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Sean Williams is officially a bust

Posted on: December 29, 2008 4:04 pm
 

The Nets have announced that center Sean Williams, the 17th overall pick from last season, has been assigned to their D-League affiliate, the Colorado 14ers. They should rename the team the 17ers. Talk about falling from the sky like a rock.

And to think: If not for some off-the-court issues Williams had coming out of Boston College -- including several suspensions for violating "team rules" -- he might've been a lottery pick. We don't need to kick the man when he's down, but suffice it to say that when you Google Sean Williams and one of the entries that shows up on the first page is from the website Cannabis.com, it is not good.

Wendell Maxey of HoopsWorld did a piece on Williams today titled "Searching for Sean Williams." The search is over.

 

 

Comments

Since: Oct 17, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2008 6:43 pm
 

Sean Williams is officially a bust

How is he a bust? He had 377 total points in his 3 year college career.  It's not like he dominated and then amounted to nothing in the NBA.  He didn't do much in college and probably won't in the NBA. 



Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: December 30, 2008 10:16 am
 

Sean Williams is officially a bust

The Knicks could use a shot blocking rebounding center who can run and jump. Is Williams' baggage too much for them? Can someone clarify that when a player goes to the D league he is open to sign with anyone? even though these player get "assigned" to affiliates of the club they came too?



Since: Dec 23, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2008 5:04 am
 

Sean Williams is officially a bust

Last year, everyone was saying Sean WIlliams was a steal...  His biggest problem this year is the Brook Lopez has been outstanding as a rookie and there is really no playing time available to him.  If he can stay out of serious trouble, he may yet be able to help someone with that inside presence.



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2008 9:47 pm
 

Sean Williams is officially a bust

This is not a huge surprise to me.  He was a  rebound/block guy in college that could jump out the gym.  He had pretty much no offensive game unless it was dunking.  Why would the nets expect him to all of a sudden have a 15 foot jump shot or a back to the basket skill set when he never did in college?



Since: Aug 2, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2008 8:25 pm
 

Sean Williams is officially a bust

I just dont understand this guys thought process.

I mean 4 the love of god you have to be a complete idiot to give up an NBA career because you still want to act like a thug and still smoke pot
and carry around a gun and all the other stuff sports players are doing these days.

Long gone are the days of Wilt and Magic just chasing some tail.   Bunch of idiots they deserve everything that happens to them!!



Since: Jun 7, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2008 7:29 pm
 

Sean Williams is officially a bust

I would totally agree with this post, but even when he was drafted their was a lot of negative things about this kid coming out and alot of the college basketball anchors were surprised he went as early as he did. Stating that, I thought he did a decent job last season, hes just another Tyson Chandler when he is given the time to mature, I think hell be back and turn out to be a decent player, mainly a 5 foot and in player.I enjoyed watching him in college negativity off court or not he has that raw talent that alot of teams may not pass up on, maybe the Nets could trade him for a valuable draft pick or another decent player.



Since: Sep 29, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2008 6:43 pm
 

Sean Williams is officially a bust

This kid is still a work in progress.  Even at Boston College he never had offensive skills.  He can jump out of this world, and can block shots.  He has never had any game outside of 5 feet though.  He is a rebound and dunk & alley-oop type of player.  He may be able to progress with Devin Harris through time, but who knows.  I think if they give up on him now, it is way to early.


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