Tuesday , Aug , 03 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

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.

–Oly Sandor.

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