Williams spent last season with the Utah Jazz and averaged a solid 12.9 points and 6.2 assists per game. He started all 46 games he played in, too, but unfortunately sat out nearly half the year with a thumb injury and is now looking for a new home as a free agent.
If things work out between Williams and Memphis, he would likely come off the bench behind Mike Conley as added offensive firepower. The 30-year-old combo guard shot 38 percent from beyond the arc for Utah and Memphis desperately needs a reliable shooter to take some of the load off of Quincy Pondexter.
Veteran leadership would be another plus for the Grizzlies, according to SB Nation's Memphis blog Grizzly Bear Blues:
What is really encouraging about this move is that the Grizzlies are trying to actually, possibly, theoretically, hopefully address the backup point guard spot that has haunted us for years. After literally pulling players off their couches in 2012 and 2013 (Arenas, Dooling), we may be looking forward to seeing what a veteran backup can do with an entire training camp/season to gel with the team.
Oh, and clutch plays like this wouldn't hurt either:
After working out for several teams, including both that played in the NBA Finals, Greg Oden could decide who to sign with this week, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst. The former top pick has suffered through an injury-plagued start to his career while undergoing five separate knee surgeries, but reports indicate he's in good shape and moving well this summer after not appearing in an NBA game since the 2009-10 season with the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Miami Heat are looking for size to accompany their Big Three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh and, as Windhorst points out, the Bulls and Nets will both be major Eastern Conference threats next season with tough frontcourts. Oden's defensive ability would be a plus, then, as Miami look for its third straight NBA Championship and fourth consecutive Eastern Conference championship.
Assuming Oden can stay healthy, which is a huge assumption, he would likely fit in well with the San Antonio Spurs, too. The 25-year-old big man and Tim Duncan could create a dominant front line for San Antonio and, as Duncan gets older, it'd be nice to have another cornerstone big to help fill his shoes.
Former Cleveland Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson turned himself in to New Orleans police Monday after being charged with second degree battery. The 27-year-old is currently a free agent after starting three games and averaging 5.4 points for the Cavs last season.
Reports indicate that the incident allegedly took place at the Essence music festival where Gibson is accused of punching another man in the jaw during an argument at a nightclub. Court records show he posted a $20,000 bond for his release shortly after turning himself in to authorities.
Brandon Jennings has "strongly considered" picking up Milwaukee's qualifying offer for next year, according to HoopsWorld's Steve Kyler. That would make Jennings an unrestricted free agent after the season, but he wouldn't get the long-term security he'd receive if he signs the Bucks' current offer.
The qualifying offer is worth $4.53 million and, since Jennings is a restricted free agent, Milwaukee can match any other offer he receives. Jennings is reportedly looking for much more money, possibly between $11 and $12 million, but the Bucks are reportedly not willing to offer that this offseason.