PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 08: Hakim Warrick #21 of the Phoenix Suns attempts a slam dunk against Sean Williams #32 of the Dallas Mavericks during the NBA game at US Airways Center on March 8, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Mavericks 96-94. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The Houston Rockets have waived former Mavericks center Sean Williams, according to sources with knowledge of the move.
The Rockets let Williams go Monday, sources said, because his contract for the 2012-13 season -- valued at just over $900,000 -- was scheduled to become guaranteed on Aug. 30. The 6-foot-10, 235-pounder from Arlington is now scheduled to clear waivers Wednesday night.
Houston acquired Williams' rights in late July as part of a sign-and-trade that the Rockets completed with the Boston Celtics to land Courtney Lee in Boston. Williams finished last season with the Celtics after the Mavericks released him March 22.
This had been expected for weeks, and now it's done. As is the case with every big man that's been waived in the past two years, Sean Williams has drawn the interest of the Miami Heat. We'll see if he can latch on with them and potentially win his first ring. Regardless, best of luck to Sean in whatever is next for him.