NBA Free Agency: Houston Rockets sign Reggie Williams

By Phillip Pyle

Credit: Spruce Derden–USA TODAY Sports

Reggie Williams and the Houston Rockets agree on a two-year deal, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. The contract will pay him considerably less than the two-year, $5 million deal he had with the Charlotte Bobcats, however, as Stein reports it’s for the veteran’s minimum and the second year is a team option.

Well who is Reggie Williams? Here is a breakdown:

Following his graduation from Virginia Military Institute, Williams signed with the French team JDA Dijon. After playing in France he played in the NBA Development League. He was drafted by the Sioux Falls Skyforce. He averaged 26 points and 5.7 boards per game with Sioux Falls before signing a ten-day contract with the Golden State Warriors. On June 21, 2011 Williams signed a qualifying offer by the Warriors, thus becoming a restricted free agent. Following the announcement of the 2011 NBA Lockout, Williams signed a contract with the Spanish team Caja Laboral.

On December 11, 2011, the Warriors rescinded their qualifying offer to Williams to conserve cap space , making Williams an unrestricted free agent. Williams signed a two year deal reportedly worth $5 million with the Charlotte Bobcats.

Reggie hasn’t seen a ton of minutes since his rookie season with the Warriors. In that year he averaged 32.6 minutes a game, scoring 15.2 per. Since then his minutes, and scoring have declined. The Rockets looking for depth at shooting guard, and small forward will appreciate his veteran attitude.