Monday , Aug , 15 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Knicks waive forward Williams

New York, NY (Sports Network) – The New York Knicks waived center Jerome
Williams on Monday and designated him as the team’s amnesty player.

Under the NBA’s new collective bargaining agreement, designating an amnesty
tag allows a team to release a player and remove his contract amount from the
club’s salary cap for purposes of calculating the luxury tax.

New York will cover the remaining years of Williams’ contract and the
Georgetown product is eligible to sign with another club.

In 79 games last season with the Knicks, Williams averaged 4.5 points and 3.6
rebounds in 15.3 minutes. He owns career averages of 6.6 points and 6.4 boards
in 587 career contests with Detroit, Chicago, Toronto and New York.