Young guard Donovan Williams gets signed to a two-way contract by the Atlanta Hawks – Basketball Insiders

Atlanta have an announced a new signing today, a young guard from the NBA G League called Donovan Williams on a two-way contract, which terms weren’t disclosed on mutual agreement. The 21-year-old will wear No. 4 with the Hawks.

Just yesterday, the six-foot-six player used to belong to the Long Island Nets, team with whom he started in 19 out of 26 games he played in total this season, averaging 15.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 28.6 minutes ( .481 FG%, .407 3FG%, .658 FT%). Last November he recorded his career-best 30 points against the Raptors 905, and has scored 20+ points five more times in this current tournament.

The Texas native was part of the Brooklyn Nets during small period of time, after he was undrafted last NBA Draft, the team from New York signed him before being placed on waivers on Octubre 16th. During last year’s summer he saw action in five games during the NBA 2K23 Summer League in Las Vegas, although he only got to play 7.8 minutes. He was still able to register 3.6 points and 1.2 rebounds (.667 FG%, .750 3FG%, .750 FT%).

Back home in Houston, Williams played for the Texas Longhorns for two seasons (2019-21) and later got transferred to University of Nevada, Las Vegas until last year. During his season in college he played a total of 68 matches (14 starts), and after averaging 15.4 minutes, he recorded 7.0 points and 1.9 rebounds. He then saw 27 games (13 starts) for UNLV during the 2021-22 championship, as he accomplished his best stats yet by averaging 12.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in a career-best 22.3 minutes.

On the YouTube link below you can appreciate some of his best highlights from this current season as a Long Island Nets player:

However, the Hawks have had more than just a great game, they’ve actually won their last three in total including the Heat’s clash. The Georgia side beat the Pacers (111-113) and the Raptors (114-103) last week. Most of our recommended sport’s betting sites consider Atlanta to be the 17th best odds to win this NBA championship. What do experts from Inside the NBA on ESPN think about this new spirit that’s come over the Hawks?

Atlanta stands in the 9th place of the Eastern Conference holding a 22-22 record. Next game is tomorrow January 18th against the Mavericks 6:30pm CST in American Airlines Center in Dallas.

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