CJ Williams
The Clippers have signed CJ Williams to a three-year contract, electing to retain him from his two-way contract status. (Brandon Dill/Associated Press)

The Los Angeles Clippers have signed guard CJ Williams to a multi-year contract, with the two sides reaching agreement yesterday morning, a league source told Def Pen Hoops.

Williams signed a three-year contract with the Clippers, promoting himself to an NBA deal after using a two-way contract slot with the team. The final two seasons of the agreement are partially guaranteed, a source told Def Pen Hoops.

The news was first reported by the Los Angeles Times’ Brad Turner, with news of negotiations first reported by Yahoo’s Shams Charania.

Williams, 28, went undrafted in 2012 after spending four collegiate seasons at North Carolina State. He spent time in the G League with the Los Angeles D-Fenders and Texas Legends as well as a few brief stints overseas before signing a two-way deal with the Clippers last fall.

Williams announced the new deal with his parents, who are visiting him in Los Angeles this month, with tears of joy streaming down his face. Nearly two decades of hard work, determination and perseverance have culminated into this opportunity for the 28-year-old.

On the season, Williams has averaged 5.4 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 18 minutes per game. He’s appeared in 37 contests with the Clippers and will work to maintain a roster spot for the future, as his contract includes partial guarantees.


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