Orlando Magic Increase Bench Depth with Jason Williams Signing

Brandon RibakSenior Writer IAugust 19, 2009

MIAMI - NOVEMBER 21:  Jason Williams #55 of the Miami Heat stretches before taking on the Atlanta Hawks at American Airlines Arena on November 21,  2007 in Miami, Florida.  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 Doug Benc/Getty Images)

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ESPN first broke the story today that the Orlando Magic have signed veteran point guard Jason Williamsa.k.a White Chocolateto an undisclosed contract.

Williams provides the Magic with even more insurance in case of injury and additional depth to their already top-notch bench roster.

Williams won a championship with the Miami Heat back during the 2005-06 NBA season and has tons of playoff experience on his impressive 10-year resume.

While backing up Jameer Nelson, Williams will quickly become a fan favorite, bringing an energetic spark off of the bench for Orlando.

Since the NBA Finals ended, the Magic really upgraded their roster, signing swingman Matt Barnes, power forward Brandon Bass, and now Williams in addition to the trade for Vince Carter and Ryan Anderson.

Otis Smith has been nothing short of spectacular for Orlando since becoming the General Manager, and he continues to impress Magic fans worldwide.

With such a deep roster, the Magic head into the 2009-10 NBA season as arguably the strongest team in the league.


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