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Tianjin Gold Lions sign former NBA swingman Derrick Williams

Former NBA veteran swingman Derrick Williams has signed a contract to play with the Tianjin Gold Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association, the team announced.

Williams, 26, was signed as a replacement for former Hoosier forward Eli Holman, who suffered a knee injury recently in a CBA game.

Williams played for five teams in his eight NBA seasons, averaging 8.9 points and four rebounds per game over his career. He started 11 games in 50 appearances combined for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat last season.

The 6-foot-8 Williams was the second overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by Minnesota. He also has spent time with Sacramento and the New York Knicks.