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Sean Williams in; Jermaine O'Neals corpse out
Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:15 PM
Poor man's Stiemsma?
Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:45 PM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:50 PM
Love this. Anyone who can jump start the break, play physical and throw down rondo oops is fine by me.
Edited by dolomite133, 19 April 2012 - 07:51 PM.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:07 PM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:20 PM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:32 PM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:35 PM
Too bad this wasn't 3 months ago. With only a couple more games in the regular season not sure if he can play his way into shape and be a factor. Still, they desperately need size so it could be a small positive for them.
Williams was playing regularly in the D-League this season so I'm sure he is in somewhat decent shape.
He's not eligible for the playoffs, correct?
Williams was waived by Dallas before the trade deadline so he is playoff eligible for the Celtics.
Edited by Statman, 19 April 2012 - 08:36 PM.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:43 PM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:57 PM
I'm sure JaJuan Johnson is ecstatic about this move.
I'm sure JaJuan Johnson realizes he isn't going to see a minute in the playoffs.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:51 AM
Edited by The_Powa_of_Seiji_Ozawa, 20 April 2012 - 10:45 AM.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:45 AM
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:09 PM
Is the rumor true that Williams has been banned from the BC campus for life?
No. When he was initially kicked off the team and left BC, the school filed a restraining order against him. When he attempted to come back for a game in 2009 he was arrested for trespassing. The trespassing charges were dropped after then-coach Al Skinner said he had invited Williams to the game and I think the school just dropped it after that.
Trespassing article: http://sportsillustr...ms.nets.arrest/
Charges dropped: http://sports.espn.g...tory?id=3954685
Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:19 PM
He's still a project and I think if Dallas didn't have Brandan Wright and Mahimi (who both have had really good stretches at times backing up Haywood), they'd have kept him. In a team with strong defensive principles like the Celtics, I could see him developing some discipline of the defensive end. And whenever he's had the chance to play, he's played with high energy.
Definitely some upside there IMO.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:48 PM
This team badly needed another big in case of foul trouble. If they can get 10 minutes a game from him periodically without it killing them, that's about all you can ask from a pickup like this. It would've been nice if this had happened a month ago so we could see if KG could coach Williams up in practice and actually get him to contribute something.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:55 PM
Williams was EXTREMELY raw on offense when he came to BC - it was all putbacks or alleyoop dunks at first. He played with Craig Smith and Jared Dudley so he never got many touches. After he returned from his semester-long suspension, Williams had actually developed a pretty good baby hook and a turnaround jumper on the baseline. He loves to jump into the paint and elevate over his defender for his shot. Unfortunately, he never really progressed from that point 5 years ago so he'll never be much of a scorer at the NBA level even though he has the potential to be better. One thing I've always lamented about Williams (other than his attitude) is his weak hands. He never seems to have a great grasp of the basketball when he has it.
I'm not using hyperbole when I say that Sean Williams was one of the best shotblockers I've ever seen at the college level. His athleticism is off-the-charts but his timing is incredible. In our game against Villanova in 2006, he blocked Kyle Lowry's potential gamewinning 3 point shot. A 6'9 or 6'10 guy blocking a 6 ft guard's shot? Meh....except that he started in the paint and still covered the ground to the 3 point line. However, as is the case with most athletic shotblockers, he's more effective as a weakside defender than an on-the-ball defender. BC was a great defensive team during those years and that was all because he would basically erase any mistakes.
A very average rebounder. Going for blocks has a tendency to take him out of position for rebounds. At BC, it worked out perfectly because Craig Smith got the rebounds and Williams blocked the shots. With the Celtics, it could work if he plays with a guy like Bass.
Everyone knows by now that he's a pot smoker and is very immature. He's just the classic example of someone who can't get out of his own way. During his last game at BC, he was literally stoned on the court - could barely function. We all knew that he was done after that. Now, I don't pretend to expect that he'll change but I'm hoping that the Celtics can get a year or 2 out of him before he fucks up again - basically, he could be our Bird Man if everything breaks right. More likely is that KG will kill him and dump his body in the Charles River.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:49 PM
Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:49 PM
It will be interesting to see if Doc can do the impossible and motivate him to care about something other than his next high.
To echo what BSF said he was a remarkably good weak side shot blocker. I always felt he was well below average, or well below what he should have been as a man defender. And the weak side shot blocking does at times come at a price as he was frequently out of position for rebounding
Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:59 AM
How did he play tonight in his 4 mins?
Ran around aimlessly, as expected.