Jason Williams hinting at retirement due to foot pain


Jason Williams may have played his last game as a member of the Orlando Magic. He is staying behind from Magic’s upcoming back-to-back road trip to get tests done.

He has an arthritic foot and told the Orlando Sentinel doctors are telling him there is not a lot they can do, he told the Orlando Sentinel.

“I’m not so sure that I won’t be able to play ever again,” Williams told the Orlando Sentinel before tipoff (Saturday). “It’s not getting better, and they say it’s not going to get any better. I’ve still got a long life to live, so we’re going to see a day at a time. I don’t know.”

Coach Stan Van Gundy was not much more optimistic.

“It’s not getting any better,” Van Gundy said. “J-Will gets on it and he has a hard time pushing off that foot. He’s staying behind. He wants to know what’s going on.

“I think he’s a little nervous about it right now.”

Williams has not played in the last four Magic games and will now sit out two more at least. He is behind Jameer Nelson, Gilbert Arenas and Chris Duhon on the depth chart right now.

White Chocolate is in his 12th NBA season.