Sources: Elliot Williams will compete for Warriors roster spot

Elliot Williams will compete for a roster spot in Golden State’s camp, sources tell The Vertical. (AP)
Elliot Williams will compete for a roster spot in Golden State’s camp, sources tell The Vertical. (AP)

The Golden State Warriors and free agent guard Elliot Williams agreed to a one-year, minimum contract, as the franchise continues to build its bench depth around a star-studded core, league sources told The Vertical.

Williams, 27, will receive a significant partial guarantee on his deal to compete for a roster spot in camp, sources said.

The Warriors are filling the remainder of their camp roster, which includes an agreement on a non-guaranteed deal with veteran center JaVale McGee, and will have a reserve guard role open after the departures of Leandro Barbosa and Brandon Rush.

Williams, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, was the No. 22 pick in the 2010 NBA draft to Portland. He has played parts of six seasons with the Blazers, Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans, Utah Jazz and Memphis Grizzlies.

His deal with the Warriors signifies a return to the Golden State franchise — where he starred for Santa Cruz in the D-League over the past two seasons.

Williams has career averages of 4.9 points and 1.5 rebounds per game.

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