With the Sacramento Kings, Terrence Williams may have found a place where he is appreciated.
The Kings today signed the swingman for the remainder of the season, according to a news release from Kings’ president of basketball operations Geoff Petrie.
Williams, currently in his third NBA season, is averaging 7.5 points (.500 FGs, .286 3FGs, .667 FTs), 3.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 steals per game through four outings with the Kings off the bench. He was originally signed to a 10-day contract with Sacramento on March 21, 2012.
Coach Keith Smart trusted Williams enough in Friday night’s 104-103 win over the Utah Jazz to allow Williams to direct the offense during key moments.
“I did it a lot my rookie year (with New Jersey),” Williams told the Sacramento Bee of running the point. “In Houston I didn’t do it a lot but my rookie year. (Friday) was my first time doing in probably two years, a year and a half. At first it was a little uncomfortable but I found my stride and it was good.”
Williams finished with eight points, six rebounds, four assists. In the fourth quarter, he had six points, five rebounds and two assists.