This isn't the kind of rookie year former University of Memphis star Shawne Williams envisioned when he left the Tigers for the NBA after just one season. Williams was a first-round draft pick of the Indiana Pacers. But he has yet to be on the active roster.
Coach Rick Carlisle said Williams could dress out soon. Whether it's in a Pacers jersey or that of an NBA Developmental League team remains to be seen.
''I know there's consideration for doing that,'' Carlisle said of sending Williams to the NBDL. ''If it's going to continue this way, it's probably better to go down and get some minutes.''