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Return of the Prodigal? Will Armor sign Terrence Williams?

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Terrence Williams, who had a tumultuous season and a half with the Nets before being traded in 2010,  may be returning to the Nets organization.  League source reports that the Springfileld Armor have "legitimate interest" in the 6'6" combo guard and could sign him next week. Significant Armor personnel moves are approved by the Nets front office and executed by Milton Lee, the Nets GM for minor league operations.

T-Will was drafted 11th by the Nets in 2009, and had an up-and-down rookie year, winning rookie of the month honors for April, when he also posted a triple -double. But he also got a reputation as a disruptive force, missing practices and even getting into a shouting match with a beat writer.

Since being traded to Houston (for two first round picks), Williams has not been able to stick with an NBA team, having been cut by the Rockets, Kings, Pistons and Celtics, where he was teammates with Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Last season, he played in both China as well as Boston. This season, he started out in Turkey with Turk Telekom, but left a few weeks ago.

Last week, the Boston Herald reported the Celtics wanted to sign Williams to a D-League contract with their Maine affiliate. The interest, the Herald reported, is mutual. But T-Will had to enter the D-Leagud player pool and must clear waivers before joining the Red Claws. One of the three teams who would have to pass on Williams is Springfield and they may take him.

In second year, just before he was traded, the Nets sent him to Springfield where he averaged a triple double in three games: 28.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 10.7 assists. The Armor, 2-10, are desperate for point guard help. Williams, now 26, has the Nets last triple double, a 27-13-10 game off the bench vs. Chicago on April 9, 2010.