From starting on Christmas Day to just a few weeks later getting the pink slip, such is life for Shawne Williams.
The Lakers have waived Shawne Williams, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
January 7th is always an important day for NBA rosters as it’s the day non-guaranteed contracts become fully guaranteed for the remainder of the season, so Williams will certainly not be the lone player to find himself on the outside looking in today.
A first round draft pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, Williams had been out of the league since the ’11-12 season though seemingly found a role on the Lakers as a reserve, appearing in 32 games for the club.
But with the Lakers getting somewhat healthy and dealing with a financial crunch, the team felt it was best to part ways with the 27-year-old veteran. They also have apparent interested in free agents like Hedo Turkoglu, which could have also prompted such a move.
It’s possible Williams will latch on to another team given his relatively solid play with Los Angeles this season.