News: Veteran forward Sean Williams is the latest NBA player to jump overseas after signing a contract to play in China. Williams was released by the Rockets after being acquired in an offseason deal with the Celtics.
Analysis: Williams, a former standout at Boston College, has played for two different teams during his lackluster NBA career. But his minutes have gradually decreased every season since he played in 73 games during his rookie campaign. Leave him untouched in all Fantasy formats.
News: The Celtics finalized a sign-and-trade deal for free-agent guard Courtney Lee, in which they sent ETwaun Moore, JaJuan Johnson, Sean Williams and a second-round pick to Houston, as well as forward Sasha Pavlovic to Portland for the right to sign Lee to a four-year contract.
Analysis: Williams is a 25-year-old forward who has yet to establish himself as a full-time player in five seasons in the NBA. He scored just 40 points in 11 games last season, and may not even make it to training camp with the Rockets, so ignore him in all formats on Draft Day.
News: The Boston Celtics signed forward Sean Williams, the team announced Friday. To make room on the roster for Williams, the Celtics waived center Jermaine O'Neal, who underwent season-ending surgery in March.
Analysis: Williams appeared in eight games for Dallas this season, averaging 3.6 points and 1.6 rebounds per game. He is not expected to see a major role with Boston and should not be considered a worthwhile option in any Fantasy formats.
News: Dallas power forward Sean Williams was sent back to the D-League on Wednesday. Williams will rejoin the Texas Legends.
Analysis: Williams is no longer on the Maverics' roster. He'll wrap up his season with the Legends and go from there. Williams will not be back in the NBA this season and has no Fantasy value at this time.
News: Dallas assigned power forward Sean Williams to the Texas Legends of the D-League on Tuesday, reports ESPN.com. This is likely because both Brendan Haywood and Brandan Wright are healthy.
Analysis: Williams was averaging 3.8 points and 1.8 rebounds over 11.3 minutes per game over his previous five contests with Dallas. Back in the D-League, Williams has little Fantasy value.
News: The Mavericks have assigned F Sean Williams to the D-League Texas Legends on Friday, along with recently-acquired F Yi Jianlian. Williams has appeared in three games for the Mavericks this season, and the 25-year old has averaged 4.7 points-per game in those games.
Analysis: Williams played for the Legends last season in the D-League, appearing in 49 games and averaging 14.4 points and 9.4 rebounds-per game while there. This will be his third stint in the Developmental league, and he will have to show that he can continue to progress as a player for the Mavericks to bring him back up. With his demotion, he has no Fantasy value right now.
News: The Dallas Mavericks reached an agreement Monday to sign former first-round draft choice F Sean Williams, according to ESPN.com. Williams, who was the 17th overall selection by New Jersey in the 2007 NBA Draft, is expected to join the team Wednesday after securing his release from a team in Israel. The deal is reportedly over two years with only a partial guarantee for the second season.
Analysis: Williams will help fill the void in the Mavericks' frontcourt left by Tyson Chandler. He has been out of the NBA since 2010 and played in the Developmental League last year. He averaged 14.4 points and 9.4 rebounds with Frisco to earn a spot in the D-League All-Star Game. However, he is not expected to replicate that production with Dallas and should not be considered a worthwhile option in Fantasy drafts for 2011-12.
News: The Dallas Mavericks have acquired Eduardo Najera from the New Jersey Nets in exchange for forwards Kris Humphries and Shawne Williams. They then decided to waive F Sean Williams.
Analysis: Williams was dropped in order to make room for the extra player acquired in the deal. Clearly, he is not a player who should be owned in any Fantasy league.
News: The Nets have exercised contract options on starters Courtney Lee, Brook Lopez and Yi Jianlian for the 2010-11 seasons. The Nets on Thursday also declined to exercise the fourth-year contract option on forward Sean Williams, the team's first-round draft pick in 2007 and the 17th pick overall. The options that the Nets picked up on Lopez and Lee were for their third seasons. Lopez will earn $2.41 million, while Lee will get $1.34 million. The option on Yi is for his fourth season and it will earn him just over $4 million. Williams would have earned $2.5 million had the team pick up his fourth-year option.
Analysis: Williams is not a relevant Fantasy player and should not be owned in any Fantasy format.
News: The Newark Star-Ledger reports that Sean Williams' court case in Colorado is on hold until May, when the Nets center is required to attend a depositional conference and discuss a possible resolution with the Douglas County district attorney. Contrary to numerous reports, Williams has yet to enter a plea for criminal mischief and disorderly conduct charges stemming from an incident at a cell phone store on March 16.
Analysis: Until then, the report adds, Williams will do several things in the short term: He will re-enroll at Boston College to pursue his degree, he will work with a nonprofit initiative for disadvantaged youth and he will get anger management counseling. As far as his Fantasy value is concerned, there is none at this time.
News: Nets C Sean Williams was active Sunday against Cleveland after completing his two-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team, but coach Lawrence Frank opted to keep Josh Boone as the backup. Williams was suspended after he was arrested Monday at a cellphone store in a mall in suburban Denver on suspicion of disorderly conduct and felony criminal mischief.
Analysis: Williams has minimal Fantasy value at this time and should not be owned in any leagues despite being put on the active roster. Ignore him in all leagues at this time.
News: Nets backup C Sean Williams sat out the final game of a two-game suspension on Friday. The team handed it down after he was arrested in Colorado on Monday for a disorderly conduct charge.
Analysis: Williams is averaging 2.5 points in 30 games this year. He is a long way away from contributing in Fantasy leagues and Fantasy owners should stay away from him, especially that he cannot seem to stay out of trouble.
News: Center Sean Williams has been suspended by the New Jersey Nets two days after he was arrested in Denver. The Nets announced the two-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team Wednesday. Williams was arrested Monday at a cell phone store in a mall in suburban Denver. Police said he got into an argument with a clerk and threw a computer monitor. Williams was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and felony criminal mischief. Williams is averaging 2.5 points in 30 games this season. He didn't play Monday night against the Nuggets and will miss Wednesday's game at New York and Friday's home game against Miami.
Analysis: Williams is averaging 2.5 points in 30 games this year. Williams is a long way away from contributing in Fantasy leagues and Fantasy owners should stay away from him, especially that he cannot seem to stay out of trouble.
News: New Jersey Nets forward Sean Williams was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and felony criminal mischief Monday after an altercation at a cell phone store in a mall in suburban Lone Tree. He wasn't available to play against the Denver Nuggets on Monday night. Nets general manager Kiki Vandeweghe said the team was aware of the incident and looking into it.
Analysis: Williams is averaging 2.5 points in 30 games this year. Williams is a long way away from contributing in Fantasy leagues and Fantasy owners should stay away from him, especially that he cannot seem to stay out of trouble.
News: A trespassing charge against New Jersey Nets forward Sean Williams was dropped after Boston College coach Al Skinner intervened. Williams, a former Boston College player, was arrested by campus police after arriving to watch the Eagles play Duke on Feb. 15. Williams had been served with a permanent no-trespassing order in May.
Analysis: The Suffolk County district attorney dropped the case Thursday after getting a letter from Skinner saying he'd invited Williams to the game and was unaware of the no-trespass order. Williams, who appeared in a Boston court on Thursday, refused to comment. He is a long way away from contributing in Fantasy leagues as he is playing in the NBDL and Fantasy owners should stay away from him.
News: The New York Daily News reports that Sean Williams was arrested on the Boston College campus on Sunday as he was trying to get into the game between his former team and Duke. Williams has a restraining order that is to prevent him from entering the campus. An arraignment is scheduled for later this month.
Analysis: Boston College coach Al Skinner said he does not know why the restraining order was put in place but that it has nothing to do with Williams being dismissed from his team two years ago following some discipline issues, including marijuana use. In fact, Skinner had no idea Williams was banded from campus, or he would have told his former player to stay away. Williams is a long way away from contributing in Fantasy leagues as he is playing in the NBDL and Fantasy owners should stay away from him.
News: According to The Sports Xchange, Nets F Sean Williams made his first game appearance since Dec. 12 when he played four minutes of garbage time Wednesday at Washington. Williams, who was dropped from the rotation early in the season and then assigned to the D-League, had been recalled a week and a half ago, but sat on the bench, unused or inactive.
Analysis: Williams has minimal Fantasy value at this time and should not be owned in any leagues despite getting into the game on Wednesday. Leave him on waivers.
News: The New York Post reports Thursday that the Nets have recalled Sean Williams from the D-League. In eight games with Colorado, Williams averaged 9.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.88 blocks in 25.9 minutes. He scored 27 in one game and had 16 rebounds twice.
Analysis: Williams has minimal Fantasy value at this time and should not be owned in any leagues despite being recalled.
News: The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Bulls "might be close" to trading veteran guard Larry Hughes to the Nets for Bobby Simmons. A league source confirmed a report in the Bergen County Record that the teams have had serious trade talks. It's up to the Nets to sign off, and the deal will get done. The Bulls also might get former Michigan State guard Maurice Ager in the trade to help come close to the money owed Hughes, per NBA rules. The Nets wanted to include forward Sean Williams, but the Bulls reportedly had no interest in the 6-10, 235-pounder who has played in only 16 games this season, averaging 1.6 points and 2.1 rebounds.
Analysis: Williams is currently in the NBDL and has fallen out of favor in New Jersey. In 16 appearances with the Nets this season, he averaged just 11.1 minutes and the additions of Yi Jianlian and rookie Brook Lopez have made him obsolete. Leave him off Fantasy rosters for now, obviously.
News: The New Jersey Nets assigned former first-round draft pick Sean Williams to the Colorado 14ers of the NBA Development League on Monday. The 6-foot-10 second-year center, who was drafted No. 17 overall in 2007, averaged 1.6 points and 2.1 rebounds in 11 minutes per game this season. He last played Dec. 12, going scoreless in six minutes in a 101-79 loss to Toronto. As a rookie last season, Williams appeared in 73 games, starting 16, and averaged 5.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 17.5 minutes per game.
Analysis: Williams has minimal Fantasy value at this time and should not be owned in any leagues since he's out of the NBA right now.
News: According to The Sports Xchange, PF Sean Williams is getting time as backup center with Josh Boone sitting. "Coach (Frank) tells me to keep working hard and Rod (team president Thorn) and Kiki (GM Vandeweghe) tell me to keep working hard," said Williams. "We gave Sean an opportunity to try to take those minutes. He did some good things. (Swift) came back, finally got healthy and we gave him an opportunity and in a limited sample he has done a pretty good job," Frank said.
Analysis: He is splitting time as backup center with Stromile Swift, so don't expect too much from him, especially when Boone gets back. Leave him on waivers.
News: Nets PF Sean Williams made his season debut in the second quarter Tuesday against the Suns and scored 16 seconds later. He finished with three points and two rebounds in nine minutes.
Analysis: Williams likely won't play enough to have an impact in Fantasy -- not with the Nets' logjam in the frontcourt. Leave him on waivers in all but the deepest of Fantasy leagues.
News: Nets F Sean Williams averaged 1.5 blocks in 73 appearances during his rookie season -- including 29 starts. Perhaps his most impressive game of the season came on Dec. 18 against Sacramento when he had eight blocks to go with 11 points, seven rebounds and an assist.
Analysis: Williams had games like that from time to time, but was far too erratic to rely upon as a regular Fantasy starter. The Nets have a bit of a logjam in the front court with Nenad Krstic, Josh Boone and Williams all being power forward types that are too small to rely upon as solid centers. The team has gone with Boone at the five and Krstic at the four with Williams coming off the bench. Next season, Williams should see some improvement and will be a sleeper for blocks and rebounds off the bench should he approach 20-25 minutes per game.
News: Nets F/C Sean Williams played just 2 minutes in Thursday's game against Milwaukee. He has played just 7 minutes combined over his last two games.
Analysis: Williams is now caught in a bad spot behind several big men. Nenad Krstic is starting at power forward again and the team has Stromile Swift, DeSagana Diop and Josh Boone to mix in. Until he starts to see more playing time again, he's a bad Fantasy option.
News: Nets F Sean Williams has come off the bench for seven straight games and after a strong start as a reserve again, Williams has struggled in his last three games -- which also show a drip in playing time. In his first four games after Nenad Krstic went back as a starter, Williams shot .792 (19-of-24) while averaging 10.5 points and 5.0 rebounds. In his last three games, Williams has shot .250 (2-of-8) while averaging 2.3 points, 3.3 rebounds.
Analysis: Williams is a low-end Fantasy option at this time. He should only be owned in keeper leagues for the time being.
News: Nets F/C Sean Williams had 17 points and 10 rebounds in Friday's Rookie-Sophomore game in New Orleans as part of All-Star Weekend. He also had a steal and was 8-for-11 from the field.
Analysis: Williams continues to play a nice role off the bench for the Nets, but his role could be changing soon. Should the Nets and Mavericks ever agree on their stalled deal to send Jason Kidd to Dallas, Williams may be getting more competition for minutes from DeSagana Diop.
News: Nets F/C Sean Williams had 8 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks, an assist and a steal in 26 minutes off the bench Wednesday in a blowout loss at Toronto. He shot 4-for-5 from the field.
Analysis: Williams continues to play a nice role off the bench for tne Nets, but his role could be changing soon. The Nets agreed in principle to a deal that would ship Jason Kidd to the Nets along with Malik Allen. Such a trade would bring DeSagana Diop to the Nets, creating even more competition for minutes in a front court that has already recently added Stromile Swift and recovered Nenad Krstic from a knee injury. The deal, as of Wednesday night, was being held up due to a no-trade clause in the contract of Devean George.
News: Nets PF Sean Williams, confined to the bench with the return of Nenad Krstic, had 15 points and seven rebounds in 26 minutes Sunday against the Mavericks. He had 11 points and six rebounds his last time out.
Analysis: Fortunately, Williams still plays a big enough role in the rotation to factor in Fantasy. His handful of points and rebounds each night makes him a decent matchups type.
News: The Nets moved PF Sean Williams out of the starting lineup Friday at Charlotte, replacing him with Nenad Krstic. He finished with 11 points and six rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: The Nets will increase Krstic's minutes gradually as he works his way back from rehabbing his knee, meaning Williams' Fantasy value will fall gradually. He didn't have much to begin with, so you likely can just leave him on waivers in your league.
News: Nets PF Sean Williams scored four points on 2 of 7 shooting from the field Wednesday against the Magic. He also had four rebounds, three offensive, in just 14 minutes. He did start the game.
Analysis: Williams hasn't played more than 25 minutes in his last four games and has played under 20 in two of those contests. His playing time might continue to drop now that Stromile Swift is a Net. Williams remains just a low-end Fantasy flier at this time.
News: Nets PF Sean Williams had eight points and 12 rebounds in 22 minutes Sunday at Minnesota, nearly giving him two double-doubles in the last six games.
Analysis: Double-doubles are a big deal for Williams, which probably tells you something about his Fantasy value. Contributing a few points and rebounds here and there, he remains a low-end forward.
News: Nets F/C Sean Williams had just six points and six rebounds in Thursday's loss at Golden State. He played just 16 minutes due to foul trouble.
Analysis: Williams has been a very nice find off the waiver wire in larger leagues, but the rookie is still very inconsistent and he gets into foul trouble often. When he doesn't, he's a nice rebounder and an excellent shot blocker.
News: Nets PF Sean Williams had 12 points Sunday at Phoenix, marking the third straight game in which he's scored in double figures. He also had four rebounds.
Analysis: Williams also had a double-double during that stretch, but don't get too excited. He averages only 7.5 points per game. Use him as a low-end Fantasy forward.
News: Nets PF Sean Williams had 11 points and 11 rebounds with six blocked shots in Saturday's overtime loss at the Clippers.
Analysis: Williams has been a blocking fool of late. He's had at least a block in five straight games and is averaging over two blocks in each of his appearances. He's getting regular minutes as the team's starting power forward and is worthy of use as a low-end Fantasy starter.
News: Nets PF Sean Williams scored the first six points of Wednesday's game against the Knicks and opened with 10 points in the first quarter. However, he scored just six points the remainder of the way. He also had five rebounds while shooting 7 of 10 from the field. Williams has hit double figures in three of the last six games.
Analysis: Williams got off to a fast start Wednesday, but then cooled off the remainder of the game. The rookie continues to throw out erratic performances, but every can see the potential when he takes the court. He remains a low-end Fantasy option at this time.
News: Nets rookie PF Sean Williams scored 15 points, the second-highest total of his career, Saturday at Atlanta. He also pulled down five rebounds.
Analysis: At first thought, the scoring increase coincided with Malik Allen's absence due to back soreness, but Williams still only played 24 minutes. Regardless, continue to think of the rookie as nothing more than a low-end Fantasy option.
News: Nets PF Sean Williams had just two points, two assists and six rebounds in Wednesday's win at Orlando. He had brought down 10 rebounds in back-to-back games previously.
Analysis: Williams continues to start at power forward for the Nets and should continue to do so for as long as Nenad Krstic remains sidelined. He's a rookie, and his outputs will be inconsistent, but he will see around 25-35 minutes per night and is eligible at center in leagues that use multiple positions. Consider him worthy of use as a No. 4 guard or No. 2 center in deeper leagues.
News: Nets PF Sean Williams scored 14 points with 10 rebounds in Friday's win over Washington for his first career double-double. The 10 rebounds were a career high. He also blocked five shots.
Analysis: Williams rolled his right ankle early in the third. He headed to the locker room but returned to the bench several minutes later. Williams has been playing better and better and the rookie is entrenched in the starting lineup with Nenad Krstic sidelined with a knee injury. He's definitely worth an add in all Fantasy formats as at least a potential stopgap.
News: Nets PF Sean Williams got his second consecutive start Thursday at Miami, scoring six points with four rebounds and a steal. Head coach Lawrence Frank said after the game that he would continue to start both Williams and Josh Boone.
Analysis: Williams, who had eight blocks in Tuesday's game vs. the Kings, is an interesting pick up in Fantasy leagues. He's eligible at center in leagues with multiple positions and should get a chance for pretty good minutes. On Thursday, he got into early foul trouble and sat for the entire second quarter. Consider him a decent add in leagues of 12-plus teams for now.
News: Nets PF Sean Williams had 11 points and seven rebounds in his third start of the season Tuesday against the Kings. He replaced Malik Allen in the lineup.
Analysis: Williams, a rookie, played a career-high 42 minutes, but he didn't do much with them. He's worth a flier if he remains unowned in your Fantasy league, though, just in case he continues to start.
News: Nets coach Lawrence Frank will bench unproductive big men Jason Collins and Malik Allen in favor of athletic, energetic youngsters Josh Boone and Sean Williams for Tuesday night's game with the Kings. "We're searching for different combinations. I don't really think it's a slight on (Collins) or Malik or Jamaal (Magloire). We're just trying to see if these guys can bring a different dynamic," Frank said. "Hopefully you have some athleticism, shot blocking. Offensively in getting two bigs who run the floor maybe try and get some easier baskets."
Analysis: The Nets have lost six of their last eight games and Frank is trying to get something going in order to possibly save his job. Allen and Collins are averaging 5.0 points and 1.2 points respectively, which isn't exactly what you want out of starting guys, while Boone and Williams have started only two games between them. Like Frank, you should be benching Allen and Collins, and we would suggest picking up Boone and Williams just to see what kind of minutes they get this week before possibly starting them next week.
News: The Newark Star-Ledger reports that head coach Lawrence Frank may be thinking about a new starting lineup that would include Josh Boone and Sean Williams rather than Malik Allen and Jason Collins.
Analysis: Boone and Williams should be scooped up if available, while Allen and Collins are not worth owning even if they remain in the starting lineup. The two young players have nice upside.
News: Nets F Sean Williams has not played in back-to-back games.
Analysis: Williams peaked in mid November when Nenad Krstic went down with an injury, but has seen his playing time and production diminish ever since. He's still a talented young big man who has some developing to do in this league. Leave him stashed away in larger leagues only.
News: Nets PF Sean Williams made his second consecutive start at power forward in Monday's loss at Utah. He scored 10 points with four rebounds and three blocks.
Analysis: Williams had 22 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in his first start in place of the struggling Nenad Krstic. Krstic is still recovering slowly from knee surgery and it could provide a major opportunity for Williams to contribute lines like Monday's on a regular basis. He's worth an add in leagues of 10-plus teams as at least a reserve.
News: First-round draft pick Sean Williams has signed with the New Jersey Nets. As the 17th pick, Williams will earn $1,180,500 his rookie year and $1,269,100 his second year. The Nets have options for the third and fourth years. The 6-foot-10, 235-pound forward played 69 games in three years at Boston College, leading the team in blocks each season. But he had repeated disciplinary problems and was dismissed from the team by coach Al Skinner after playing 15 games this past season. In those 15 games he averaged 12.1 points and 6.9 rebounds while setting a school record with 75 blocked shots.
Analysis: Williams will be a role player with the Nets and is only worth taking a late-flier on in Fantasy leagues in 2007-08.
News: The New Jersey Nets selected Boston College F/C Sean Williams with the 17th pick in NBA Draft. He was an early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft after he was dismissed by the Boston College program midway through his junior season for repeat violations of team rules.
Analysis: Williams is an athletic big man that ranked among the nation's top shotblockers, something the Nets need more of. He uses his quick bounce off the floor to erase scoring chances of all kinds and showed steady improvement offensively. Consider taking a late-round flier on him in Rotisserie leagues for help in the blocks category.