Johnathan Williams Signs With Turkish Team

SEPTEMBER 6: Galatasaray has officially signed Williams, according to Nicola Lupo of Sportando.

SEPTEMBER 5: Johnathan Williams, who spent most of this season with the Wizards, could be joining Galatasaray in Turkey, tweets Emiliano Carchia of Sportando.

The 25-year-old center originally signed with Washington in late December as a hardship player. He was waived in January, then rejoined the team a week later on a two-way deal. He appeared in 15 total games, with his best performance coming in the season finale against the Celtics when he scored five points and grabbed 16 rebounds. He also played 17 games for Washington’s G League affiliate, the Capital City Go-Go.

Williams, who appeared in 24 games for the Lakers last year, began the season with Maccabi Rishon LeZion in the Israel Premier League. He averaged 11.3 points and 7.8 rebounds in EuroCup play and 12.2 points plus 10.4 rebounds in the Winner League before leaving for the NBA opportunity.

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