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Amick: Blazers Buy Out Shawne Williams

Sam Amick of SI.com reports on Twitter that the Portland Trail Blazers have finalized a buyout of forward Shawne Williams. ---------------------------- Portland has finalized the buyout agreement with F Shawne Williams, per source. He was owed $3.1 million next season & joins free agent pool ---------------------------- Williams picked up his $3.1 million player option back in June after being acquired by the Blazers in the March trade that sent forward Gerald Wallace to the New Jersey Nets. In the days after the trade, it was reported that the Blazers would seek a buyout but Williams, who was dealing with a foot injury, consistently maintained that he would pick up his player option. Williams, 26, never suited up for the Blazers last season bu averaged 4.5 points and 2.7 rebounds in 20.6 minutes per game in 25 appearances for the Nets prior to the trade. ed: text edited, bumped to front page
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