From the C’s team press release:
Williams, a 6-10 center/forward, appeared in eight games for the Dallas Mavericks this season averaging 3.6 points and 1.6 rebounds per game. The product of Boston College also appeared in 27 games for the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League this season averaging 15.2 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. Williams was originally drafted by the New Jersey Nets with the 17th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft and has posted career averages of 4.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 134 career games split between New Jersey and Dallas. Williams was named to the NBA’s 2008 Rookie/Sophomore game and recorded 17 points and 10 rebounds in the contest. He recorded his best statistical season as a rookie with the Nets when he averaged 5.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.45 blocks per game.
A few things to know about Williams, a tremendous athletic talent that I had the joy of watching at Boston College for a couple years, before Williams went off and ruined everything by getting kicked of the team. He declared for the draft in 2007, leading him to getting picked by the Nets, but has continued to lack the maturity and drive to have a productive NBA career.
Barring injury and blowouts, it’s highly likely we’ll be seeing Sean in just three games for the rest of the season here, as the veterans bigs get some rest. However, strictly from a talent standpoint, it’s safe to say Williams is a better overall player than Ryan Hollins at this juncture. Williams will be eligible for the playoffs, so if he shows something in these final three games, it’s possible that Doc could turn to him in a pinch if everyone (and I mean everyone) gets into foul trouble this postseason.
The next couple games should be an open audition in that sense between him and Hollins. With that in mind, here’s a couple other things to expect from Sean:
* Lots of impressive blocks (Nicknamed Sean Williams Block Party at BC)
* Hitting the offensive glass hard
* Freakish athleticism
* Undeveloped offensive game
* Questionable basketball awareness
If nothing else, I will enjoy the strong chance that him and the Steimer play together tonight, creating perhaps the frontcourt duo of shot blockers in the Eastern Conference (and no I’m not kidding about that). Set your DVR kids, because this could be fun.
Oh, and don’t let the door hit you on the way out Jermaine.