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Orlando Magic GM Otis Smith, to Mike Bianchi: Signing Jason Williams is "a possibility"

Orlando Magic GM Otis Smith told Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel that free-agent point guard Jason Williams worked out for the team this morning, and "looked OK," saying "he's a possibility" to fill the Magic's need for another point guard.

Williams worked out for the Memphis Grizzlies earlier this month, and did not impress, according to Alex Kennedy's sources. Williams, who will turn 34 in November, signed with the Los Angeles Clippers last season, but abruptly retired before training camp began. After a year off, he's auditioning to return to the NBA.

Two weeks ago, I listed Williams in a survey of free-agent point guards whom the Magic might sign. My take hasn't changed. He's a heady player who can run an offense, but whose other deficiencies (shooting, defense) compromise his value.

UPDATE: Tim Povtak notes that Williams prefers Orlando above all other destinations:

Williams has told friends that his first choice would be playing in his adopted hometown, where his wife and children have been living. The Magic already have starter Jameer Nelson and veteran backup Anthony Johnson under contract.