Denton Reports: Jason Williams has left the team. GM Otis Smith said the matter will be dealt with when the team returns from its road trip.
Williams has only appeared in 16 games for the Magic this season as he has dealt with personal issues and arthritic feet. Most recently, though, he took part in Orlando’s team practice on Tuesday at the Amway center after missing the Magic’s present two game road trip according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
General manager Otis Smith had this to say about Williams’ latest absence from the team: “From what I gather, he’s facing more of a personal issue. I don’t know if he wants more playing time. That was talked to him about before we signed him. When we signed him, we signed him as a third point guard. That didn’t necessarily change.”
Whatever the issue may be, it now looks as though Williams’ career in the NBA is drawing to a close. Here’s hoping that he will team up with the Professor on the AND1 Mix Tape Tour and let White Chocolate ride once again.