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Zagdawg
10-19-2018, 11:11 AM
EL SEGUNDO The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Johnathan Williams to a two-way contract, it was announced today. In a related move, the Lakers have requested waivers on forward Travis Wear.

Williams (6-9, 230) played in all six preseason games for the Lakers, averaging 6.8 points (.516 FG%) and 4.3 rebounds in 14.5 minutes per game.

Per NBA rules, teams are permitted to have up to two players under two-way contracts on their roster at any given time, in addition to their 15-man regular season roster. The Lakers roster remains at 16, including two two-way players.


https://www.nba.com/lakers/releases/181019-lakers-sign-johnathan-williams-two-way-contract-waive-travis-wear

DixieZag
10-19-2018, 11:13 AM
Way to go JWIII!

This is wonderful news.

Great kid, great Zag, will very much miss his thunder flush dunks from underneath this year.

Bogozags
10-19-2018, 11:15 AM
Really happy for this young man...seems like he made the great choice of leaving UM for GU...good things have been happening to him since...

sittingon50
10-19-2018, 11:42 AM
:clap::D:clap:

ZagNative
10-19-2018, 11:46 AM
Whoopie!!

ZagNative
10-19-2018, 11:56 AM
What's the deal with 2-way contracts? https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/7/18/15985262/nba-two-way-contract-2017-summer-league-agents-worried-about-them

hooter73
10-19-2018, 12:09 PM
Add another pro jersey to the MAC wall of heros. Way to go J3!

Zag_Dad
10-19-2018, 12:30 PM
That’s fantastic news. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving player. He is the type of player that makes me proud to be a GU fan/alum. Hard working, humble, quietly confident (until he needs to be fierce). We only know what we see (limited) but by all accounts JW3 is a quality human being.

Congrats to JW3

GonzagasaurusFlex
10-19-2018, 01:58 PM
Congratulations JWIII!

FrahmfortheWin
10-19-2018, 02:03 PM
Awesome awesome awesome.

NotoriousZ
10-19-2018, 02:10 PM
Congrats J3!!!

Zagger
10-19-2018, 04:09 PM
Congrats J3!!!

Ditto, ditto, ditto :)

Mantua
10-20-2018, 01:14 AM
Wow! JW3 representing the Zags on the Lakers is a dream come true. I couldn’t be more happy for him.

webspinnre
10-20-2018, 08:23 PM
Nice! Congrats, Jonathan!

MileHigh
10-21-2018, 06:10 AM
What's the deal with 2-way contracts? https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/7/18/15985262/nba-two-way-contract-2017-summer-league-agents-worried-about-them

kind of like being on the JV but you get to suit up varsity and get a few minutes from time to time. JW will play mainly with the South Bay Lakers in the G-League, but can play up to 45 days (combined practice and game days) with the Lakers and get paid NBA minimum for those days.
--upside is that he is officially a Laker and he is guaranteed anywhere from 75k (if he never gets called up) up to 385k (if he gets all 45 days in with the big boys)
--downside is that the NBA court time isnt guaranteed and if another NBA team likes him, they cant call him up because he is property of the Lakers
The Nuggets twoway guy last year, Torey Craig, impressed them enough that they offered him a regular roster spot this year and he is a rotation guy this season. It is a pretty good path to the NBA if you ask me.

willandi
10-21-2018, 07:04 AM
kind of like being on the JV but you get to suit up varsity and get a few minutes from time to time. JW will play mainly with the South Bay Lakers in the G-League, but can play up to 45 days (combined practice and game days) with the Lakers and get paid NBA minimum for those days.
--upside is that he is officially a Laker and he is guaranteed anywhere from 75k (if he never gets called up) up to 385k (if he gets all 45 days in with the big boys)
--downside is that the NBA court time isnt guaranteed and if another NBA team likes him, they cant call him up because he is property of the Lakers
The Nuggets twoway guy last year, Torey Craig, impressed them enough that they offered him a regular roster spot this year and he is a rotation guy this season. It is a pretty good path to the NBA if you ask me.

He was listed as on the roster AND on the bench for last nights game.

kitzbuel
10-21-2018, 07:13 AM
He was listed as on the roster AND on the bench for last nights game.With the friendly exchange between Rockets and Lakers last night, he might even see some resulting PT if suspensions are handed out.

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willandi
10-21-2018, 07:39 AM
With the friendly exchange between Rockets and Lakers last night, he might even see some resulting PT if suspensions are handed out.

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I thought that the ejections might get him into the game but, alas, It was not to be... LAST NIGHT!

GonzagasaurusFlex
10-21-2018, 11:51 AM
With the friendly exchange between Rockets and Lakers last night, he might even see some resulting PT if suspensions are handed out.

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Yep. I’m guessing Ingram will get lengthy suspension for first shoving Harden in the back, which started all the chirping that led to Rondo and CP3, then flying in late and throwing a haymaker at CP3. NBA will and should come heavy w fines and suspensions after this incident to send strong message to players this league will never abide such NHL like behavior.

Rondo probably did spit in CP3’s face and he compounded his error by throwing the first punch. He will get heavy fine and suspension too. If league can confirm Rondo spit in his face, all CP3 did was stand up for himself. He’ll still get fined and suspended a game or two, but I bet Ingram and Rondo get suspended 5+ games.

kitzbuel
10-21-2018, 01:17 PM
You gotta be careful with CP3, watch your onions.

GonzagasaurusFlex
10-21-2018, 05:58 PM
Ingram suspended for 4 games. Hope JWIII gets called up.

Rondo 3 game suspension; CP3 2 games.

http://http://www.espn.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/25044724/how-lakers-rockets-adjust-chris-paul-rajon-rondo-brandon-ingram-suspensions-nba (http://www.espn.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/25044724/how-lakers-rockets-adjust-chris-paul-rajon-rondo-brandon-ingram-suspensions-nba)

willandi
10-21-2018, 07:54 PM
Ingram suspended for 4 games. Hope JWIII gets called up.

Rondo 3 game suspension; CP3 2 games.

http://http://www.espn.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/25044724/how-lakers-rockets-adjust-chris-paul-rajon-rondo-brandon-ingram-suspensions-nba (http://www.espn.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/25044724/how-lakers-rockets-adjust-chris-paul-rajon-rondo-brandon-ingram-suspensions-nba)

He was dressed last night, or so the box score showed.

Unbiased
10-21-2018, 08:40 PM
There was a shot if him on the bench, dressed, and talking to another player during a timeout.

ZagNative
10-21-2018, 08:48 PM
There was a shot if him on the bench, dressed, and talking to another player during a timeout.Dressed in street clothes or in uniform?

willandi
10-21-2018, 08:51 PM
Dressed in street clothes or in uniform?

I would assume a uni if he was on the bench. Dressed is also a term that implies uni.

ZagNut08
11-03-2018, 06:56 PM
Lakers plant to sign Tyson chandler once he cleared waivers. Between this and Wagner returning at some point the opportunities for minutes are going to dry up in short order. Perhaps if Beasley doesn’t return from “personal absences” he can find a spot.

GonzagasaurusFlex
11-06-2018, 03:52 AM
Lakers plant to sign Tyson chandler once he cleared waivers. Between this and Wagner returning at some point the opportunities for minutes are going to dry up in short order. Perhaps if Beasley doesn’t return from “personal absences” he can find a spot.

Yeah, when I saw the Tyson Chandler news I too thought that does not bode well for JWIII. Then Serge Ibaka went off on Lakers and exposed how desperately they need to improve their D. Chandler not exactly gonna help that.

bartruff1
11-06-2018, 06:35 AM
I remember when Bouldin played on a U 18 National Team with Beasley ….and Beasley was arguably the best player at that age in the Country, fluid and powerful ....one and done at Kansas State and #2 in the draft.....and now he looks like a homeless person....nothing but trouble ….Reefer Madness …..sad...tragic really...

ZagNative
11-09-2018, 04:08 PM
Johnathan now playing for the South Bay Lakers vs. OKC in the G League. Box Score. (https://gleague.nba.com/games/20181109/SBLOKL/)

Live video streaming here: https://www.facebook.com/nbagleague/videos/248618305835630/

ZagNative
11-10-2018, 11:53 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIXRYryoWmA

willandi
11-13-2018, 06:40 AM
I followed the game last night online.

J3 is succumbing to the travesty that is the G league. The guards do not pass on the pick and roll, so he has begun taking more outside shots (maybe the Lakers said they wantde him to do that, though), but it also led to him being out of position for rebounds and/or blocks.

He still scored 10, on a surprising 4/4 FT's.

https://gleague.nba.com/

willandi
11-15-2018, 07:51 PM
Good game tonight in a loss

C 29 10-14 1-2 3-4 4 2 8 10 1 2 1 1 2 1 24

ZagNative
11-16-2018, 12:02 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bqJI7SaB6I

willandi
11-16-2018, 09:27 PM
C 29 9-15 0-1 0-0 -9 4 7 11 2 1 2 4 1 0 18

Another double double in another loss.

They need to get more G league help.

ZagNative
11-17-2018, 03:18 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGaJwW9NZ9A&feature=em-uploademail

ZagNative
11-25-2018, 01:11 PM
South Bay over Sioux Falls 112-109, Johnathan with 24 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals and a blocked shot in the win. Box Score (https://gleague.nba.com/games/20181124/SBLSXF/)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etXfF_8O4rI&feature=em-uploademail

willandi
12-02-2018, 01:57 PM
https://gleague.nba.com/games/20181201/SBLMHU/

ZagNative
12-02-2018, 05:20 PM
Johnathan with sixth double-double of the season yesterday with 20 points and 12 rebounds in a homecoming win over Memphis 96-94.

Game story (https://gleague.nba.com/games/20181201/SBLMHU/)

ZagNative
12-06-2018, 12:42 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuVOv6uZAqw&feature=em-uploademail

ZagNative
12-08-2018, 07:37 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVRVFMFuqWs

zagzilla
12-27-2018, 03:18 PM
Lakers call up JW3

https://twitter.com/LakersReporter/status/1078364402607316992

Good luck Jonathan! Show then what you've got

ZZ

Rangerzag
12-27-2018, 03:28 PM
J3 called up by Lakers after injuries to LeBron and McGee


https://twitter.com/SRJimm/status/1078439806009393152

Bogozags
01-10-2019, 03:08 PM
I've been trying to keep up with JWIII but it appears he is not longer on the Laker's roster as he has not been listed as a team member...

Anyone know what happened?

Thanks...

slickguser
01-11-2019, 07:57 AM
I've been trying to keep up with JWIII but it appears he is not longer on the Laker's roster as he has not been listed as a team member...

Anyone know what happened?

Thanks...

I have seen him listed on the rosters for my quick searching, but I am not certain I found anything official. Here is a news article talking about him from 2 days ago.

https://lasentinel.net/lakers-two-way-player-johnathan-williams-experiences-a-wild-nba-ride.html
https://www.nba.com/lakers/roster/player-pages/johnathan-williams

timgozags
01-12-2019, 10:26 AM
He is back to SOUTH BAY LAKERS:
Johnathan Williams, South Bay Lakers: 15.9 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 1.2 BPG through 21 games
After being called up for one game and seeing no time on the court, JW3 was sent right back down to the South Bay Lakers. At least he can get buckets in the G-League.

here is his stat on the last game.
https://gleague.nba.com/games/20190107/SBLRGV/

Bogozags
01-12-2019, 04:07 PM
He is back to SOUTH BAY LAKERS:
Johnathan Williams, South Bay Lakers: 15.9 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 1.2 BPG through 21 games
After being called up for one game and seeing no time on the court, JW3 was sent right back down to the South Bay Lakers. At least he can get buckets in the G-League.

here is his stat on the last game.
https://gleague.nba.com/games/20190107/SBLRGV/

THANK YOU for the update!

ZagNative
01-18-2019, 11:48 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdUE9QIOtrs

willandi
01-19-2019, 06:57 AM
He is averaging 15.7 and 8.3 at South Bay.

Still needs to improve the 41% FT shooting and the 21% from 3.

Zagdawg
02-21-2019, 10:27 AM
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Johnathan Williams and Alex Caruso have rejoined the @Lakers as part of their two-way contracts. Both will be with the team tonight for their game against Houston. #LakeShow

northsidezagfan
02-21-2019, 04:46 PM
Nice!

ZagNative
02-23-2019, 10:55 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5AvvjX-Lno&feature=em-uploademail

ZagNative
03-03-2019, 10:39 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVHuWrUAsbA&feature=em-uploademail

23dpg
03-06-2019, 08:36 PM
Jonathan in the game for the Lakers on Espn. Helping fuel a nice comeback.

OT. Is there any way to reticle this thread. Poor Travis Wear.

LTownZag
03-09-2019, 06:03 PM
J3 going 5/8 with 6 rebounds (so far, in 13 minutes).

That guy has the heart of a lion and is an all-time Zag as far as I'm concerned. What a classy ambassador for the university.

willandi
03-09-2019, 06:48 PM
18/10 with a block in 28 minutes

ZagNative
04-04-2019, 08:57 PM
Wow. JW3 with a great game for the Lakers tonight. 17 points, 13 rebounds, an assist, a steal, and a block in 27 minutes in a losing effort vs. Kevin Durant's Warriors.

http://www.espn.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=401071852

buenaparkzag
04-05-2019, 11:31 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJyuaAt-E24

bartruff1
04-05-2019, 01:57 PM
No one deserves that success more....wonderful story....

ZagNative
04-10-2019, 02:58 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIYaqqvJk9U

sittingon50
04-10-2019, 07:53 PM
Thanks Native. J3 showed well this year.