Keeping White Chocolate: Orlando Magic re-sign Jason Williams
Jason Williams and the Magic have agreed on a deal for the 10-11 season, according to a source with knowledge of the talks. Williams spent last season with the Magic after taking a year off for personal reasons.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: This is a pleasant surprise.
The Orlando Magic recently signed Chris Duhon to a multi-year deal to serve as Jameer Nelson’s back-up. The thinking was Williams – who came out of retirement in 2009 to join the Magic – would call it a career or sign elsewhere.
However, Orlando wisely inked him to another cheap, one-year deal. And why not?
Williams is an excellent back-up, exciting teammates and fans with his razzle-dazzle ‘White Chocolate’ game, while still posting excellent assist-to-turnover numbers.
He’s also expereienced. Williams, after all, was the starting table-setter for the 2006 World Champion Miami Heat.
Bottom line: the Magic want to win it all in 2011, so signing Williams was a necessity.
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