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Old 04-30-2007, 02:46 AM   #1
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Default I'm a little worried about Marcus.

realistically it's too early for me to be worried since this is marcus williams' rookie season and his first playoffs, but the contrast between him and kidd is very, very noticeable lately.

kidd shows that he's a hot-cold shooter that absolutely imposes his will on the team. he seems to be everywhere on offense and defense, making plays in any way he can, be it via pressure, bodying up, collecting a rebound or throwing a pass... not to mention hitting a three.

meanwhile, marcus doesn't seem to read defenses as well, would like to throw the assist but isn't always sure where it should go, and often throws it to someone who's under a lot of coverage (ie boki several times in game four). meanwhile his defensive is coming along but is still poor, and his shot seems even more hot-cold than kidd's.

i understand marcus may one day overcome these problems, but it's sure hard to imagine him stepping into the starting position next year. i know there's no reason for that to happen anyway, but it's interesting sometimes to imagine if a second-string prospect is ready to start if the need arose.

with people like moore, nachbar and maybe boone, you can see it happening. but marcus seems half lost and half uncomfortable out there, and unfortunately also emotionless.

i sure hope his lack of apparent emotion doesn't mean he's going to take the summer off, because that would be a disaster IMO.
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:17 AM   #2
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Default Re: I'm a little worried about Marcus.

Part of it is probably the fact that he has such big shoes to fill from J Kidd. He probably wouldn't look as bad if he was second string to other nba point guards.
I did notice yesterday that his sense of timing was off. He would dribble penetrate for a second too long before dishing it out and would get stuck in the defense, making his outlet pass impossible. I think a half second earlier release, he would get the ball off for the assist. I think he will come along, especially with J kidd as a mentor. Think about how lucky Marcus is to have a teacher like that. It will just take some time. The one thing I think Marcus has going for him is his sense of poise. The kid never looks nervous.
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:26 AM   #3
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Default Re: I'm a little worried about Marcus.

Marcus seems more like a scoring PG right now more than anything else.


and I see him creating for himself more often than not....


but at least he is scoring and not turning it over excessively or letting other guads abuse him too much
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Old 04-30-2007, 11:32 AM   #4
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Default Re: I'm a little worried about Marcus.

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realistically it's too early for me to be worried since this is marcus williams' rookie season and his first playoffs, but the contrast between him and kidd is very, very noticeable lately.

kidd shows that he's a hot-cold shooter that absolutely imposes his will on the team. he seems to be everywhere on offense and defense, making plays in any way he can, be it via pressure, bodying up, collecting a rebound or throwing a pass... not to mention hitting a three.

meanwhile, marcus doesn't seem to read defenses as well, would like to throw the assist but isn't always sure where it should go, and often throws it to someone who's under a lot of coverage (ie boki several times in game four). meanwhile his defensive is coming along but is still poor, and his shot seems even more hot-cold than kidd's.

i understand marcus may one day overcome these problems, but it's sure hard to imagine him stepping into the starting position next year. i know there's no reason for that to happen anyway, but it's interesting sometimes to imagine if a second-string prospect is ready to start if the need arose.

with people like moore, nachbar and maybe boone, you can see it happening. but marcus seems half lost and half uncomfortable out there, and unfortunately also emotionless.

i sure hope his lack of apparent emotion doesn't mean he's going to take the summer off, because that would be a disaster IMO.

You are never going to replace a guy like Jason Kidd or like Steve Nash. They are by and far the 2 best PGs in the game today.

Some teams in the league would be happy to have Williams starting for their team.

The Lakers are still trying to find a PG to replace Magic Johnson. It does not happen.

Utah is the only team I can think of that has come close to replacing a Hall of Fame PG with an up & coming young PG in Deron Williams and even then there was a gap of a couple of years. Very good PGs are difficult to come by. You would be lucky to find one real good one that turns into a game changer in each draft year.
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Old 04-30-2007, 04:56 PM   #5
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Default Re: I'm a little worried about Marcus.

i guess this all underscores the most important point- will MW's defense improve significantly next year?

as it is, without vaughn or kittles, there is no one to take kidd's back when he's struggling to keep up with the pocket rockets.

if we are going to take a step forward next year that would seem like a pretty important area to address.
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Old 04-30-2007, 04:59 PM   #6
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Default Re: I'm a little worried about Marcus.

Marcus has the talent and vision. He just needs to slow it down and take his time. Sometimes, he rushes and tries to do too much, which leads to turnovers. He also needs his confidence.

Marcus' defense can and must improve. It would be great if over the summer, he had a defense specialist help him out regularly on his footwork and decision making on defense.
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:02 AM   #7
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Default Re: I'm a little worried about Marcus.

I think he has the skills.
I think he has the potential.

I'm not sure if he has that fire.
I'm not sure he has that "I will not lose" will.

He is a little passive right now.

His Defense is weak. He needs to get up in somebodys grill. especially if he is playing 20 minutes a game.

I do However like what I see overall.

He does not have to be that vocal. J-Kidd never was.
But he has got to show more emotion.
I know he is passionate but it confuses the team and the fans somtimes when you are to cool on the court.
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