Shawne Williams

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Shawne Williams
No. 43 – Miami Heat
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1986-02-16) February 16, 1986 (age 28)
Memphis, Tennessee
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolLaurinburg Institute
(Laurinburg, North Carolina)
CollegeMemphis (2005–2006)
NBA draft2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Pro career2006–present
Career history
2006–2008Indiana Pacers
2008–2010Dallas Mavericks
2010–2011New York Knicks
2011–2012New Jersey Nets
2013Guangzhou Liu Sui
2013–2014Los Angeles Lakers
2014Los Angeles D-Fenders
2014Los Angeles Lakers
2014–presentMiami Heat
 
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Shawne Williams
No. 43 – Miami Heat
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1986-02-16) February 16, 1986 (age 28)
Memphis, Tennessee
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolLaurinburg Institute
(Laurinburg, North Carolina)
CollegeMemphis (2005–2006)
NBA draft2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Pro career2006–present
Career history
2006–2008Indiana Pacers
2008–2010Dallas Mavericks
2010–2011New York Knicks
2011–2012New Jersey Nets
2013Guangzhou Liu Sui
2013–2014Los Angeles Lakers
2014Los Angeles D-Fenders
2014Los Angeles Lakers
2014–presentMiami Heat

Shawne Brian Williams (born February 16, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the NBA. He was originally selected 17th overall in the 2006 NBA Draft out of University of Memphis by the Indiana Pacers.

College career[edit]

In his freshman year of 2005–06 at Memphis, Williams averaged 13.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game while also averaging 1.4 steals and blocks, playing in 36 games while starting 34. He led all Conference USA freshmen in scoring and rebounding. Williams averaged 18.0 points and 6.7 rebounds in three games in the Conference USA tournament, being named the tournament MVP. He can also play at the guard position.

Professional career[edit]

Williams signed with the Indiana Pacers July 6, 2006. Williams scored 13 points in his NBA debut against the Chicago Bulls on December 11, 2006. He ranks second among Pacers rookies of all time with points scored in a rookie debut.

On October 10, 2008, Williams was traded to the Dallas Mavericks for Eddie Jones, two second-round draft picks and cash.[1]

On January 11, 2010, the Mavericks traded him and Kris Humphries to the New Jersey Nets for Eduardo Najera.[2] Four days later, the Nets waived Williams.[3]

On September 23, 2010, the New York Knicks signed Williams to a one-year contract.[4] Williams had his best season with New York, playing a key role off the bench for the team as the Knicks reached the 2011 NBA playoffs.

On December 15, 2011, the New Jersey Nets signed Williams to a two-year contract, beating the offer made by the New York Knicks.[5]

On March 15, 2012, the Nets traded Williams, Mehmet Okur, and a 2012 first-round draft pick to the Portland Trail Blazers for veteran small forward Gerald Wallace. Williams never appeared in a game for Portland.

In early 2013, he joined Guangzhou Liu Sui for the 2013 NBL season.

On September 3, 2013, Williams signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.[6] He was waived on January 7, 2014, the deadline before his contract would become guaranteed. The Lakers had injuries to guards Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Steve Blake, Jordan Farmar, and Xavier Henry, and wanted to free up Williams' roster spot and salary in the event they later need another replacement at guard.[7][8]

On January 27, 2014, he was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League.[9] On February 6, 2014, he re-signed with the Lakers to a 10-day contract.[10] He did not sign a second 10-day contract with the Lakers after his first 10-day contract expired. On February 19, 2014, he was re-acquired by the D-Fenders.

On August 1, 2014, Williams signed with the Miami Heat.[11]

Personal life[edit]

On September 11, 2007, Williams was arrested in Indianapolis, Indiana on a charge of possession of marijuana. Two passengers in Williams' car were also arrested. One was charged with possession of marijuana, the other was charged with possession of a stolen handgun.[12]

In January 2010, Williams was arrested in Memphis on felony drug charges for selling a codeine substance.[13] Williams later pleaded guilty in April to misdemeanor drug possession. He was placed on six months' probation, ordered to undergo mandatory drug testing, attend a drug offender school and make a $10,000 contribution to the Shelby County Drug Treatment Court. His legal situation cleared up quickly.

During the summer of 2010, Williams received training camp invitations from two teams: the New York Knicks and Charlotte Bobcats. Williams' older brother, who was murdered, last saw him play at the Madison Square Garden. As a result of this sentimental connection, Williams chose to attend the Knicks' training camp.[14]

On December 13, 2012, Williams was arrested again in Memphis on drug charges after a police officer smelled marijuana coming from a Porsche in a parking lot near a mall. In the car, officers found a partially smoked joint of marijuana, as well as another joint and a bottle of codeine cough syrup that was not prescribed to Williams.[15]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

Regular season[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2006–07Indiana46312.1.469.365.5501.8.5.1.23.9
2007–08Indiana65314.9.427.314.7172.7.9.4.46.7
2008–09Dallas15011.3.286.059.8183.1.1.1.62.8
2010–11New York641120.7.426.401.8373.7.7.6.87.1
2011–12New Jersey25620.6.286.241.7272.7.6.4.44.5
2013–14Los Angeles361320.9.380.326.7004.6.8.5.85.6
Career2513617.1.403.333.7333.1.7.4.55.7

Playoffs[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2011New York4025.3.417.429.7503.51.31.01.08.0
Career4025.3.417.429.7503.51.31.01.08.0

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