Oct 29, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers small forward Shawne Williams (3) blocks a shot by Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (32) in the second half of the game at Staples Center. Lakers won 116-103. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers waive Shawne Williams


From starting on Christmas Day to just a few weeks later getting the pink slip, such is life for Shawne Williams.

According to Yahoo Sports, the Los Angeles Lakers waived the forward on Tuesday morning:

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.

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