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Old 06-30-2007, 04:42 PM   #1
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Default James White or Marcus Williams?

If you're the Spurs and you had to choose one of these swingmen for the next season, who would it be?... Or, which one would you take just in general?

Mind you, we're talking about NBA basketball, not a dunk competition, so don't be too quick to choose White.

I believe both players averaged the most points for their respective teams in their last year of college ball. Both players are around 6-7, Small Forwards. Both have fairly good upside, and if they stay Spurs they'll be with a disciplined group and staff. Both are offensively inclined, but neither have a three point shot down pact. White seems like the more capable defender, while Williams seems like the better scorer/playmaker.

I'll admit, I'm no "expert" on either of these players (though I know more about White), hence the reason I made this thread. Who would you choose, if you had to pick one?

Last years in college:

Williams - 16.6 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.1 spg, .494 FG%, .695 FT%

White - 16.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.1 spg, .488 FG%, .838 FT%
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: James White or Marcus Williams?

Williams has more potential but I hope they keep both.
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:49 PM   #3
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Default Re: James White or Marcus Williams?

I say white he is more athletic I think and he has better FT% which is important since there other stats are about even.
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Old 06-30-2007, 05:08 PM   #4
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Default Re: James White or Marcus Williams?

If I had to choose, I'd go with Marcus Williams. He's a much more complete, well-rounded, and polished player. Much more ready to contribute as well and he is significantly younger than White.

I expect the Spurs to keep both, though. Finley, Barry, Bowen, Ginobili = old.
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Old 06-30-2007, 05:48 PM   #5
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Default Re: James White or Marcus Williams?

Marcus Williams by a landslide. He's younger, more talented, and has a lot more potential than James White.
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Old 06-30-2007, 06:30 PM   #6
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Default Re: James White or Marcus Williams?

spurs should keep james white, so he could be the first spur to win the dunk contest
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Old 06-30-2007, 06:32 PM   #7
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Default Re: James White or Marcus Williams?

Keep both but Williams is the better player.
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Old 06-30-2007, 06:34 PM   #8
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Marcus Williams by a landslide. He's younger, more talented, and has a lot more potential than James White.

Yup. Williams is a way better all around player, no challenge at that.
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Default Re: James White or Marcus Williams?

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Keep both but Williams is the better player.
OP says "if you had to keep one"..........
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If I had to choose, I'd go with Marcus Williams. He's a much more complete, well-rounded, and polished player. Much more ready to contribute as well and he is significantly younger than White.

I expect the Spurs to keep both, though. Finley, Barry, Bowen, Ginobili = old.
I'd go with Marcus Williams too even though I hate the guy. He has the talent and Lute Olsen said he would be a better NBA player than a college player but god damn he is a black hole on offense.
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Old 06-30-2007, 10:40 PM   #11
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Default Re: James White or Marcus Williams?

Just thought I'd elaborate on the whole age thing.

James White has only one year of NBA experience over Marcus Williams, but is 4 years older......
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Old 06-30-2007, 10:42 PM   #12
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Default Re: James White or Marcus Williams?

Marcus Williams without a doubt. He might make horrible decisions, but no worse than White.
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neither, duh. Keep'em both :
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Old 06-30-2007, 11:58 PM   #14
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Default Re: James White or Marcus Williams?

the guy who plays the best defense will get the spot. marcus williams seems like the guy who has the most potential. from what i have heard he is a good defender...when he wants to be. this will be a problem if he takes plays off. pop will bench him quick and he will likely be in the doghouse giving james white more playing time.

james white from what i have seen from him really wants to succeed and he does whatever is asked of him. he is a capable defender and this one year advantage in the spurs system will allow him to get much more minutes than marcus williams.

i dont expect marcus williams to get much, of any, playing time this year. he will do what james white did this past year and just sit and study.
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Default Re: James White or Marcus Williams?

Marcus is a SG and James White a SF. Dont see why Spurs cant keep both. Not like Tiago Splitter or Scola are coming over anytime soon. Plus they have old players on thier team...why get rid of youth? Marcus is obviously better and might end up a "steal" because last year he would have gone first round if not lottery. Had an off season this past but Michael Redd did and guess what? Went 2nds round after one year prior being projected as a lottery pick.
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