Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE
In a search to replace Rajon Rondo, Jared Sullinger, and Leandro Barbosa, the Celtics have turned to China as the CBA's season winds down. Terrence Williams has emerged as a likely candidate for a 10-day contract.
Williams has played with three NBA teams and most recently China, considered a head case in past but has talent #celtics— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) February 18, 2013
In the past, I've been pretty confident with the Celtics taking on players with character issues, especially on a short term basis. Guys like Stephon Marbury, Von Wafer, and Nate Robinson come to mind. They all found differing levels of success with the team, but more importantly, never were a distraction.
Williams had been playing very well for Guangdong Southern before leaving the team due to a death in his family. He was averaging almost 18-3-4 for the first place Tigers before leaving. TWill has good size at 6'6 with great athleticism and should be able to play as a big guard and a small forward. With the Celtics no longer looking to fill a specific position, he's the kind of all-around player that Doc should be able to plug in right away. He's got a handle and the tools to play Celtic defense.
NBA source adds Williams to #celtics is nearly done. He is waiting for clearance letter from Chinese team and headed to Denver to join team— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) February 18, 2013
Looks like Williams could be in uniform as early as tomorrow night against the Nuggets.
UPDATE 2: ("done deal")
Terrence Williams signing is a done deal according to #celtics source— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) February 18, 2013