B-Will gets his shot.
Former Arizona Wildcats goalie Brandon williams signs a 10-day contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to Shams Charania of Athletics.
Portland signs goalkeeper Brandon Williams on 10-day G League Westchester Knicks contract, sources say @TheAthletic @Stadium. With five players in protocols, the Trail Blazers add two guards (Williams, Cumberland) and a forward (Cameron McGriff).
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 25, 2021
Williams, 22, played for the Westchester Knicks of the NBA G League in his first year of professional basketball. He didn’t play anywhere in 2020-21 after leaving Arizona to pursue a professional career.
The 6-foot-2 Williams was in the Wildcats’ program for two seasons but only played 26 games with lingering knee problems. As a true freshman in 2018-19, he started 21 games and averaged 11.4 points and 3.8 assists, but then missed 2019-20 after undergoing surgery to repair a congenital condition of the knee.
Williams is the second ex-Wildcat to sign a 10-day contract in the past two days, with the other being Wing Stanley Johnson with the Los Angeles Lakers. The impact of COVID-19 on the NBA has forced teams to add players on difficult contracts in order to fill the rosters.