assists, four rebounds, one steal and one block during Tuesday's 109-107 win over the Oklahoma City Blue.
Tuesday's scoring performance was a new season high for Williams, as the knocked down nine three-point shots on an astonishing 21 attempts. The 6-5 guard has been inconsistent in his ability to score at a constant rate this season though, as he was coming off back-to-back games in which he scored eight and nine points respectively. Currently, the North Carolina State product is averaging 14.9 points and 3.7 rebounds through 11 games played for Agua Caliente.
Williams recorded 26 points (10-19 FG, 6-11 3Pt), four rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal during Thursday's 108-104 loss at South Bay.
Williams' 26 points Thursday were a new season high for the guard who has been an inconsistent scorer for Agua Caliente this season. The 28-year-old's average of 14.2 points per game may seem impressive but that is usually due to Williams having a great game, commonly reaching the 20-point mark, followed by a very poor game in single digits.
Williams finished with nine points (1-8 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 7-7 FT), four rebounds and three assists during Thursday's 113-105 win over the visiting Vipers.
This was the third time this season in which Williams has shot below 19 percent, but was able to get to the free-throw line and convert all of his attempts. The former North Carolina State guard is averaging 13.0 points and 3.7 rebounds across 10 games played.
Williams was reassigned to the G-League on Saturday.
As a two-way contract, Williams was only eligible to spend 45 days with the Clippers, and Friday's win over the Knicks represented his final day. Due in large part to injuries, the NC State product was thrust into a much larger role this season, routinely topping 20 minutes while fluctuating between shooting guard and small forward. Williams' future with the Clippers is somewhat crowded, as the team also has to decide if it wants to keep Tyrone Wallace -- another two-way player -- around long-term.
Williams tallied six points (3-8 FG, 0-4 3Pt) and one assist across 21 minutes in Wednesday's 105-92 loss to the Rockets.
Summoned from the G-League earlier in the day, Williams took a turn as the starting small forward in place of Danilo Gallinari (hand) and was serviceable in a complementary role. The 28-year-old has shuffled between Agua Caliente and the NBA club this season, turning in a handful of double-digit scoring efforts for the latter. Given the uncertainty regarding Gallinari's latest injury, it remains to be seen how long Williams' current stay will last.
Williams has been called up from the G-League's Ontario Aqua Caliente Clippers and will start Wednesday against the Rockets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
With Danilo Gallinari out, C.J. Williams will move into the starting lineup for the Clippers. It's uncertain if Williams will stick to the main roster once Gallinari returns, but for now, he will compete with Wesley Johnson for minutes at the three. In 26 games on the main roster, Williams is averaging 6.4 points and 1.7 rebound over 20.8 minutes.
Williams put up 20 points (8-20 FG, 4-11 3Pt), seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block across 33 minutes before fouling out of the G League's Ontario Agua Caliente Clippers' 117-112 loss to the Sioux Falls Skyforce on Monday.
Williams hasn't appeared for the NBA team since Jan. 10 after sustained a right ankle sprain, but the injury looks to be behind him at this point. He's made three appearances for the G League affiliate in February and looks like he'll stick around with Ontario Agua Caliente until further notice with the NBA team well stocked on backcourt depth.
The Clippers assigned Williams to the G League's Agua Caliente Clippers on Saturday.
The Clippers haven't formally announced their plans for Williams this week, but his demotion to the G League likely signals that he'll remain unavailable for at least Monday's game against the Rockets, marking his third consecutive absence. Even if Williams recovers from the right ankle sprain in short order, the Clippers have some incentive to keep him in the G League with the two-way guard rapidly closing in on 45 days of NBA service time. Once Williams reaches that benchmark, the Clippers would have to sign him to a standard contract for the rest of the season or cut him loose. The 27-year-old has impressed in his five appearances with the Clippers in January with 11.4 points in 28.2 minutes per game on 54.8 percent shooting from the field and 42.1 percent shooting beyond the arc, but his window for extended playing time has probably closed with Milos Teodosic and Blake Griffin having since recovered from their respective injuries and returned to action.
X-rays came back negative on Williams' sprained right ankle, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Williams sprained his right ankle during Wednesday night's matchup with the Warriors and has been ruled out of Thursday's matchup with the Kings. While the X-rays came back negative, he will undergo an MRI on Friday to get a better look at the ankle. At this time, Williams should be considered questionable for Saturday's matchup with the Kings with more information to come after the MRI.
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|2008-09||North Carolina State||25||365||33||77||42.9||16||44||36.4||10||17||58.8||92||3.7|
|2009-10||North Carolina State||35||685||62||154||40.3||11||48||22.9||15||21||71.4||150||4.3|
|2010-11||North Carolina State||31||546||62||134||46.3||6||27||22.2||15||22||68.2||145||4.7|
|2011-12||North Carolina State||37||1150||158||316||50.0||34||99||34.3||42||52||80.8||392||10.6|
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|2008-09||North Carolina State||25||365||26||1.0||18||0.7||8||0.3||10||0.4||14|
|2009-10||North Carolina State||35||685||68||1.9||45||1.3||15||0.4||15||0.4||43|
|2010-11||North Carolina State||31||546||48||1.5||35||1.1||15||0.5||7||0.2||27|
|2011-12||North Carolina State||37||1150||78||2.1||66||1.8||40||1.1||14||0.4||46|