Less than a week away from the opening of the 2016-17 NBA season, the Oklahoma City Thunder have waived forward Reggie Williams just two days after signing him, per The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears.
Williams played for the Thunder back in 2014 for three games, spending the majority of his time with the organization at the team’s D-League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue. Last year, Williams suited up for the San Antonio Spurs for 20 games, averaging just 1.9 points and 0.9 rebounds per game in just over five minutes per night.
Williams’ basketball odyssey has been immense, having once led the NCAA in scoring in back-to-back seasons while playing at the Virginia Military Institute from 2004-2008 (pouring in 28.1 and 27.8 points per game in his junior and senior seasons, respectively). From Prince George HS in Prince George, Virginia, Williams became the state’s all-time leading scorer at the D1 level during his time at VMI.
He first played professionally in France before joining the D-League, and then the Golden State Warriors in 2010 where he started 10 games. The following year, he appeared in 80 games with the Warriors, primarily off the bench, averaging 9.2 points and and 2.7 rebounds per game.
From there, he rotated between far and away places such as Spain, the D-League, the Philippines, Charlotte, San Antonio and Russia. Now at 30 years old, Williams was looking to snag a last-minute roster spot from the Thunder, who lost their small forward in Kevin Durant during the offseason to free agency.