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#1 majik19

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    Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:17 PM

    As if we needed more proof that Terence Williams is hopeless, read this article by Jonathan Feigen about Williams' and Flynn's thoughts on Lin's ascension:

    http://blog.chron.co...s-breakthrough/

    Some of the "nuggets" from Williams:


    Williams said it does not matter if he thinks he should leave the Rockets because that is inevitable after he becomes a free agent next summer, if not sooner.

    “I’m going to leave regardless,” Williams said. “I’m not re-signing here. Come the end of the season, I won’t be back here regardless, so whether it is leaving now or leaving later, I’m not going to be here at the end of the day. It’s not for me to say (whether he leaves by the March 15 trade deadline or as a free agent.).

    Maybe to make himself sound better, he came back with:

    “If they need me here, of course I’ll stay here for my team. It’s apparent that I’m not needed here at all.

    But he ends with:

    “I’m not playing basketball and losing games for this team and not being able to hold down my position,” he said. “I’m just not given the opportunity to play basketball at all. My comments have nothing to do with this or basketball. I’m not a part of those (14) losses, so my confidence level has gone nowhere at all.”

    Clearly he cares about the team.

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    #2 Brookaveli

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      Posted 20 February 2012 - 05:21 AM

      He's clearly frustrated, and can you blame him? A lot of fans were hoping for him to get big minutes last season in an attempt to see what we had and/or develop him. We ended up not making the playoffs anyway. It is unlikely that giving him minutes could have lowered his trade value at all, but it could have increased it, allowing us to deal him for something. Now he is worth less as a player than he is for his expiring contract. That has to hurt. The only way he can change that perception is on the court. He sounds like he wants the opportunity to get on the court.

      What we don't know is whether or not he has been given specific goals that would earn him some playing time. It is likely that he isn't living up to his end of the bargain. But man, he has the physical gifts... if he could give us 8-10 solid minutes per night with a specific role that would fit his mental makeup, it would give us some flexibility that could pay dividends down the stretch (assuming his expiring contract isn't dealt).
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        Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:10 PM

        I'm not sure how playing T-Will 8-10 minutes will help all parties involved. He'll only sulk at those mere cameo appearances. It's clear that he no longer has a stake on this team and that he is on the move sooner than later. Makes me wonder why we picked him up in the first place to begin with.
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        Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:02 PM

        So when exactly was he declared an irreperable bust? I think I saw him play a few minutes sometime in the beginning of the season and never again. Is he really so hopeless that he doesn't even warrant a second chance?
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        #5 Rahat Huq

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          Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:21 AM

          For those that didn't see the game tonight, T-Will got a few minutes of garbage time. But during that stint, he actually made a few things happen, creating some open shots off the dribble for himself and teammates; attacking. He has a skillset that no one else on the team has.

          I wish I understood why it is that he hasn't really been given a chance. As I speculated earlier in the season, there must be some attitude issue behind the scenes. Every time he has been on the court, while he definitely hasn't set the world on fire, he has made things happen. Do the Rockets just not value that skillset? Do his other negatives outweigh the passing? It would be one thing if the team were set at the wings but Budinger hasn't exactly been consistent. You'd think after spending a first rounder on him, they'd atleast give Williams a chance. Or is it just seen as a total sunk cost...?

          Just a very curious situation.
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          Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:41 AM

          T-will is just a victim of a terrible situation.
          Our original starting pf, sf, and sg ply zero defense between them which led to the rise of Parsons because he unlike our other sf actually plays D.
          Now, the Rockets feel like Chase paid his news and while he might not be good enough to be a consistent starter, was definitely too good to a bench, hence t-will getting the boot again.
          This problem comes straight from Morey, He knew he had two SF that believe they can be starters- twill and bud, actually 3 if you count C. Lee. Yet he went ahead and drafted twon more sfs.
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          #7 Rahat Huq

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            Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:41 PM

            So T-Will got minutes the other night in the loss to the Clippers. He didn't play last night due to missing practice. I think he went something like 0-8 against the Clippers. Most places I've seen talk about it say he played horrible and didn't bring anything - but that's not how I saw it. Even though he didn't put up numbers, he consistently was getting other people open looks, Scola in particular. They just weren't hitting them. He's maybe the only guy on the team, other than the pg's, where, if he has the ball, the defense focuses in, and then when he passes it, they can't recover in time to contest. So, even though he isn't getting assists, he gets people looks.

            I really hope he gets time tonight because I still think he can help this team and brings a dimension on offense.

            Forgot to add, according to Jonathan Feigen's tweet just now, it seems T-Will will play. So here's hoping for the best. But pay close attention to what I mentioned above.
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            #8 bob schmidt

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            Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:43 PM

            The problem with T-Will is that at no level from College to the NBA has he demonstrated a scorer's ability. He gets a few assists, but turns the ball over at nearly the same rate. Yes, he looks good some of the time but seems to spoil each appearance somehow. I think that his recent playing time is not about replacing Bud in the rotation, but is an evaluation to determine whether to trade or cut him by the 15th. Remember, he is costing us more than Dragic, just about equal to Courtney Lee, and more than double what Bud is paid. Next year, his salary increases another million.

            This brings up a good point, Thabeet ($5,127,720), and Flynn ( $3,414,720) are both due one million dollar raises next year. When you add T-Will's contract to theirs, we begin to understand the need to trim the roster so that a top free agent's salary is available for the same money which is providing no return at present. Unfortunately, these high-draft busts are like having some impressive bling that actually serves no practical purpose...
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            #9 Rahat Huq

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              Posted 09 March 2012 - 01:49 AM

              Bob - The team already has declined the options of all of the draft busts of '09. So the only way any of these guys will be back is if a new deal is reached. They won't be back at those option rates.
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              Posted 09 March 2012 - 05:20 AM

              You are right Rahat. I guess that I'm just feeling frustrated with the rotations lately and was trying to justify why Bud has been sitting while the team needs offense to help close out games. Apparently he is out of favor with McHale, and that is too bad. We could use his abilities...
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              #11 Rahat Huq

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                Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:14 AM

                I don't think he's 'out of favor' per se, but rather that McHale has a short lease and will pull out anyone who is struggling. I think we'll see a trade for a veteran swing.
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                Posted 09 March 2012 - 12:18 PM

                I get the impression when watching T-Will that he doesn't have that knack for instinctively making the right decisions on the court. It feels like he makes a decision about whether to pass or shoot before he starts making his move, and as a result ends up having to either a difficult shot because he hasn't thought about passing or a difficult pass because he hasn't thought about shooting. I've yet to see anything from him that made me think "Wow, we've got to give this guy more minutes!". Much prefer Bud and Parsons at the 3.

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                #13 Rahat Huq

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                  Posted 09 March 2012 - 12:27 PM

                  The thing that bugs me is that he finally got time the other night against the Clippers. So what does he do the next day? Miss practice, causing him to be benched for the next game. It's almost comical. How many more ways can you find to screw up a chance being given to you? Now if he had some legitimate excuse for missing practice, I apologize, though if that were the case, McHale probably would have been lenient and excused it.
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