Williams and Pittman join Cole Aldrich, Patrick Patterson, Gani Lawal, Solomon Alabi, Christian Eyenga and Ed Davis among NBA players on assignment this season.
That makes eight all together and is well ahead of the pace for last year, when the eighth player wasn’t assigned until Dec. 15. A year ago, 24 players were assigned 42 total times.
Williams, a former Louisville star, was sent to the Springfield Armor.
“After discussing the situation with Avery over the last several days, I feel the best course of action for Terrence and the team at this time is for him to play in the D-League,” Nets GM Billy King said. “He is currently on the inactive list and this move will allow him to play until he is once again placed on the active list. There is no timetable on his return to the active list, and Terrence’s future status will be addressed at the appropriate time.”