Terrence Williams to Sign 10-Day Contract with Sacramento Kings

Bryant WestCorrespondent IMarch 20, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - MARCH 03:  Terrence Williams #8 of the New Jersey Nets drives to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Izod Center on March 3, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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The Sacramento Kings will sign former Houston guard/forward Terrence Williams to a ten day contract, according to Sam Amick of SI.com. From Amick -

Sources say the Kings will pick up Terrence Williams on a 10-day contract. He was cut by Houston this week.

Williams was waived by the Rockets last week after his spot in the rotation diminished significantly.

With rookie Chandler Parsons and Chase Budinger ahead of him in the lineup, Williams averaged just 4.5 points and 2.3 rebounds in slightly over 15 minutes a contest for Houston this season.

The New Jersey Nets drafted Williams 11th overall selection in 2009, after Williams played all four years of college ball at Louisville.

Williams averaged 8.4 points and 4.5 rebounds a contest in 22.5 minutes a game his rookie year. He traded to Houston in December of 2010 for the right to the Rockets' 2012 1st rounder, but never found his place in the Rockets' rotation. 

Sacramento has depth at guard with Isaiah Thomas, Tyreke Evans, Marcus Thornton and Jimmer Fredette all commanding playing time, but have a serious weakness at the small forward spot that Williams could conceivably fill. 

The Kings agreed to a buyout with forward JJ Hickson earlier this week.