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Latavious Williams

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Latavious Williams

Do people think he benefited or hurt his stock by going straight to the dleague?

I personally believe he benefited by going to the dleague because hes playing against alot of former college stars while holding his own and playing in a nba type of system while getting paid. He also was drafted last year so theres no telling how much he made playing summer league he came out of high school with his family needing help financially so he was able to help a bit while still being seen by the nba. He would only be a sophmore this year and hes averaging 14 and 8 while playing a similar role as he would in nba. I see him possibly becoming a Jeff Green and his journey has to be considered a success especially because he wasnt even a top ten recruit coming out of highschool now hes a legit nba prospect who has been drafted.


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He wasn't going to be a 1st

He wasn't going to be a 1st round 1 and done prospect anyway. He was too raw, and he didn't seem like a guy who really wanted to be in school either. I think the way he played in the D-League got him drafted exactly were he would've been picked had he went to college.

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He got drafted were he would have got drafted after a couple years in college plus his game was to raw to break down the college zone and his shot wasnt up to par I think going the dleague route made him a legit prospect when like you said he wasnt even a one and done player. Also teams mostly choose international players or possible finds in second round so going dleague route for a year made a team give hime a shot if he would have had the same numbers going against conference usa I dont think he gets drafted at all now he has options including a possible nice european contract.

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"Also teams mostly choose

"Also teams mostly choose international players or possible finds in second round so going dleague route for a year made a team give hime a shot if he would have had the same numbers going against conference usa I dont think he gets drafted at all now he has options including a possible nice european contract"

He wouldn't have declared for the draft had he put up the numbers he did in the D-League in the C-USA last year. Him going to the D-League worked out better than going to college, because more than likely he wouldn't have declared after 1 year in college. He was too unrefined. And he didn't seem like the type who liked school in the 1st place.

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No team technically has his

No team technically has his rights so can't he be drafted again this season by a different team straight out of the D-League? I don't even think he has to declare at all......

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No, he was drafted in the

No, he was drafted in the past draft, not sure if he was signed or released, either way all he is waiting on is a call up. If he was drafted unsigned, that team has his rights, therefore they would get to call him up. If he was released, then he is free to sign with any team who wants him.

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