Monday, June 12, 2006

would a williams by any other name not play as sweet?

hawks draft update:

the good news is that marcus williams, who i've been pleading for the hawks to take for many months now, is now projected by most pundits to be their pick. the bad news is that while i still believe that marcus williams would be the perfect distributor for this young, athletic team, it seems that hawks GM billy knight has another williams in mind.

check out this story. supposedly dukie center shelden williams has received a guarantee from a top 5 team; and there is really only one top 5 team it could be [possibly portland, but that's very doubtful].

how does shelden williams project into the hawk's lineup? though i loathe him for his pedigree, i concede he could be a decent nba player: kind of a carlos boozer / antonio davis cross. but a top 5 pick? will he lead the hawks into the playoffs next year? no. the hawks will continue to be mired in mediocrity. at least until they fire knight and hand me the GM job.


Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

maybe shelden is not a lock:

at least they're taking a look at marcus williams, along with rondo and foye. foye is a great player, but he's definitely a natural 2 (very similar to joe johnson). rondo is a great athletic, but can't shoot for his life. regardless, the fact that this workout is happening is reason for optimism.

6/14/2006 10:09 AM  
Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

check out this ridiculously in depth nba draft historical analysis:

take particularly note of finding no. 5.

6/22/2006 4:07 PM  

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