Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal
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The thing that sucks. They are bringing back the same dysfunctional team as last year. Williams is a good player when he's healthy. The problem is he never is.Just gave up a player Moses Brown for basically nothing and extended a bench guy for 4 years 54 million.
Brad Stevens is quickly becoming the worst GM in the league.
He’s not just a bench guy. Williams has tons of potential and is a difference maker on the court. The question is can he stay healthy because he has yet to prove it. That’s what makes the contract questionable, not his talent.
By the way have you ever watched Moses Brown other than that one career game he had against the Celtics? He isn’t that good, even if I would have preferred we kept him over say…Kanter
Be honest, how many games have you watched Moses Brown play? You are a joker if you think Brown is better than Rob Williams.Moses Brown is a really promising player. How can you dismiss the kid, I bet you haven't even studied his game. He's arguably better than timelord and already proven to be able to play heavier minutes , and he makes peanuts compared to the massive overpay timelord just got.
His passing has definitely been underrated. Was really impressed by it last season.Here's part of the take on this from John Karalis at BSJ, who is IMHO the best Celtics beat writer out there now:
By the end of the last season, Boston’s offense ran through a healthy Williams, who displayed a natural passing ability that made him dangerous with the ball in his hands in the high post. It quickly became evident that the ball-movement, read-and-react style Stevens wanted was best achieved through Williams and his ability to make quick decisions and find cutters.
Add to that his freakish ability to sky for lobs, and Williams had proven himself to be a very valuable part of the team. The pressure he puts on the rim on pick-and-rolls has the ability to suck in all five defenders, opening up space for everyone to operate.
However, his biggest strides came on the other end of the floor. Where he once relied on those physical gifts to block shots out of seemingly nowhere, he has since improved his positioning and footwork to better prevent shots from even being taken. Slowly, he began protecting the rim with his presence rather than his jumping ability. And while he will still come out of nowhere to alter shots, his ability to slide laterally rather than turn his hips and run after attackers is what serves him best defensively.
...It’s hard to imagine that Stevens, who has had intimate knowledge of the type and severity of Williams’ injuries, would commit to five full seasons of him at the center spot if he was overly concerned about them (injuries going forward).
They didn't. If they had, they would have paid at least twice as much.I'm not against timelord. Just don't think spending $120M to bring back the same bad team from last year is a good idea. It's also really risky to take a 18mpg player and pay him as if he can play 34mins a game for 80 games next year.....