Nets Recall Terrence Williams From NBA D-League
Unfortunately for the Armor, though, Williams will no longer flirt with a triple-double on a night-to-night basis in the D-League as the Nets announced today that they have recalled the 23-year-old swingman.
"We saw a lot of what we needed to see,'' Nets head coach Avery Johnson told the New Jersey Star-Ledger on Tuesday. "I know his team went 1-2, but from an individual standpoint, we thought he played a lot of minutes, took a lot of shots and was real active. I've watched all three games, and based on that evaluation, we feel now is a good time for him to return.''
It's interesting that one of the things Johnson was hoping to see Williams do in the D-League was take a lot of shots, but Williams did just that, hitting 29 of 68 attempts, including 10 of 20 from beyond the arc. His first game seemed to be more of a feeling-out period as he looked to pass more than shoot, seemingly trying to get comfortable in the D-League. But even then, Williams netted a triple-double by scoring 16 points, grabbing 15 rebounds and dishing 13 assists, while throwing in a steal and a block for good measure.
Williams also commented on Twitter, saying "First thing first it's def good to be back, I give all glory to God he put me in the position to do right an has a great plan."
Williams has played in eight games with the Nets this season, averaging 6.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 19.9 minutes per game. He is expected to be in the rotation when New Jersey visits the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.