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VCDrivesAPorscheToWork 06-09-2006 03:02 PM

Rod Thorn eyes Jayson Williams
 
http://www.nypost.com/sports/nets/69819.htm

Quote:

June 8, 2006 -- The Nets' search for a backup point guard could come to a guy born just a few counties away: Jay Williams, the former No. 2 overall pick by Chicago out of Duke who will work out for the team Saturday, June 17.
The Nets, who have acknowledged their intrigue in the Plainfield, N.J.-born Williams, yesterday finalized the workout date.

Williams, 24, hopes to make a comeback to the NBA from a devastating motorcycle accident in June 2003 when he suffered a fractured pelvis, torn knee ligaments and damaged nerves in his left leg. He averaged 9.5 points and 4.7 assists in 2002-03 for the Bulls, who bought out the remaining two years of his contract for about $3 million and waived him.

Williams worked out last week for the Raptors and told reporters, "I actually think I'm ready to play now . . . I'm not going to be a point guard who's going to try to score 40 points, I'm going to be a guy who's going to get all my teammates involved."

The Nets have been in constant contact with Williams' camp and now are anxious to see him following his injury.

fred.kerber@nypost.com



what do you guys think of this Duke product? do you think his convalescent is complete? do you think he can fit into the Nets offense as the backup PG? do you think Kidd can teach him a thing or two?

personally I saw a few games in his rookie season, especially that game in whcih he dropped a 3D on none other than.. Jason Kidd.. and this kid has potential.

but he could be that Jerry Stackhouse-type spark off the bench the Nets need to raise it to the next level.

(yeah I know Stackhouse was a 29ppg scorer once, but i said Stackhouse-like)

what do you think?

ZHAKIDD532 06-09-2006 03:23 PM

my looming memory of him is of him dropping a triple-double on the same night as jkidd. Dude is golden

wang4three 06-09-2006 03:27 PM

I read Jayson Williams and I was like, "We don't need him anymore!"

The Zen Master 06-16-2006 05:52 AM

He is surely better then Jacque Vaugh.We need a better PG than JV if we want to go all the way

netsfan549 06-16-2006 09:34 AM

Bill Cartwright was his ex-coach in Chicago :)


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