Johnathan Williams Discussion: Played BIG In OT!

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  1. SFGOLDRUSHER

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    Loving the UDFA guys we signed to go along with Wagner and Mykhailiuk. Not to mention, Bonga who'se getting another year of seasoning in Europe. Hopefully we set him up to keep him in tune with our system etc. We addressed a player at every position.

    UDFA class: Newman,Carroll,Berry,Williams.
     
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    Okay add here. He's got a shot to make an impression with his athleticism.
     
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    has a nice looking shot too....the highlights of the between leg step back into a 3 looks PG'esque lol
     
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    He was one of the few fodder I actually liked.

    He’s got good defensive potential and he plays hard. He has a strange release, a one handed shotput, but it wasn’t half bad, just slow.

    Guy just couldn’t make a layup for his life for some reason.
     
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    i don't think he's nba material.
     
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    Agreed but a good G League fit. It looks like Berry, Carroll, and Williams likely end up there.

    We still have a two way contract available. I dont think we can give ir to Ayers. :D
     
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    He's back! #21 Ronny... Oh wait...
     
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    can and should are often different things. in this case, there may be no difference.
     
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    I thought I'd read that 2 ways can only go to someone who has been in the league 4 or fewer years.

    We should be trying to keep Ayers around just to keep an open line with Kawhi a la Caldwell-Pope and LeBron.
     
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    I like this kid - I'd suggest using the 15th spot on him. He plays bigger than he is, can switch, rebound, contest shots, he's a decent finisher around the rim, and he puts pressure on the rim on pick in rolls.
     
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    I think we need him. We're so thin in our bigs department and he fits pretty well. Work on those FT's though.
     
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    i'm a fan as a 15th man.
     
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    He defends pretty well, he’s smart around the hoop and good at finishing, he hustles. The only thing he’s really bad at is free throws. If we aren’t going to go after another backup C, he’s a big body, I’d keep him on as 15th man. We could do a lot worse.
     
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    I don’t get it unless we have a better signing in mind. He saved our behinds at backup C a few times in preseason, came in and defended the other team’s big well after we were getting killed with Kuz, Beas, or even Zu at that spot.
     
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    A significant bummer. I really grew on this kid. Hopefully he makes it to the SB Lakers.
     
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    I thought he had potential too. This stings a bit.
     
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    I mean, it’s just preseason guys.

    We’ll probably leave the spot open for a vet or a trade. We have to think bigger anyways, this ain’t no tryout team anymore.
     
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    I really wanted him to stick on the team as a 2 way player, or something. He’s got potential.

    Well hello Noah I guess
     

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