Thunder Sign Reggie Williams
The Thunder have called up 6-6 shooting guard Reggie Williams from the Tulsa 66ers. Williams has been outstanding in Tulsa, averaging 21.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. He's also hitting almost 40 percent of his threes.
This last week he was named the D-League's Performer of the Week for averaging 25.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists in helping the 66ers to a 3-0 record.
Williams has bounced around a little. He has four years of NBA experience playing for the Golden State Warriors and the Charlotte Bobcats. The Houston Rockets signed him to a training camp deal but cut him before the season started.
He's a 37.1 percent 3-point shooter for his career and has made 52.2 percent of his two-point tries.
Scouts rate Williams as a pretty good passer too but his problems are at the other end of the floor. He's never been regarded as a very good defender.
The Thunder obviously think they may be able to hide him on defense during some potential spot duty.
Thunder head coach Scott Brooks has been saying since Thabo Sefolosha got hurt that he plans to tinker with the shooting guard position to a certain extent. Williams would appear to be a part of that experiment.
The Thunder is full up now at 15 players, though two of them, Sefolosha and Kendrick Perkins, aren't available because of their injuries.
Williams is flying to Phoenix and should be in uniform tonight.