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Jay Williams

Anyone think he will ever play again?


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Dude

Dude,put a fork in him,what an idiot,I had high hopes for him until his dumdass just had to go bike riding.I just hate when I'm wrong about prospects,he had great potential

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yeah that was pretty

yeah that was pretty dumb...i think he will get a try out and possibly make a team...i wouldnt count on it though

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JWILL

He has given up trying to come back, he has said that he has had offer to play in Europe but he doesn't want to and would rather focus on broadcasting. It is such a shame that he got hurt, I truly believe that he could have been on par with Chris Paul and Deron Williams.

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yeah...i alwasy though he

yeah...i alwasy though he would eventually be a top 3 point guard..he had all the tools you could want in a pg

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no...as a Duke fan i wish. I

no...as a Duke fan i wish. I remember like 6-7th games of his rook year he had a trip-doub vs NJ

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Even if he'd never gotten

Even if he'd never gotten injured, I'm not sure he'd be one of the NBA's elite point guards. He'd be a good player though.

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yeah i hated duke but i

yeah i hated duke but i liked him..he had a pretty good rookie year and had the basci tools to work with to be a great player..

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Jay Will

I agree,but I don't think he'll play,just if he thought about how good could have been(he thinks about that everyday),that alone would have me never pick up a ball again

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idk bout great

even tho ima duke fan idk if jay williams woulda been a top 3 guard. I saw jason as being a really good guard and maybe an allstar at his peak. but at most i jus saw him being a good point who maybe would contribute on a championship team

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I think he tried out for a

I think he tried out for a team last year but didn't make the roster, I could be wrong. But no, I don't see him coming back.

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Everything Chris Paul became

Everything Chris Paul became is what Jay Williams would have become. One of the saddest stories of the NBA.

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You must be joking. Chris

You must be joking.

Chris Paul has much more talent than what Jay Williams had

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jay will may not have ever

jay will may not have ever been an allstar. but i'll tell you this...he would have helped his team win ball games. he was a proven winner. and he could have easily averaged 16 pts and 7 asts for his career.

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why would he be joking..he

why would he be joking..he only played what one year?...most gms considered him one of the top 3 pg in the world while he was in his last year at duke..he had the potenial to be what chris paul is now..actually a better comparision woul dbe deron williams

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What ever you're burning on please stop

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for his career that would

for his career that would have been attainable...actually that might be a lil low..he put up similar numbers to deron williams in his first year

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I AGREE HE SOLILD

I agree he was solid his first year,but after the bike injury he almost lost his leg it was over after that,even though I heard he boofs it,and can still playing a little he won't be factor in any league and that's what he would like to be

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the stats was based on him

the stats was based on him not getting in that bike accident

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shame

he could have been a top 10 pg right now. im sure he still got the game, he just pretty much gave up. if he did come back, he'd be better than most of the back up pgs in the game. its a damn shame he gave up n dude is only 26-27 years old

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J WILL

If I'm not mistaken I think he had a triple double his rookie year

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he did try to come back

he did try to come back though..he made the last cut for a ouple teams but just couldnt get past the last cut

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Comparisons

Someone stated earlier that Williams wasn't nearly as talented as chris paul. In what way is that so? I am not saying that he would have been better than paul in the NBA, but Williams was a superior athlete to Paul and a much better shooter. He had every physical tool that you look for in a point guard.

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dude, Jay had other-worldly talent...there wasn't a weak spot in his game, speed, power, a nice J, unbelievably quick first step, great passer, etc...I love Paul, but its foolish to say outright that he'd be better than Jay today...I think they'd be equals at worst, and I'm not really sure that Paul would be able to check him...Jay was the real deal, and you'd be hard pressed to find any knowledgeable hoopshead that would say otherwise

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I completely agree, I think at worst he would have ended up a Stephan Marbury without the attitude.

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He worked out for the Knicks

He worked out for the Knicks a while ago but didnt make it. It is very sad. Not only was he a great talent, he was a true warrior and winner. He always left it all on the floor and he knew how to win. Maybe the best combination of talent and intangibles at PG in the modern era.

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It was a real tragedy. He

It was a real tragedy. He was a fine young man and a great talent. He would never be able to crack an NBA roster. Bulls are fortunate to have gotten Rose to solidify point guard position. It was a real setback to lose the 2nd pick in the draft right after his rookie season.

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He was pretty strong for a

He was pretty strong for a point guard too.

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Chris Paul had one of the

Chris Paul had one of the great rookie seasons ever for a guard... or really for anyone.

Williams, I think, would have been most similar to Mike Bibby. 

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Bibby ?

huh

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Similar size, similar

Similar size, similar score-first mentality, similar big college pedigrees. similar hype coming in, similar output projected.

It's not so much a comparison based on playing style - though I don't see them as completely disalike - but rather career-wise. 

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J WILL

J Will would have been alot better than Bibby way more athletic,he had Iverson like ability a shoot first guard,also I seen him alot this year as a college basketball analyst on espn and cbs

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To be honest, based on his
To be honest, based on his output as a rookie, Bibby is a favorable comparison. Bibby was a much better player out the gate.
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Bibby

I don't think to this day Mike Bibby has ever got a triple double JWill did it in one year,plus JWill didn't have a jumper a like Bibby,but he was still better

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paul had a good season but i wouldnt call it one of the best rookie seasons ever 16 and 8 is a very good rookie season but do you really think that was one of the best ever for a guard???? ..derrick roses was 16 and 6 and playoffs....westbrook 15 and 5??...sorry but i wouldnt call pauls one of the best ever for rookies eventhough it was pretty good

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JWill might have career

JWill might have career scoring average similar to Bibby's but with a different style. He would probably be a lesser shooter but a better penetrator given his athleticism. Similar points, but less threes and more drives and free throws. He would also be a superior defender and rebounder to Bibby, and perhaps more assists too since Bibby is not much of an assists man after his Vancouver stint (he averaged 6.5, 8.1, and 8.4 assists his first three years; nothing more than 6.8 since, career average of 6.1). Scoring wise though, a career average of 16.4 ppg (high of 21.1) would have been attainable for JWill.

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jay williams

I think he could have been an all-star caliber pg. He could shoot with ease and he had fullback like ability to finish in the lane. I was really surprised he did'nt come out after his sophomore year.

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Josh
You need to expand your horizons. Measure Paul's rookie year not by standard statistics but by his overall play. His 22.1 PER was the highest of any rookie point guard since the stat could effectively be measured, including Magic Johnson.
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