Originally Posted by G.O.A.T
Whats the official word on the Paul/Williams thing.
Were the Hawks that high on Williams or just not as high on CP3?
At the time it didn't seem like a terrible choice. Williams had superstar potential and not many point guards had been making a major impact around that time. The best in the league were guys like Kidd, Billups, Parker, Cassell. More of the complimentary type player. Even more so, point guards from recent drafts were not making big impacts. Jay Wiulliams, Shawn Livingston, Devin Harris, T.J. Ford, Marcus Banks, Kirk Hinrich, Sebastian Telfair. Those were the last guys drafted in the lottery at the PG spot. Meanwhile wing players were all the rage...Melo, Bron, Wade.
What was the reasoning there?
Williams was the consensus no. 2 pick that year, so at the time it didn't seem like a horrible pick.
Marvin had back problems this year, but that said he has been fairly lazy in his practice skills. His jump shot should be a lot better than it is, and he finally became a solid defender this year, after years of putting no effort into it.
Hopefully he will do better next year.