NBA News: Former Nets Pick Jordan Williams Arrested For Kidnapping

By Miguel Torres, Posted: 01/03/17 07:35PM EST

Former NBA big man Jordan Williams is currently in hot water after being arrested for kidnapping.

According to a report by the Hartford Courant, the 26-year-old Williams was taken into custody, along with four others, for a kidnapping and robbery incident that happened on Thanksgiving. As noted in the report, the incident was the result of a "drug deal gone bad", according to police statements.

An unidentified juvenile was said to have been taken away at knifepoint, and was brought to an unspecified home, where his clothes were taken, and was assaulted. Law enforcement officers were alerted after the victim was able to run away and cry for help.

Williams was charged with risk of injury to a minor, breach of peace, third-degree assault, and third-degree strangulation, which led him to post a $300,000 bail. Companion Isamar Dirocie was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree kidnapping, risk of injury to a minor and requires a $400,000 bail, while the other accomplice Idalis Berroa was charged with risk of injury to a minor, first-degree robbery, and conspiracy to commit first-degree kidnapping, and was ordered to be held in lieu of a $500,000 bail.

For his part, Williams has been trying his best to make a return to the NBA, posting various tweets in August and November of the previous year about his intents to "prove everyone wrong." And in a 2014 interview with, Williams believes he will be an asset for any team, given his experience and current skillset.

"[Teams] are always looking for rebounders and guys who can come off of screens and run the floor well," Williams said. "So that's what I'm trying to do. I'm not the biggest and best scorer, but I can put the ball in the basket and I can run, so I think that's what teams are looking for."

Williams spent one season in the NBA for the New Jersey Nets in 2011-2012. At the time, he was averaging 4.6 points, and 3.6 rebounds. 

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