The 33-year-old must clear waivers to expire the rest of his $15 million salary for the season, but he has full interest in the first place team in the East. He will be postseason eligible for his new team, assuming it's Milwaukee, since he will clear waivers before March 1st.
Milwaukee joined the likes of the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers to stay put as Thursday's 3:00pm EST. deadline came and went, as those teams are favorites to represent their conference in June's NBA Finals. But those teams are expected to turn to the buyout market to add to their roster, and the Bucks will do just that, adding to their top-ranked offense and defense in the league.
They would add some playoff experience in Williams, who has averaged 25 minutes per game in 49 career playoff contests. He was last in the playoffs with the Hornets in 2016, as he also spent time with the Utah Jazz and Atlanta Hawks since entering the league in 2005. In his 15 seasons in the league, Williams has posted 10.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, and he has had nine seasons where he averaged in double figures, which gives the Bucks another intriguing option to come off their bench.