The Golden State Warriors have 14 guaranteed spots on their roster filled. They also don’t have a ton on minutes remaining in the backcourt: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson will start, Shaun Livingston comes off the bench.
But the Warriors are going to give veteran Elliott Williams a chance, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.
Not exactly sure what a “strong guarantee” means, but Williams will get the chance to show he is back from the torn Achilles he suffered in 2012. He’s a combo guard, something the Warriors like. He’s been a D-League All-Star two years running and averaged 28.4 points a game for Santa Cruz last season (and shot 34 percent from three). He was picked up on a 10-day contract with the Grizzlies but didn’t stick. He has never really stuck in the NBA.
Is he now going to suddenly stick on the best roster in the NBA? I’m not sure he’s going to be a step up over rookie Patrick McCaw on the bench, but Williams will get his chance.