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Summer League Game 1: Sean Williams drops a bomb. July 10, 2007

Posted by netsophobia in Hassan Adams, Marcus Williams, Orlando Magic, Sean Williams.
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Sean Williams signed the rookie deal that will entitle him to 1.2 million dollars in year 2 and blablabla la, basic deal, so off to the court he went, well , it’s the first day of Summer League and we’re playing against the home team, the bad old Orlando Magic, led by good young J.J Redick.

PHILADELPHIA - JULY 04:  NBA 2007 Basketball Skills Champion Jacob Bradley poses for a picture at the NBA Nation Tour event on July 04, 2007 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)
Kay, the Magic…they’ve got Redick, James Augustine, UNLV’s Kevin Kruger, some Gortat guy who went crazy on us, and Damone Brown, that’s the starting five. Then there’s Steven Smith, not to be mistaken with Steve Smith, but I have no idea who Steven Smith is, and then another bunch of unknowns. Oh ait, I know Loren Stokes.

So the Nets’ team, we/I whatever, already know the players, be it through the Know Your Summer League Player section and blablabla, basically Matt Walsh isn’t here with the team because he decided to go poopoo ad join the Cavs’ summer league team, which is… ohkay…

I don’t know if this is just me, but maybe half of the crowd in attendance or watching or whatever wanted to see how Sean Williams did, and not watching Redick going Dukish by hit 4 threes, and going 12-12 from the line, yea. J.J Redick bombed our team for 30 points, the Gortat guy played and even more complete game than anyone else, getting 10 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 assists, oh and two blocks.

New Jersey Nets forward, Sean Williams (51) dunks as Orlando Magic guard Kevin Kruger (2) can only watch during an NBA basketball summer league game in Orlando, Fla., Monday, July 9, 2007.
yes, that’s his only FG

Before I reach Sean Williams, I have to make sure that everyone who is reading this piece that Summer Leagues allows players to commit ten fouls before getting their butt kicked ot of the game, and by that we can continue onto Sean, first of all, Weed Boy had ONE FG, ONE REBOUND, THREE BLOCKED SHOTS, AND TWO POINTS. 1+1+3+2= 7, er, not good right? it gets worse, 8 PFs and 4 Turnovers, 8+4=12..not good at all. But hey, Greg Oden sucked his way onto a bad debut performance, so did Kevin Durant, and the good thing is he had 3 blocks in 22 minutes, and he only took 3 shots, and he has no offense, so don’t be too harsh on him alright, relax, he’ll be fine, but being overzealous with his defense won’t help him with his foul numbers.

MAITLAND, FL - JULY 9:  JJ Redick #7 of the Orlando Magic shoots against Sean Williams #51 of the New Jersey Nets during play at the 2007 Pepsi Pro Summer League at the RDV Sportsplex on July 9, 2007 in Maitland, Florida.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice:  Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
Lawrence Frank
wants to start Sean Williams but he’ll have to show tha he can bring much much more to move Frank and dispose his beloved Collins from the starting lineup.

“He had early foul trouble but he had the three blocks. He got a taste and now we’ll see what strides he makes this week,”

Oh, then there’s Robert Hite, the last time I saw him was last season appearing on a Heat jersey, and he went for a holiday with the police and so on. anyway, Hite went head to head with Redick and hit four threes of his own as well, went to the linea couple of times and was very selective with his shots, first his taking smart shots, and secondly Marcus Williams hogged the ball.

Hassan Adams was solid rebounding the basketball even though he’s undersized at the 3, and playing defense, but he still hasn’t shown that he’s improved on his range nor his shot, 3-7 from the line is Collins like, not good.

Orlando Magic guard Kevin Kruger (2), tries to stop New Jersey Nets guard Marcus Williams during an NBA basketball summer league game Monday, July 9, 2007, in Orlando, Fla.
Marcus Williams had a team high 19 points, but getting that point total on an atrocious 5-18 shooting is a no no, no matter how you see it. The bright side for Williams was, he carried the team in the fourth quarter and toyed with the Magic defense and  got to the line at will, but still, he has a long way to go, and he could start by taking less shots.

Other Notables
– Mike Jones
had a nice 15 minutes with 9 points and 2 threes.
Steven Smith of the Magic contributed 13 points on 6-11 shooting topace the Magic bench.
Tony Skinn from George Mason fame had only 8 minutes.
Brandon Hunter achieved an unbelievable 4×6 with 6 points, 6 rebounds, 6 TOs, and 6 PFs.
Jamaal Tatum made he most of his 6 minutes with 3 points, 2 fouls and an assist.

New Jersey Nets (0-1)
Orlando Magic (1-0)

Final Score : Orlando Magic 85 – 74 New Jersey Nets
Nets High Point Man:
Marcus Williams, 5-18 FGs, 9-11 FTs, 19 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 assists.
Player of the Game: J.J Redick, 7-18 FGs, 4-6 3pt FGs, 12-12 FTs, 30 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists.
Sub of the Game: Steven Smith, 6-11 FGs, 13 points

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