Farewell, Extra E. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Frank Isola just twat:
We'll await confirmation, but...this makes me quite sad. This is in large part because I (we) have an irrational, unhealthy obsession with Shawne and his fecal stylings. That's not the only reason, though. Shawne would have been a meaningful part of this roster. As I said previously, this leaves the Knicks with very limited depth behind Amar'e Stoudemire; we might be seeing more of Jared Jeffries than we'd care to this season. We'll see if they extend that "room" offer to someone like Maurice Evans or Bostjan Nachbar.
Anyway, I don't blame Shawne for following the
better contract (details of which I haven't seen yet) (see update below) and promise of more playing time. And I do wonder if the Knicks messed up by recruiting Jamal Crawford so vigorously and putting Williams-- the more realistic option-- on the back burner. That'd be a damn shame.
Best of luck to Shawne aka Extra E aka The Poopsmith in New Jersey. He gave us one delightful, poop-filled season, and we'll miss him dearly.
Update: Alex Kennedy:
The New York Knicks will zero in on Maurice Evans, according to source close to the situation. They're offering $2.5 million room exception.
Update: Ken Berger:
Shawne Williams has agreed to sign with the Nets for the same two-year, $5M that the Knicks offered him, source confirms.
Wow. Well done, Nets.
Despite verbal to Nets on 2 year, $6M deal, Knicks haven't stopped recruiting Shawne Williams, sources say. Border war coming to life again.
That's also tacking a million dollars on to the Nets' reported offer. This is an odd one.