Friday, January 6, 2012
Sean Williams to join Yi with Legends
By Jeff Caplan
The next time Sean Williams gets in a game it will be for the Texas Legends in Frisco. The Dallas Mavericks plan to assign Williams and just-signed forward Yi Jianlian to the Dallas Mavericks' D-League affiliate today.
They'll be available to play in Sunday's game when the Legends return home to face the Maine Red Claws.
Williams, a 6-10 forward/center has not been active in the Mavs' last two games after getting off to somewhat of a flashy start. The former Mansfield High School star, who was out of the NBA a year ago, has played in three games and is averaging 4.7 points and 2.0 rebounds in 5.7 minutes.
The Mavs plan to allow Yi to work his way into playing shape with the D-League team. Yi played for Legends coach, and former Mavs assistant, Del Harris, who coached China to an eighth-place finish at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.