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Old 11-13-2012, 02:47 PM   #16
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Default Re: Is it too early to call Derrick Williams a bust?

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Yeah he sucks. He has a team without its six best players at 5-2, but he sucks, because one guy underperforms.



Didn't realize he guided them. Thank you.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:49 PM   #17
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Default Re: Is it too early to call Derrick Williams a bust?

I don't think it's too early to call him a bust. Does he have a chance to become a good player? Sure. Has he been a total bust thus far in his career? Yep.

It's not like he's 18 years old either, he was supposed to be an immediate contributor for the Wolves.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:50 PM   #18
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Default Re: Is it too early to call Derrick Williams a bust?

I don't think he's entirely bad.

He drafted Rubio, traded for Love, brought over Shved and Pek, hired Adleman etc etc.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:04 PM   #19
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Default Re: Is it too early to call Derrick Williams a bust?

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I don't think he's entirely bad.

He drafted Rubio, traded for Love, brought over Shved and Pek, hired Adleman etc etc.
Don't forget he wasted so many high picks, traded for Jaric ...
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:06 PM   #20
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Default Re: Is it too early to call Derrick Williams a bust?

Ship him out ASAP. With Love out and a full off-season to brush up his skills, this was supposed to be his time to show his mettle. Instead he's showing how much he sucks. Dante Cunningham is outplaying him and with AK47, Love and Buddinger he has no space in the wolves rotation.

But maybe I'm giving up on him to soon because I'm still traumatized by those two orangy scrubs (Flynn and W.Johnson). I mean goddamn, we had 3 top 5 picks and wasted them all.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:10 PM   #21
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Default Re: Is it too early to call Derrick Williams a bust?

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I don't think it's too early to call him a bust. Does he have a chance to become a good player? Sure. Has he been a total bust thus far in his career? Yep.

It's not like he's 18 years old either, he was supposed to be an immediate contributor for the Wolves.

Didn't he just turn 20 or 21?

He has a long way to go before you can call him a bust.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:15 PM   #22
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Default Re: Is it too early to call Derrick Williams a bust?

Remember people said he was a budding superstar SF??



Annnnnnd yet another prediction I was dead right on.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:17 PM   #23
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Default Re: Is it too early to call Derrick Williams a bust?

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I wouldn't call him a bust yet. People here have no patience. They proclaim greatness for a player after one good game and call people done after 2 bad games . It's too soon to call him a bust, but it's looking like he maybe. He's a tweener. He's not an NBA power forward, so he needs to become an NBA small forward. Work on your game son.

I disagree. 5 years ago he was too small to be a power forward, but now that players at that position are getting shorter and shorter he fits there better than at the 3. Size isn't his problem.

His problem is more that he doesn't do anything well at the NBA level. He's supposed to be a scorer but his scoring ability hasn't really translated from college and his shooting is nowhere near as good as it seemed at Arizona. Add that to being below average on the boards and defense and you have a pretty useless NBA forward.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:32 PM   #24
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Default Re: Is it too early to call Derrick Williams a bust?

E'Twaun Moore the 55th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft is currently putting up better numbers than him.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:53 PM   #25
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Default Re: Is it too early to call Derrick Williams a bust?

Kahn tried to trade him to Charlotte for the #2 pick. MKG has already been better lol.
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Remember people said he was a budding superstar SF??



Annnnnnd yet another prediction I was dead right on.
Pretty sure you said that Kyrie would be a bust and that the Cavs should've taken Derrick Williams.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:29 PM   #27
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Default Re: Is it too early to call Derrick Williams a bust?

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Didn't he just turn 20 or 21?

He has a long way to go before you can call him a bust.

21 isn't that young in the NBA. Kevin Durant was averaging 30ppg at 21 after having been the number 2 overall pick.

Williams went to school for two years too, players like that are supposed to be a bit more polished than the one and doners.
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Default Re: Is it too early to call Derrick Williams a bust?

I never really liked Williams, I thought he'd be better than he has been though. I just didn't think he warranted being picked 2nd, I thought Jonas and Kanter were better prospects.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:35 PM   #29
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Default Re: Is it too early to call Derrick Williams a bust?

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And I remember when people used to argue that Williams should be picked ahead of Kyrie.

I'll take my lumps on that. I threw out the scenario of Cleveland taking Williams at #1 and Knight at #4. Yikes. I'd be fired if I was the GM that made that call.

As for the question of the thread, no, I don't think it's too early. He was pretty hyped up and you'd be able to tell if he really had something by now. He doesn't. There's nothing special about him. You would think with Love going down, he'd emerge.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:39 PM   #30
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Pretty sure you said that Kyrie would be a bust and that the Cavs should've taken Derrick Williams.
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