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Terrence Williams Arrested on Gun Charges, Following Domestic Dispute

Terrence Williams was on the verge of coming back to the Boston Celtics next season after being one of the few bright spots of the Celtics’ postseason. Now, that journey is just an afterthought.

According to a report from the Kent Reporter, a newspaper in Williams’ home state of Washington, the point guard was arrested yesterday following a domestic dispute.

At about 1:55 p.m., officers were dispatched to meet the victim who resides in the downtown Kent area.

The victim reported that the father of her 10-year-old son in common, identified as NBA basketball player Terrence D. Williams, arrived to her home for a scheduled visitation exchange of their son. She said during the exchange in the parking lot area an argument ensued. The victim reported that during the argument Williams brandished a firearm and made threats.

Williams left the area prior to police arrival, but was later located and taken into custody.

What does Williams’ arrest mean for his future with the Celtics?

A charge as serious as this does not bode well for what had been an admirable comeback to the NBA for Williams this season. Now though, all of that comes into question.

The former Louisville star is under contract for next season, at the veteran’s minimum ($947,000), but that contract is not guaranteed. If Williams does not make the team out of training camp and is waived on or before October 31st, the point guard can be let go without any charge to the salary cap. There are a series of guarantees associated with the deal, with the first deadline coming on June 30th for 200,000 (h/t: ESPNBoston.com).

The legal process will play itself out with the Washington native over the next few weeks surely, but given how swiftly and seriously the Celtics’ ownership group has ridded themselves of players involved with gun charges in the past, I’d say I highly doubt we see Williams in a Celtics uniform next season, if the charges are proven.

We’ll have much more on this story as it develops, as well as any reaction from the Celtics’ on the arrest.

  • Mark

    Just when Ainge actually finds a respectable backup for Rondo. SMDH.

    Opportunity wasted

    • smsbda

      I would be open to bringing Nate back after his development in Chicago. Especially if Rondo isnt able to start the first game of the season.

      • Vincent

        I'm sure Nate will have other suitors and demand well over $947k.

  • The Cardinal

    Ahh man…I really hope the charges are false, but given the fact that "firearm," "threats" and "arrested" are all used here together, I doubt that the front office will wait to see how this plays out unless TWill can offer a really compelling explanation beyond the standard "she's a lyin' bit_h" excuse/explanation that we read and hear about so often.

    Even if the allegations are false and there is a legitimate explanation, I can't see spending money on someone who apparently has a history of some combination of poor judgment/anger/immaturity issues (see "West, Delonte").

  • elroz

    Let's not keep Terry for $5.2 million…let's keep T. Williams for less than $1 million: he is bigger, is a better defender, can be groomed to become Rondo's back-up.
    Let's not keep Crawford for $2.2 million either – no defense.

    Stay with T. Williams in spite of this…please.

    • Sophomore

      You mean, keep him if he pointed a gun at this woman in a public parking lot and told her he'd shoot her?

      Some things are bigger than basketball.

      • Sophomore

        I suppose we have to hear the whole story. Maybe the accusation was embellished. Maybe he hasn't done this before, he apologizes in a way that shows he knows how wrong this was, he does community service or maybe some time, enters counseling, etc.. Then maybe this is a guy who can stay. But this is not a small problem. This is a big problem.

    • Vincent

      T Will is not the difference between the NBA Finals and being a lottery team. He's the difference between 50 wins and 49 wins. As such, he's not worth ANY trouble, let alone gun trouble. Adios, T Will.

  • swissflix

    This is what happens with guns.

  • 2cents

    And all Mike and Tommy could do was rave about how Williams always carried around a basketball everywhere he went. If only he had had it with him on that day. No one ever got arrested for throwing a basketball at someone, a technical or an ejection maybe, but not arrested. So long Terrence; we hardly knew ya.

  • Rav

    Yeesh, 25 year-old Terrence Williams has a 10 year-old son? Raincoats, please, people.

    • CelticsBIG3

      Right…. Good lord

  • greenboner

    everyone are such bitches.pronouncing him guilty before hes been tried.if he was charged with brandishing a gun and he doesnt have an actual gun charge than its probably baby mama drama.lets see what happens first.as far as not pointing a gun at a woman and just carrying one,i think we should avoid players who dont carry guns because that means they are pussies.

    • Vincent

      With brilliance like that, how are you not an NBA GM already?

    • Sophomore

      Joking, I hope.

  • Renzo

    Why so many basketball players are always involved with guns?

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