Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14

OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 25: Shawne Williams #4 of the Memphis Tigers handles the ball under pressure from Luc Richard Mbah a Moute#23 of the UCLA Bruins during the third round game of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Arena in Oakland on March 25, 2006 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
The Nets signed free-agent forward Shawne Williams away from the rival Knicks on Thursday. Williams, a 6-9 forward, played in 64 games for New York and posted career-best averages of 7.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in 20.7 minutes per game. ''Shawne is a versatile player who will add a needed dimension to our frontcourt,'' Nets general manager Billy King said. ''He can play inside as well as shoot the 3, and is a welcome addition to our roster.'' The Nets also waived veteran forward Travis Outlaw and signed veteran free agent forward Ime Udoka. Outlaw was designated New Jersey's amnesty player in a move that should take roughly $7 million off the Nets' salary cap. The moves came a day after the Nets' bid to acquire Dwight Howard of Orlando fell apart. Outlaw was signed to a five-year, $35 million contract last summer and appeared in all 82 games, starting 55. He averaged 9.2 points and 4.0 rebounds. The 8-year veteran has played in 482 NBA regular season games with the Trail Blazer...
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