Alan WiIliams, the G League’s top rebounder who was waived last week so he could get a big deal in China, has had a change of mind.
Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news first.
After complications finalizing a new China Basketball Association contract, center Alan Williams has decided to re-sign with the Brooklyn Nets on a two-way contract, league sources tell ESPN. He’s expected to be dressed for game against Toronto on Friday.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 10, 2019
NetsDaily later confirmed it as did Williams...
God couldn’t make it clearer where I’m supposed to be! Blessed to be a part of the Nets organization again! #WeGoHard— BigSauce (@alantwilliams) January 10, 2019
According to reports in international hoops media, Williams, 25, had been in talks with Xinjiang Flying Tigers after being waived by the Nets. NBA teams have until January 15 to sign —or in this case— re-sign players to two-way deals.
The decision to bring back Williams eliminates the possibility of signing Paul Zipser, the former Bull SF, to a two-way deal, according to Sportando, the European hoops site.
Nets will not sign Paul Zipser anymore to a two-way contract https://t.co/duYKVLPZyK— Emiliano Carchia (@Carchia) January 10, 2019
Williams has yet to play for Brooklyn. In 17 games, Williams, known as Big Sauce, had averaged 21 points and 14.7 rebounds, the league high, while shooting 52 percent. In recent games, he’s taken to shooting three-pointers, hitting 2-of-4 in last two games.