What's this? Marcus Williams got waived today?
Note to kids - you CAN sweat if you play 2 minutes in a game.
BUT HE WAS OUR BACKUP PG!!!
In the words of Darth Vader at the end of Star Wars Episode 3...
Man, that was a short tenure with the Warriors. I really hoped he'd be an integral part of our 3-headed point guard that was slated to make up for Monta's made up time.
Unfortunately, I was pretty spot on with my prediction back then
Because Nellie isn't about this guy at all. We gave up a conditional first round pick that only made the final cuts because of the money. What does that say about Marcus? This man was given a huge shot after Monta went down and couldn't beat out an undrafted player and a D-Leaguer. Ugh...what a waste of another draft pick...
I highly doubt we'll see Marcus on the court for a long time. Well, unless we're talking POB minutes.
Tally that on my correct predictions of the year!
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Let's take a gander at Marcus's stats with the Warriors this season.
- He played in a total of 9 games.
- Averaged 6 minutes a game (That's gotta be inflated by blowouts, but I don't recall 6 blowout games)
- He shot 24% from the field (Rob Kurz is at 36% - in yo face haters!)
- 1.4 assists a game (not bad for someone that only played 6 minutes)
- 1.7 points per game
Icky. Eww.. Gross. I don't really know what other way to explain that one.
At least we didn't have to give up much for him. NO wait, we gave up a conditional first round draft pick. .I was pretty cool with that move seeing as though the Warriors draft pretty poorly in general, so it seemed like a win-win situation. With Monta out, we needed a PG, Marcus wasn't so bad, and he could probably hold down the fort.
But Nellie didn't play him. I have no idea who's fault that is, but I tend to side with Nellie on these kinds of things. I blame Williams.
We knew we weren't going to use the guy, so we could have just waived him earlier in the season right? Well, we could have used him for a package deal as trade bait. Cool. I'm down with that.
WE DON'T PULL THE TRIGGER!
The Marcus Williams saga just feels so.....dirty. It's like this guy just came over, stole a first round draft pick, and a bunch of money.
As I was discussing this hot topic with Atma Brother #1, he pointed out to me that Marcus Williams has a history of stealing.
Sorry to see you go but I barely knew you. If you were the reason we would have had Baron back, I would have rushed to your house with flowers and candy. Instead I only leave you with these departing words
PLEASE DON'T TAKE MY LAPTOP ON YOUR WAY OUT.
I NEED IT TO WRITE FOR GSoM.