|2011 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 36th overall by New Jersey.|
|23rd November, 2011||Poland||Signed for the remainder of the season with Zastal ZG. Included opt-out clause upon end of the NBA lockout.|
|29th November, 2011||Poland||Opted out to return to the NBA.|
|9th December, 2011||NBA||Signed a partially guaranteed three year minimum salary contract with New Jersey.|
|11th July, 2012||NBA||Traded by Brooklyn, along with Anthony Morrow, Jordan Farmar, a signed-and-traded DeShawn Stevenson, Johan Petro, a 2013 first round pick (#18, Shane Larkin), the right to swap 2014 first round picks (not exercised), the right to swap 2015 first round picks (exercised; Atlanta moved from #29 and Chris McCullough to #15 and Kelly Oubre) and a 2017 second round pick (#31, Frank Jackson), to Atlanta in exchange for Joe Johnson.|
|17th September, 2012||NBA||Waived by Atlanta.|
|28th August, 2013||Spain||Signed a one year contract with Bilbao.|
|8th September, 2013||Spain||Left Bilbao.|
|2009 - 2011||Maryland (NCAA)|
|November 2011||Zielona Gora (Poland)|
|December 2011 - July 2012||New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets (NBA)|
|July 2012 - September 2012||Atlanta Hawks (NBA)|
|July 2013||L.A. Lakers (Summer League)|
|August 2013 - September 2013||Bilbao (Spain)|
December 12, 2013
Jordan Williams - Williams did not play last season, and although he signed with Bilbao in Spain for this season, he lasted roughly a fortnight before being released. The one time double double machine needs to produce somewhere to make it back, and quickly.
June 25, 2011
Pick 36: New Jersey plumps for some size as they pick Jordan Williams from Maryland. This is about 10 to 15 spots higher than Williams may have been expected to go, but in this particular second round, you can pretty much do what you like. Williams has enough rebounding and offense to churn out a few years, even with his physical disadvantages. To be honest, one year would do.
Jay Bilas compares Williams to Michael Sweetney. I assume he meant Omar Samhan. The two are often confused for each other.
Since 2004, the New Jersey Nets have played host to all of Shawne, Jordan, Sean, Aaron, Eric, Terrence, Deron and Marcus E. Williams. It may by the second round, but bugger me if we ain't still cramming in the hard hitting in-depth analysis for which this aptly sloganed site is known.
Jeff Van Gundy asks why players only get in shape after their final collegiate season. He knows the answer, but no one dares say it.
June 21, 2011
Jordan Williams - Williams was second in the NCAA in defensive rebounding percentage last season, ranking behind only Kenneth Faried and Kawhi Leonard amongst realistic draft candidates. (Well, unless you count Luke Sikma.) At 6'9/6'10 ish and roughly 250, Williams is rather caught between positions - he got into much better shape in his sophomore season, losing much excess weight and showing up rather trim, yet this also meant he no longer had NBA centre size. It didn't stop him from being one of the best collegiate rebounders, and rebounding normally translates, but the size advantage will become a size disadvantage. Williams also showed up with a sporadic jumpshot as a sophomore, after not having one at all as a freshman, but the same physical profile problems apply - Williams is simply not athletic, which is a problem on both ends when you're not quite big enough. He's a banger who will fight for the boards, work hard defensively, blocks a few shots, can occasionally post up, finishes, and is generally rather high IQ. But losing all the weight didn't make him any faster.
Nevertheless, he's not a whole lot less athletic than his namesake Aaron Williams - at least, not during Aaron's latter years. And even in the athleticism-based NBA, rebounds are rebounds.