Loads of talent but lots of trouble. Interesting that we're giving him a shot.Shawne Williams - If you're like me, your first thought is trying to figure out which Shawn Williams this is. So, for reference, it's the former Memphis forward who was picked 17th overall by the Indiana Pacers in the 2006 NBA Draft. After two and a half season with the Pacers, Williams was traded to the Dallas Mavericks. This past season the Mavericks traded Williams and Kris Humphries to Nets for Eddie Najera, but Williams was released before playing with the Nets. Why was he released, you ask? A crap load of felony drug charges related to Codeine. That's actually not the case according to the Nets. "We brought him in to take a look at him, and (he was) way out of shape ... (we) didn't like what we saw,'' Nets interim coach Kiki Vandeweghe said on Friday. "He said he had to go home for some type of medical emergency, for one of his grandfathers or something like that. We sort of made the decision at that time that this wasn't going to work, so we waived him, and all this other stuff came down. We hope he is OK. We wish him well, but luckily (it's) not our issue.''
Who knows...maybe LB can work some miracles.