Troy Williams
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The New York Knicks announced on Monday that they had waived veteran forward Troy Williams to trim their roster to 15 players.

It doesn’t seem like David Fizdale likes Troy Williams very much. Fizdale cut Williams with Memphis back in 2017, and now Fizdale has parted ways with the athletic forward for the second time. The New York Knicks announced Monday that they’d waived Williams.

All jokes aside, this was a surprising move. Williams had a good run in New York last season — however brief it was — and played well this summer.

Williams was fourth on the squad in scoring (11.3 points per game) and was one of the four players on the roster to appear in all five summer league games. It seemed like he was in good standing.

When Ron Baker is sitting on the sidelines collecting his $4.5 million salary it’s undoubtedly going to bother Knicks fans. But Williams’ contract was non-guaranteed and that made him a more financially responsible candidate to be released than Baker.

Williams, 23, will be moving on to his fourth team in three seasons. He should catch on with another team soon.

I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.