Shelden Williams To Sign In China

Free agent Shelden Williams has agreed with Tianjin in China on a deal, a source tells Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports (on Twitter).  

Williams, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2006 Draft, has played for seven NBA teams over the course of his career.  We heard back in August that the big man was likely going to sign somewhere overseas.  Williams turned down offers from Euroleague teams and it would appear that he found a more lucrative deal waiting for him in China.

The soon-to-be 30-year-old spent last season with France's Elan Chalon.  Before that, he averaged 4.5 PPG and 4.3 RPG over the course of his career with the Hawks, Kings, Wolves, Celtics, Nuggets, Knicks, and Nets.  

Williams didn't pan out the way that the Hawks hoped when they tabbed him with the fifth pick, but he's far from the only bust to come from the 2006 class.  Fellow top picks Andrea Bargnani, Adam Morrison, and Tyrus Thomas also failed to live up to expectations while LaMarcus Aldridge, Rajon Rondo, and Brandon Roy were the only All-Stars out of that draft.


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