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Frank Williams - PG, 6'3, 212
Retired - Retired after 2010 season
       Date of birth: 02/25/1980
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 25th pick, 2002
     Out of: Illinois
  NBA Experience: 3 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
2002 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 25th overall by Denver.
2002 NBA Draft NBA Draft rights traded by Denver, along with Antonio McDyess and a 2003 second round pick (#30, Maciej Lampe), to New York in exchange for Marcus Camby, Mark Jackson and the draft rights to Nene (#7).
8th July, 2002 NBA Signed a four year, $4,409,421 rookie scale contract with New York. Included team option for 2005/06.
5th August, 2004 NBA Traded by New York, Cezary Trybanski, Othella Harrington and Dikembe Mutombo, to Chicago in exchange for Jerome Williams and a signed-and-traded Jamal Crawford.
31st October, 2004 NBA Chicago declined 2005/06 team option.
3rd October, 2005 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with L.A. Clippers.
5th October, 2005 NBA Waived by L.A. Clippers.
2nd November, 2006 D-League Drafted 26th overall in the 2005 D-League Draft by Sioux Falls Skyforce.
6th November, 2007 Italy Signed for the remainder of the season with Scafati.
1st November, 2008 D-League Designated as an allocated player by Sioux Falls Skyforce.
12th October, 2009 Argentina Signed for the remainder of the season with Union de Sunchales.
19th November, 2009 Argentina Left Union de Sunchales.
19th November, 2009 Argentina Signed for the remainder of the season with Olimpico de la Banda.
When: Where:
1998 - 2002 Illinois (NCAA)
June 2002 - August 2004 New York Knicks (NBA)
August 2004 - June 2005 Chicago Bulls (NBA)
October 2005 L.A. Clippers (NBA)
July 2006 Detroit Pistons (Summer League)
November 2006 - June 2007 Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
November 2007 - June 2008 Scafati (Italy)
July 2008 New Orleans Hornets (Summer League)
November 2008 - June 2009 Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
October 2009 - November 2009 Union de Sunchales (Argentina)
November 2009 - June 2010 Olimpico de la Banda (Argentina)
From blog:


   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 73
2010-06-01

- Frank Williams

Former NBA first round draft pick was also in the D-League in 2008-09, where he was busy reinventing himself as a three pointer. If you remember Frank's backboard-defying jumpshot from back in the day, you might question that as a career move, but it was necessitated. Frank's speed and athleticism, the things which got him drafted that high, no longer exist. He cast up 7 three pointers a game last season and passed for 3.6 apg in 37 minutes; he became a three point shooting specialist that couldn't shoot threes very well (32%).

In the summer, Frank got arrested for possession, originally with intent to deliver. Frank was arrested along with his brother with 78 grams of marijuana and a digital scale in his flat, which looks pretty ominous, but somehow the intent to deliver charge was avoided in a plea agreement. He spent this season in Argentina with Union de Sunchales, but averaged only 7.0 points and 1.2 assists before moving to another Argentinian team, Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda. There, he averaged 15.5 points and 3.5 assists per game, again shooting 7 three pointers a game, but hitting a better 37% of them this year.

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   Bookkeeping The Retired Guys, 2013 Edition
2013-03-19

Frank Williams - Williams was arrested for possessing quite a lot of marijuana in the summer of 2009, and last played in Argentina in 2010. His two newsworthy moments since then involved receiving probation in a plea deal for the arrest (2011) and being inducted into the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame (2013). He is otherwise untraced.

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