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R-Dub: Time Lord, Tantalizing Sleeper, or Just a Late Flier?

Discussion in 'Mark Blount's Port Cellar: Celtics Forum' started by ifmanis5, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. wade boggs chicken dinner

    wade boggs chicken dinner Member SoSH Member

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    Nice long-form article on TL here: https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/02/11/back-in-time-enigmatic-robert-williams-iii/.

    Love the fact that the guy felt bad for opponents in high school so he would hand the ball back to them after a rebound.

    Here's the money quote to me:

    “He still doesn’t understand it. He’s so humble and unique,” said Evans, who renamed his team the RW III All-Stars this season in honor of the Celtics rookie. “I was having a conversation with him the other day. He gives everyone so much credit. He thinks everybody else is so great and he’s just average."

    "He don’t understand — you are just as great as everyone else. But he’s so humble and unique that he doesn’t put it up here,” the coach said, pointing to his head. “All through high school I was saying this boy has rare talent. He could be one of the best in the world. He still hasn’t wrapped his mind around it — how good he really can be."
     
  2. TripleOT

    TripleOT Member SoSH Member

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    I wonder if someone so humble and caring can truly thrive in the NBA.
     
    #652 TripleOT, Feb 12, 2019
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  3. bosox79

    bosox79 Member SoSH Member

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    AC Green did ok.
     
  4. DrewDawg

    DrewDawg Dorito Dink SoSH Member

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    Well, the key might be him accepting that it's a job, and in the article he mentions that.
     
  5. HomeRunBaker

    HomeRunBaker bet squelcher SoSH Member

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    If you are humble and caring off the court that is fine (AC Green good example)…...however if you possess these characteristics ON the floor it will be very difficult to succeed at such a high level while being at such a mental disadvantage. The good thing is that he's a kid and has time on his side to mature as a player. From the little he's played this year he seems to be a long ways from contributing to a contender though. We are in Championship Mode and not Rebuilding Mode so anything that comes out of TL is gravy but I'd imagine it's more than likely he'll be used as a trade chip for this reason.
     
  6. BigSoxFan

    BigSoxFan Member SoSH Member

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    Could’ve fooled me...
     
  7. wade boggs chicken dinner

    wade boggs chicken dinner Member SoSH Member

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    Here are some recent highlights from the G league. The first part is all dunks and blocks. Towards the end, there are a few jumpers and a couple of post up moves. Also shows a few passes which are pretty good for a big man. Enjoy!

     
  8. RetractableRoof

    RetractableRoof Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Those that know his college game - are those jumpers in his comfort zone or is he shooting because those were his marching orders from Boston when sent down? The passing seems natural and unforced.
     
  9. HomeRunBaker

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    Teams almost exclusively packed in a 2-3 zone against A&M because nobody in that conference could matchup against their other big Tyler Davis who was a lethal low post scorer. The Aggies offense was walk it up using low block screens with ball swings to post up Davis, sneak a lob to TL or post him up, or one of the wings took a 3.
     
  10. RetractableRoof

    RetractableRoof Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    OK, so if there was a natural outside shot in his skill set it was pre-A&M or just not needed in their offense.

    Thank you.
     

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