The Houston Rockets automatically come out of 2013 NBA Free Agency boasting one of the best hauls simply because they landed the biggest name on the open market and the best center in the NBA in Dwight Howard. However, outside of Dwight they haven’t had that great of a haul in free agency this off-season.
The Rockets brought in another center in the aging veteran Marcus Camby which seems more about Camby chasing a ring more than anything. Among other moves, another puzzling move that Houston made this summer was to bring in four-year veteran shooting guard Reggie Williams, formerly of the Charlotte Bobcats.
Williams spent the last two seasons in Charlotte and the two seasons prior to that with the Golden State Warriors. In 177 career games he has averaged 8.6 points, 1.6 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game. He’s also shot 46 percent from the field and 37.1 percent from three. However, those numbers are greatly influenced by the 104 games he spent with the Warriors, which now seem like an anomaly after not being able to do much for the Bobcats in the past two seasons.
Williams looked like a potential outside-shooting threat when he came into the league, but after shooting just 30.7 percent from three over the past two years with Charlotte, it’s hard to know what to make of Williams as a player in this league.
One thing that is for certain about Williams, though, is that he won’t see the floor much. Barring injuries, James Harden and Francisco Garcia are firmly ahead of Williams on the depth chart. If Williams sees the floor much at all for the Rockets outside of garbage-time, I’d be floored.