The 10 Worst free agent signings in LA Clippers history

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C.J. Williams, LA Clippers
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4. C.J. Williams

Following a solid stretch of games on a two-way contract, the LA Clippers signed the former undrafted guard, C.J. Williams, to a three-year deal. This was not surprising at all, as Williams provided durability during the minutes he was on the court. This type of availability is hard to come by, especially for a team like the Clippers as they have always struggled with injuries.

In fact, Williams had some of the best games of his career in a Clipper uniform. January 2nd, 2018, was a prime example of his dominance as LA faced off against the Grizzlies at home. Williams finished the game with a season-high 18 points, shooting 7-of-10 from the field, including three made three-pointers.

Conversely, this was one of the only games Williams popped off for LA. After the 2017-18 season, he was waived due to not meeting the expectations the Clippers were hoping for.

Moreover, in his only season for the LA Clippers, Williams averaged 5.5 points, shooting 44.2% from the field and 28.2% from a distance. These types of efficiencies are not ideal for a 6’5″ wing that was expected to have an impact in various ways.

Additionally, Williams was not seen as a great defender during his 18.6 minutes on the court. This adds to why the Clippers chose to part ways, as Williams was a liability on both ends of the court. What’s more, he only had a little experience to offer, as his first season in the NBA was with the LA Clippers.