I'm completely on board with this. People are clamoring for Capela and other bigs but why? Williams is an exciting center. He will lead the league in blocks and he will be in the top 5 in dunks if he starts. If they do bring in a center i feel as though they should only bring in a center to backup Williams.
You have mega confidence in a player who couldnít even get on the floor last year. I would like nothing more than to see Williams make that historic jump but I donít think it will happen next year.
I called it in the Buck series, i said if this team had any shot of upsetting Milwaukee they would need to play Williams regular minutes in that series. You are going up against a guy in Giannis who lives in the paint, and you refuse to insert the only shot blocker we have to combat him? It was pure madness. Brad Stevens outsmarted himself. I have the utmost confidence in Williams. He is a game changer on the defensive end and he will prove it this upcoming year if given the chance.
I thought this also. But Brad did not do it.
Williams blocked Anthony Davis' shot twice in one game. Put him on Giannis and see how it goes.
Ok. But he also blew a few assignments and left his man open for a dunk because he was trying for a flashy block. It was reported that he popped when he should have rolled and missed his pick assignments. We remember the great plays and miss the bungles. Brad and the staff see them.
Whatever his flaws, Brad is clearly willing to try a million lineups. If RWIII did not get out there much there was a reason.
I am hoping that this year heís ready for rotation minutes - he may be ready to start climbing the learning curve. Iím just really skeptical.