Originally Posted by dwillreg
Marcus Williams couldn't lead a team. Are you kidding me UConn was the best team all year and he was the heart and sole of it. He recorded 16 assists in a game against Notre Dame and I don't care if people say he is out of shape cause he was one of the quickest players in COLLEGE last year. Plus Williams has a nice jump shot and can score in the lane at will. He is much better than Deron Williams ever will be. I also agree that Novak has range in his shot and will be a nice find who can stroke the 3 in round 2.
"UConn was the best team all year" is without a doubt a true statement, probably an understatement. IF he's "heart and sole of it", then how come this "great" PG couldn't lead the most talented team by far from top to bottom to the Championship, hell they looked pathetic in the Big East Tourney and fell apart in the Tourney. Didn't see Deron Williams or Chris Paul do that in their college careers.....Like I've said before and say it again. Marcus Williams is not going to turn around ANY lottery team.
Here's a list of PG's drafted in the TOP 10 the last 3 years:
You tell me who of any of these he will better than!
#3 Deron Williams
#4 Chris Paul
#5 Raymond Felton
#4 Shaun Livingston
#5 Devin Harris
#7 Kirk Hinrich
#8 TJ Ford
I can maybe see him being better than TJ because of his accident, but even that is not sure because he showed signs of his old self last year. Other than that I could see him being equal to a Devin Harris, but Devin is faster and actually moves his feet and plays D. Now Marcus does have a better J then Devin but that's it. I am so tired of Marcus getting all this praise but I don't remember any game that meant anything where I saw this kid takeover the team and get the things done that a STAR PG does. Once again where was he in the big moments? He will not get off as many jumpers as he did in college against much faster PG in the NBA and especially considering he's never in the best of shape and plays little to no D.
SO PLEASE EVERYONE GET OFF THE MARCUS WILLIAMS BANDWAGON
There are no PG's in the draft that will save your team. If you want a cheap AI get Randy Foye, If you want to put a few seasons into developing a potential big time PG get a Jordan Farmar, or a Rajon Rondo. But any team or fan listening to the hype that is Marcus Williams please give it a rest and look elsewhere.