Guard Elliot Williams has struggled since he was the 22nd pick in the 2010 NBA draft due to a bunch of injuries. Williams officially signed his contract with the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday and he is ready to show he can be a good player in the NBA. Williams spent 10 days with the Hornets in February. From Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer:
- "He missed the 2010-11 season following knee surgery and later suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon. 'Last year was my (first) really-full year of being healthy,' said Williams, who spent most of last season in the NBA’s Development League. 'Now I feel like I’m 100 percent and ready to go.' Williams said he feels a level of comfort with the Hornets for multiple reasons: General manager Rich Cho and assistant general manager Chad Buchanan were both with the Trail Blazers when Williams played there. Also Williams started his college career at Duke before transferring to Memphis. ... While he’s likely on the outside looking in in regards to the Hornets' regular-season roster, Williams said he feels no special need to make an immediate impression."