Terrence Williams is one step closer to finding a home for the 2012-13 NBA season. T-Will has reportedly signed a one-year conditional contract with the Detroit Pistons. (A conditional contract means it becomes guaranteed after a certain point.) This is his fifth team in four seasons.
After completing his “remainder of the season” contract with the Sacramento Kings in 2011-12, Williams received interest from the Washington Wizards and the Phoenix Suns, but was never offered a contract by those teams. Williams is currently an unrestricted free agent.
Williams has been benched numerous times over the past few seasons and was the first player to ever be sent to the NBA’s developmental league for disciplinary reasons. On December 15, 2010, Williams was traded from the New Jersey Nets to the Houston Rockets in a three-team trade also involving the Lakers. A fresh start appeared to be exactly what Williams needed. However, he had no luck cracking the depth chart in Houston.
Being cut by the Houston Rockets appears to have been the perfect wake-up call for Williams. His 18 games with the Sacramento Kings was by far his most successful stint in the NBA. Williams averaged 8.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists in those 18 games. However, he still hasn’t been offered a guaranteed roster spot. The Detroit Pistons already have a full 15-man roster, meaning T-Will has to beat someone out in order to make the team.