The Portland Trail Blazers have reportedly acquired free agent big man J.J. Hickson off of waivers.
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On the first day of practice and fresh off signing a $6.15 million, two year deal, Shawne Williams hurt his ankle and by over compensating to ease the pain is now in a situation where he knows he won't ever be 100 per cent this season and may in fact have to seek surgery during the season.
With the signing of Kris Humphries, the Nets have helped solve their forward problem, but are waiting to see when Shawne Williams might be able to take the court. Shawne Williams has been laid low by the flu and unless he gets better soon, he's unlikely for the season opener.
Shawne Williams admits it will be weird Saturday afternoon when takes the floor at the Prudential Center and looks down the other end of the court and sees the team that gave him a second chance last season. Less than 48 hours after agreeing to terms with the Nets, he will be facing his old team, the Knicks.
Free agent Shawne Williams' list of possible teams is down to three: the Knicks, Nets and Warriors. Williams could be affected by Jamal Crawford's decision, which is expected Wednesday. The Knicks only have their $2.5 million exception to offer either Williams or Crawford, who has bigger offers from Portland and Sacramento.
"Shw" is the abbreviation the NBA uses to distinquish Shawne Williams from Shelden "Shl" Williams in boxscores when the they've played against each other. Nets might be using both those abbreviations in boxscores every night. Al Iannazzone tweets that the Nets remain "very much in play" for the Knicks' three-point specialist.