Mavs recall Sean Williams from D-League

DALLAS -- Sean Williams is headed south on the tollway again with Brendan Haywood hurt.

The Mavs recalled Williams from the D-League Texas Legends on Friday, when they learned that Haywood would miss at least five games with a sprained right knee.

The 6-foot-10, 235-pound Williams has bounced back and forth between the Mavs and Legends this month with Haywood in and out of the lineup. When Haywood was sidelined by a sprained left ankle and Brandan Wright was out with a concussion, Williams averaged 3.8 points, 1.8 rebound and 1.0 blocks in 11.3 minutes during four appearances.

Williams, a former Nets first-round pick who is averaging 14.7 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks for the Legends this season, will provide depth at center behind Ian Mahinmi and Wright while Haywood recovers from his sprained knee.