DALLAS _ Sean Williams is set to become the Dallas Mavericks’ third-string center, according to a source, within the next two days.
Williams, 25, is very familiar with the Mavs, having spent last season with the Texas Legends of the D-League. In 49 games last season for the Legends, Williams averaged 14.4 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.9 blocks when he also played in the D-League All-Star game.
Legends officials thought Williams would get a call-up to the NBA last year, but it never happened. And maybe part of the reason was because of his attitude.
A Mansfield High School product, the 6-10, 235-pound Williams recently played for Israeli’s Maccabi Haifa. Williams also has played in Puerto Rico and China.
In 2007, the New Jersey Nets made Williams the 17th overall pick in the NBA Draft. The Nets assigned Williams to the D-League’s Colorado 14ers, and New Jersey eventually released him on Jan. 11, 2010.
Williams is expected to lend support to Brendan Haywood and Ian Mahinmi, and afford the Mavs that third center they need to compete in the tough Western Conference.
-- Dwain Price
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