Just a few weeks ago Terrence Williams was looking for a place to call home in the NBA. The swingman who was a former high draft pick played for the Chinese Basketball Association before being signed to a 10-day contract by the Boston Celtics who are plagued with injuries. Now Williams can settle down a little and call Boston home as the Celtics signed have signed him to a two-year deal according to Boston.com on Friday.
Williams have shown flashes of what made him the 11th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. He came into the league described as a "freakish athlete with a good build and feel for the game" which he has demonstrated with his passing ability. Without Rajon Rondo, who is lost for the season, his skill of being able to see the entire floor and make timely passes makes him a needed asset to the team. Williams said signing the deal allows him to be able to settle down a bit.
"It eases a lot of pressure, but at the same time, you don't want to be too relaxed, because there's a reason why they signed you, and it's definitely for your personality and your basketball skills."
The team locked up Williams as he was able to impress one of the best coaches in the NBA. Celtic's head coach Doc Rivers sees what Terrence Williams can be and how he can play.
"I like the way he's played, minus one game. And now that he's going to be here, we have a chance, hopefully, to turn him into a player that we think he could be."
at 6-foot-6 inches, there is a possibility, with Williams' vision on the court, that he can play the point guard position.
Rivers continued, "I don't think he's ever going to be a great scorer in our league, but he can be a great playmaker."
Williams is one of three players currently on the Celtics roster signed from the Chinese Basketball Association. The others are D.J. White and Shavlik Randolph who signed to 10-day contracts.