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Re: Let's talk Robert Williams 

Post#281 » by GuyClinch » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:19 am

It's more about what Rob does then his competition. C's know what they have in Kanter - they need to see more out of Rob. Long as he gets some serious minutes to show his stuff - he can compete for starting job. We don't need any gimmick lineups. Just for Rob to play well.
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Post#282 » by cloverleaf » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:47 pm

Jurry wrote:In an ideal world Kanter feasts on bench units, Rob is a 15 mpg starter who helps set a defensive tone, Poirier is 3rd string guy who can be called on when injuries hit and Theis returns to all-star form as a power forward :clown:

In reality I'm cool with 1 or 2 of those guys just stepping up enough to provide quality rotation minutes.


That is exactly how I would like to see it pan out by midseason, if not sooner.
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Re: Let's talk Robert Williams 

Post#283 » by Parliament10 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:16 pm

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Jurry wrote:In an ideal world Kanter feasts on bench units, Rob is a 15 mpg starter who helps set a defensive tone, Poirier is 3rd string guy who can be called on when injuries hit and Theis returns to all-star form as a power forward :clown:

In reality I'm cool with 1 or 2 of those guys just stepping up enough to provide quality rotation minutes.


That is exactly how I would like to see it pan out by midseason, if not sooner.

I'd like to see this scenario, as well. But, I think that it may take the whole season, before TimeLord can be a Starter.
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Re: Let's talk Robert Williams 

Post#284 » by cloverleaf » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:50 pm

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Jurry wrote:In an ideal world Kanter feasts on bench units, Rob is a 15 mpg starter who helps set a defensive tone, Poirier is 3rd string guy who can be called on when injuries hit and Theis returns to all-star form as a power forward :clown:

In reality I'm cool with 1 or 2 of those guys just stepping up enough to provide quality rotation minutes.


That is exactly how I would like to see it pan out by midseason, if not sooner.

I'd like to see this scenario, as well. But, I think that it may take the whole season, before TimeLord can be a Starter.

They don't really need him there until the playoffs, but I'd like he get comfortable in that role first.
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Re: Let's talk Robert Williams 

Post#285 » by Parliament10 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:12 am

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Re: Let's talk Robert Williams 

Post#286 » by 100proof » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:07 am

Parliament10 wrote:
cloverleaf wrote:
Jurry wrote:In an ideal world Kanter feasts on bench units, Rob is a 15 mpg starter who helps set a defensive tone, Poirier is 3rd string guy who can be called on when injuries hit and Theis returns to all-star form as a power forward :clown:

In reality I'm cool with 1 or 2 of those guys just stepping up enough to provide quality rotation minutes.


That is exactly how I would like to see it pan out by midseason, if not sooner.

I'd like to see this scenario, as well. But, I think that it may take the whole season, before TimeLord can be a Starter.


VP might be the starter for the time being.
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Re: Let's talk Robert Williams 

Post#287 » by thomas1897 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:04 pm

The big question is how will Brad Stevens use Robert Williams. Has he expanded his game to defend away from the basket, added an outside jump shot also can he play long minutes without committing fouls. Red Auerbach looked for specific mental skills as well as basketball fundamentals to build good very good teams.
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Post#288 » by cloverleaf » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:22 pm

thomas1897 wrote:The big question is how will Brad Stevens use Robert Williams. Has he expanded his game to defend away from the basket, added an outside jump shot also can he play long minutes without committing fouls. Red Auerbach looked for specific mental skills as well as basketball fundamentals to build good very good teams.


Rob's fouling rate as a rook was well behind Theis or Haynes, so I am not too worried there. How well will he rotate and defend outside is still an open question, however--as well as how the C's will try to use him. But I think the best outcome for him this year would be to start but only play about 50% of the game anyway.
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Re: Let's talk Robert Williams 

Post#289 » by Fencer reregistered » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:35 pm

A defense in which the center stays back seems better for Kanter, better for Poirier, and perhaps better for Williams' current level of on-court recognition.

Assuming that that's the defensive scheme, how likely is Williams to be a better player than Kanter or Poirier? He's obviously the best shotblocker (but Poirier seems pretty decent); he might have a little edge on passing; he seems behind in scoring even if we assume a significant advantage over Kanter in rim-running and a smaller edge over Poirier.

That said, "switch everything" is probably best for Theis, and of course also for true smallball options (e.g Grant, Semi or Jaylen at the "5"). So Stevens and Ainge may still be hoping to establish that kind of system, and might be motivated to force it a bit despite its awkwardness for Kanter and Poitier.
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Re: Let's talk Robert Williams 

Post#290 » by Homerclease » Sun Oct 6, 2019 8:38 pm

Yeah. He’s starting. Lol at this thread
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Re: Let's talk Robert Williams 

Post#291 » by Parliament10 » Sun Oct 6, 2019 8:45 pm

Homerclease wrote:Yeah. He’s starting. Lol at this thread

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