Veteran signs three-year contract

Originally Published: August 6, 2004
ESPN.com news services

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New Jersey Nets started the process of replacing Kenyon Martin on the front line by signing Eric Williams to a three-year, $12 million contract Friday.

Williams, 6-foot-8, has averaged 9.2 points and 3.4 rebounds in nine NBA seasons. He split last season between Boston and Cleveland, averaging 10 points and 4.0 rebounds in 71 games.

"He is a quality NBA veteran who can play both forward positions," Nets president Rod Thorn said.

Williams also provides ...

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