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Sean Williams NBDL Update #4 January 14, 2009

Posted by netsophobia in NBDL, Nets News, Sean Williams.
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It’s been awhile but the update is back, Sean Williams showed two sides of himself in his last two games, just two exact interpretations of himself on the court.

In game 4, Sean showed all of us in the Showcase, just how big a deal he can be when he’s at his best, 16 rebounds, 16 points, 6 blocks, 6 assists, on 7-13 shooting in 38 minutes. It’s not just the numbers that are staggering, his ability to stay on the court showing his improved coordination is impressive as well, 3 PFs in 38 minutes, and to top that off, 14ers win, improving to 11-5.

But in game 5, Sean showed another part of his game which no one else wants to see but that’s what everybody will talk about in the future. Again the same foul trouble that had plagued him throughout his NBDL stint, just kinda make us think that maybe game 4 was a fluke?

6 fouls in 23 minutes aren’t exactly pretty and the 4 TOs aren’t going to look pretty as well,he’s just trying to hard to adapt to the SF position when he’s clearly not up to the task yet, do not that his best effort which came in game 4 was when he played PF. But one clear factor of his game that Sean showed tremendous improvement in was his FT shooting, 75% on 2.5 attempts per game is pretty decent compared to his NBA stats.

Bad game from Williams means bad loss for the 14ers, who are 11-6 now.


Sean Williams NBDL Update #3 January 8, 2009

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Sean Williams’ had his best stat line as a 14er, breaking double digits for the first time as well as showing tremendous offensive rebounding and weakside defense, but that was all the good things Sean showed us, the rest of what Sean did was just in all dissapointing.

The atmosphere, the scouts, the people, they were all there, Sean had the tools for him to work his magic at the NBDL Showcase in Orem but he didn’t take advantage of them, showing what according to Johnathan Givony from Draft Express a lack of basketball IQ, and the same problem we knew Sean had in him, a lack of purpose on the court and not knowing what to do all the time; while picking up fouls like they were points.

Seriously, if he wants to be back on the Nets roster, first he needs to show that he belongs on the 14ers roster, show the team something that they think they can have from you every night.

28 minutes, 10 points on 4-7 shooting, 2-3 FTs , 8 rebounds (5-3), 3 blocks, 1 steal, 6 fouls

Colorado 14ers record: 9-5
Sean’s grade: B-

Sean Williams NBDL Update #1 January 3, 2009

Posted by netsophobia in Colorado 14ers, NBA talk, NBDL, Sean Williams.

Sean Williams’ first game with the Colorado 14ers was indeed a very good one, well first he played 18 minutes, which is way more than he can get if he’s still in the Nets, and second the 14ers won, so yeah it’s a good day at work for Sean.

Of course of course, It was Sonny Weems (Denver send-down) and former Net guard Eddie Gill who won the game for the 14ers, but its not like Sean did nothing in his 18 minutes, in fact he did what he was supposed to be doing when he’s playing for the Nets,

18 minutes, 6 points on 1-4 shooting, 4-4 FTs (!!), 4 rebounds (2-2) 4 blocks, 1 assist, 3 fouls

That’s what we’re talking bout isn’t it, the blocks man, it just needs to keep coming, he just needs to get more confidence, and getting to know more about where he should be on the floor at some time and stop picking up cheap fouls. Good start to his NBDL career for Sean.


When offense doesn’t count for much. March 2, 2008

Posted by netsophobia in Atlantic Division, Desegana Diop, Devin Harris, Eastern Conference, Lawrence Frank, Marcus Williams, Maurice Ager, NBA talk, New Jersey Nets, Sean Williams, Trenton Hassell, Vince Carter.

Before the lineup overhaul, this team was struggling both on the defense and on offense, even with the same team that from two years ago whichc was one of the best defensive teams in the league, the team slowly deterioriated to the point of last season where on certain games they could lock teams down defensively to this season where teams would just steamroll over them.

Then came all the trades which saw the blog favorite Jason Collins traded for Stromile Swift and Kidd and Antoine going over to Dallas, it all points to the new guys like Harris, Hassell, Swift (and of course Diop, but we’re talking about offense here) to score more, to shoot higher percentages compred to the other three. Prior trade, none of the three ex-Nets were shooting over 41% while the trio of Hassell, Harris, and Swift has Hassell shooting 44% which is the lowest among them three. So basically the offense’s going to improve over time correct?

Yeah, but the point is, if you can’t stop anyone, you can’t win games even if you’re scoring 120 or 130. The focus on this team has to be on defense, because no matter how many points they can score, this team isn’t equipped to be Phoenix East or Golden State East, the Nets just don’t have the personnel to do that, the reason we lost against the Magic, was because coach Frank wanted to keep up with the scoring charts therefore five players ended the game playing 38 minutes and only one reserve played over 20 minutes, and in the end the team suffered. During crunchtime when stops are important, we couldn’t get any because the entire lineup on the floor was fatigued and Frank isn’t trusting enough to put any new guys on the court.

if kids could D up, why can’t we?

Which comes to the next point, player rotation, we all heard what the Hassell’s, Diops and Swift could do, they CAN play defense, but if the coach isn’t going to play them, they can’t do their jobs no? If the reserves don’t get playing time, players like VC and RJ, Harris would suffer at the end fo close games when we need a closer, we need our star players to be fresh to make plays; not be tired and choke.

We have so many players on this team that’s capable of playing stellar defense so why not we utilize them? Let’s say this team needs to score, yeah the starters can score all they want, but when it’s the 2nd quarter, a time for runs, why not but a few of those guys in and let them play defense, let’s say a 2nd quarter lineup of Harris, Carter, Hassell, Diop and Williams. It’s the balance between offense and defense that matters.

I’m sure if the team focuses on D, guys like Maurice Ager would play defense when they are on the court, he certainly has the tools, but he’s trying to hard to show everyone how good he can sore the basketball, hence his lousy stats. Frank needs to give defense a shot but everything starts with trust, he has to trust the new players and give them minutes, put the emphsis on D and the scoring will come, because I don’t see the Suns winning any championships yet.

Want More of Sean Williams?? November 26, 2007

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Fill your dosage here, he’s just crazy at number 3

I can only choke this out November 16, 2007

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there’s the comment of if LeBron were to do this, It would have been the dunk of the year.

Sean Williams Redux July 29, 2007

Posted by netsophobia in Jamaal Magloire, NBA talk, New Jersey Nets, Off-Season, Sean Williams.
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I haven’t actually seen Sean Williams in action yet, except for 15 second clips of him blocking and dunking the basketball, but then again, just seeing him play in those 15 second videos and listening to people going on and on about how good he is defensively, I’d already set a bar for him that is like THAT HIGH, and it would really dissapoint me if he fails to match that standard I’ve set for him.

But then again, Do I actually have the right to even judge or predict how good or how bad is he going to play? Do I have the right to criticise him when he fails to live up to my expectations?
TARRYTOWN, NY - JULY 27:  Sean Williams #51 of the New Jersey Nets poses for a portrait during the 2007 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot on July 27, 2007 at the MSG Training Facility in Tarrytown, New York.  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 Steve Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)
I’d already noted numerous times on numerous blog entries that Sean Williams would come into the team and be the piece that could help us checkmate the entire league into submission, but yet, would he just be another Maceo Baston? or the next Kenyon Martin? The lines are clearly drawn here, either he’s a fan favorite, or the next Yinka Dare.

As biased as I am, I’m still ready to insert Sean Williams as my starting center immediately, It’s not just because I don’t like Jamaal Magloire, he has yet to convince me that he’s NOT “soft”, but wouldn’t it be better that the team let Williams start and see how he does for the first ten games? if he excels in the role that he’s been given, then hooray, if he doesn’t, we would still know how good can he be and gauge him from there.

I know this is a crap article but somehow I just found the words to correctly describe the Nets’ frontline, WHAT WE LACK IN QUALITY, WE HAVE IT IN QUANTITY.

(EDIT: I know this may sound hypocritical (I think I am anyway), BUT if Sean Williams isn’t starting, I hope Magloire starts over Jason Collins, for the love of god really, I’d really need to come up with someting against him all over again.)

Belated Thought on Sean Williams July 17, 2007

Posted by netsophobia in NBA Draft, New Jersey Nets, Sean Williams.
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It’s not really that long ago since the draft tho, many thanks to SML, from SML for spelling me from this spell of laziness.

Sean Williams is no doubt a gifted player.  His first summer league game indicated one thing – he’s still very much raw.  That shouldn’t surprise anyone; this is a player that was suspended from the BC team for second half of the season, and hasn’t played for a team since about seven months ago.  He’ll take some time, maybe a lot of time, to develop. 

Never the less, his potential is vast.  You can’t teach defense, right?  Well, this kid has defense.  He averaged 5 bpg last season at BC.  In his first two seasons at BC, he averaged over 2 bpg, despite only playing about 17 minutes/gm.  He also averaged more than 1 spg last season, and his rebounding and scoring were also much improved.  Had he finished the season, he likely would have been a lottery pick.

What should Nets fans expect from Sean Williams this season?  Much like what they got from another Big East player who slipped in the draft because of “character” issues, Marcus Williams – about 10-20 mpg coming off the bench, depending on his productivity.  Lots of defense, some impressive blocks, some dunks here and there, but nothing too impactful.  He may not even get much playing time for the early parts of the season, though he will probably eventually work his way into the 8-man rotation.  The bottom line is he’s rusty, hasn’t played or been coached in a while, and has a lot of work to go before he can reach his potential.  As for that potential?  If all goes right, in a year or two he might start to resemble another notable weed-loving big man from a NE school… Marcus Camby.