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SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MARCH 27: Johnathan Williams #19 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots a free throw during the game against the Utah Jazz on March 27, 2019 at vivint.SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Wizards sign Johnathan Williams

WASHINGTON, DC – The Washington Wizards announced today that they have signed forward Johnathan Williams.

Williams (6-9, 228) appeared in 18 games (12 starts) for Maccabi Rishon Lezion in Israel (I-BSL) this season, averaging 11.8 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. The second-year forward totaled eight double-doubles and reached double-figures in 13 games for Rishon, most recently posting 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists vs. Nahariya on December 22.

After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft, Williams signed a two-way contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, averaging 6.5 points and 4.1 rebounds in 24 games off the bench. The Gonzaga product also appeared in 26 games for the South Bay Lakers, posting averages of 15.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists.

The Wizards’ roster now stands at 17, not including two-way players Garrison Mathews and Anzejs Pasecniks.

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