After his overseas contract fell through, Alan Williams, aka Big Sauce, is headed back to the Brooklyn Nets on a two-way deal.
Big Sauce is headed back to the Brooklyn Nets.
After reportedly signing a deal worth up $2 million to play in China — per Brian Lewis of the New York Post — Alan Williams had everything but a scanned plane ticket to head overseas.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, that all changed when Williams’ deal fell through.
Williams, a prolific rebounder in the G League, was left without a job at just 25 years old. In 17 games for the Long Island Nets, Williams put up strong averages of 21 points on 51.8 percent shooting. Most significant are his 14.6 rebounds. A whopping 10.7 of that total came from the defensive end of the floor, a stat that would make Ed Davis blush.
Luckily for him, the Brooklyn Nets have decided to offer him a two-way contract worth up $385,000.
This does, of course, mean that the Nets will not be signing forward Paul Zipser. The former Chicago Bull was rumored to sign with the Brooklyn Nets on a two-way deal.
This is just another example of Brooklyn’s player-first mentality. These type of charitable actions, made by Sean Marks and the rest of the front office, have to speak loudly to Brooklyn’s players.
One has to wonder if moves like this are the reason why so many Nets are taking pay cuts. Perhaps, after this player-first move, D’Angelo Russell will be the next Brooklyn athlete to take a team-friendly deal.