Lawal spent one season with Phoenix before heading overseas.
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The NBA invited 60 players from the NBA Development League to vie for spots on the team's regular season rosters, but there are plenty of other players invited that were sitting at home waiting for their next opportunity when the lockout ended earlier this month. Those players could end up back in the D-League, too, thanks to a loophole the D-League has once again decided to instill this season.
Fred Kerber reports that Jordan Williams' contract with Zastal in the Polish League will permit him to return to the NBA if the lockout ends and games begin. Williams agent, Andy Miller, announced the deal over the weekend and told Kerber that it is "a terrific opportunity" for the 6'10" Williams, the Nets second round pick.
Jordan Williams played Friday night in his native Connecticut, and although there are no boxscores to be found of the I-95 Pro Jam game in Bridgeport, Williams did make some news. Williams, who's been living at home with his family in Torrington, said he's starting to look at "overseas options."
Here's a nice piece from Paul Coro written a few days ago that gives us a little insight into Lawal's return from injury next season, and what he (Gani) believes we can expect from him.
Gani Lawal has been on assignment from the Phoenix Suns to the Iowa Energy since the D-League season began and, while he's never looked particularly impressive in my eyes during his Development League stint, he may have had the worst game any NBA-assigned player has ever had in Friday night's game against the Tulsa 66ers.