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Alan Williams to China

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Dubious, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. Dubious

    Dubious Contributing Member

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    Is this the Rockets version of the euro-stash now?

    Summer League standout Alan Williams signs to play in China next season
    Kurt Helin Jul 25, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT

    Reason 1,564,352 I’m not a scout: I saw Alan Williams of UC Santa Barbara a couple times live the last few seasons (I have Long Beach State season tickets — Go Beach!) and I was not blown away. He was good, but I never saw him and thought he looked NBA read. I was not alone, Williams went undrafted this past June.

    But he looked fantastic in Las Vegas at the NBA Summer League, where he averaged 20.5 points per game on 50 percent shooting, plus he grabbed 11.5 rebounds a game for the Rockets. After that I thought an NBA team would give him a shot.

    But no. Instead, he is taking the cash in China, reports Shams Charania of Real GM.

    Undrafted UCSB forward Alan Williams has signed to play next season with Qingdao of the Chinese Basketball Association, source tells RealGM.

    — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 25, 2015

    Never knock a man looking for the big paycheck.

    It’s worth noting that the season in China ends in February or March (depending on how deep a team goes into the playoffs), meaning he could get picked up by a team and get some run in the NBA late next season. After he cashes some healthy checks from overseas.

    http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports....season/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
     
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    The team that signed Tmac couple seasons ago.
     
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    Shams Charania da new Woj
     
  4. saleem

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    Good for him.
     
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    Well this was posted in the dish first yesterday, so...
     
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    This thread title would make more sense if he had signed with Shanghai
     
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    Rats. Later, then.
     
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    you're watching too much tv with your kids
     
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    Thought id just chima in on this thread.
     
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    Chima go ahead and wish him good luck. Wish we could have found some room for him.
     
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    Chima (pronounced "Cheema") sounds like it could be a South American city.
     
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    I wonder how much his deal is worth
     
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    Danm! Nissed out om Alam Willians.
     
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    I've been to Hong Kong, but never to Chima. How's the food? I hope Alan has a great season and then comes back and miraculously signs with the Rockets (as if we're going to have room).
     
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    Just checking in from Gernamy!
     
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    Daryl Norey should have signed him.
     
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    Well, welcome back, Chuckwagom!
     
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    I wonder if Alam likes Chimese food.
     

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