Aaron Williams (born October 2, 1971 in Evanston, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player. He plays as a physical power forward-center, and is currently a free agent.
Wiliams attended Holmes Jr. High, where his basketball coach, Walton Willis, wouldn't even let him on the B team. He subsequently moved to Rolling Meadows Highschool.
He was undrafted after a college career at Xavier University, and played for the Utah Jazz, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, Vancouver Grizzlies (afterwards Memphis Grizzlies), Seattle SuperSonics, Washington Wizards, New Jersey Nets, Toronto Raptors, New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers. He also had brief stints in the CBA, Italy and Greece.
In 2000-01, as a member of the New Jersey Nets, Williams posted his best numbers as a pro, playing all possible 82 games while averaging 10.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game, but also had the dubious distinction of leading the league in total personal fouls committed, with 319 (an average of 3.89 fouls per game).
On December 17, 2004, he was traded by the Nets to the Toronto Raptors along with Alonzo Mourning, Eric Williams, and two first round draft picks in exchange for Vince...