Suns sign F/C Williams

Jul 26, 2017 - 8:12 PM The Phoenix Suns re-signed forward/center Alan Williams to a multiyear contract, the team announced Wednesday.

Media outlets reported a couple of weeks ago that the Phoenix native agreed to terms on a three-year, $17 million deal to stay with the Suns.

"Alan embodies what it means to be a Phoenix Sun on and off of the court," Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said in a statement. "We've enjoyed watching him become a very valuable part of our team over the past few years. We're excited that we were able to reach a deal to keep a native Phoenician home, where we know 'Sauce' will continue to make a significant impact, both on the court and in the community."

Williams, the Suns' 2016-17 Majerle Hustle Award winner, averaged 11.4 points on 51.4 percent shooting along with 9.1 rebounds with 12 double-doubles in 24 games after the All-Star break last season. He led the Suns with 15 double-doubles overall and ranked third in the NBA with 15 double-doubles off the bench.

Playing in his second NBA season, the 24-year-old Williams averaged career-bests of 7.4 points and 6.2 rebounds in 47 games in 2016-17.

The 6-foot-8, 260-pound Williams owns averages of 6.6 points and 5.8 rebounds in 57 career NBA games, all with Phoenix.

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