NBA reporter Alex Kennedy tweeted that Terrence Williams is working out in Los Angeles today, he does have a home there so it's no truth the workout is for the Lakers or Clippers. Williams said, "I'm weighing my options right now."
HOWEVER, Williams is a definite low risk, high reward in a spot where the Lakers could use some help. At 6'6, he's a more than gifted passer and ball-handler. His knock is shooting, but that can be solved with work. I like him as an athletic SG/SF relieving Kobe some, although they traded for Eyenga, I would prefer him over the former Cavs swingman filling that last roster spot.
They took a flyer on Shannon Brown, and I believe Terrence Williams is the same guy with better intangibles.
Risks are his immaturity and reputation as a headcase. His bball IQ is said to be low as well. What does the site think though?
he would be great for either team, but i think the Lakers need him more...they dont seem happy with World Peace at the 3 and he can back up Kobe at the 2...
i have always been a big fan of TWill and hope he ends up in a good situation, hopefully he matures and reaches his potential...look at Gerald Green
Terrence Williams has the ideal skill set to play opposite Kobe, he is Igoudala-lite and would be the missing piece to push LAL over the top and back into Championship Contention
Lots of people were saying that he couldn't help them immediately, but I believe a signing like this, at the reasonable price, would be good for the Lakers right now. As you said, his sealing is Iguodala, the ability is there, but he NEEDS a player like Kobe to push him to his potential and a defensive minded guy like Mike Brown would be ideal. LakersNation should cross their fingers, this guy could be a blessing in disguise!
In other news, Derek Fisher just negotiated his buyout with Houston..
Williams doesn't show up on time. He's not a hard worker. He hasn't done it thus far during his entire career. I don't see why he'd change with the Lakers, but maybe Kobe can get him in line. The physical talent is definitely there. Coiuld be a steal for the Lakers. Williams is a beast at the defensive end and the Lakers need that.
Come on Lakeshow let's get him
I assume Fisher will look to sign with a championship contender, but who'd be a good fit for an old point guard who can't defend, but can still make a clutch basket?
spurs need another pg
They just signed with Patty Mills but Fisher also could be an option for minimum
Can he defend 1-3? havent see him play just youtube highlights...and from those i wouldn't mind having him. It was all dunks no jumpers so i'm assuming he can't shoot either. Either way if he can defend well he should have a good shot at making the team.
Kobe will let him know who's Boss and it's not Mike Brown. If he can't cut it there with KB then he can't play in NBA.
Actually, he is very talented defensively. The guy is strong at 220 pounds and is quick. His skills are ideal for the Lakers.
Terence Williams is terrible. He's not an NBA player, he's D-League or Chinese League material.
He's just a really dumb player. The ability for a player to think on his feet and consistently make simple, correct decisions can separate a rotational player from a player who doesnt even belong in the league. Williams has not shown an ability or an inclination to make simple, correct basketball plays.
TWill can defend 1-3. He's a high energy player and of course a high-flyer. He can handle the ball, is actually a good passer although many people don't realize it, good rebounder for his size rebound, and can slash. Like they said earlier in this post, he's Andre Iguodala LITE.
Only reason he didn't play much in Houston was because of Kevin Martin, Chase Budinger, Courtney Lee, and the surprise emergence of Chandler Parsons.
I've always been a big T-Will fan, but he really struggles to positively impact the game when the offense isn't running through him. I also think he needs to mature before playing a role on a contender like LA.
I wonder if the heat will go after Fisher ?
Nah, they don't need him at all. Chalmers and Cole are both better than Fisher. Chalmers has hit some huge playoff shots from the Heat so they don't need Fisher whatsoever.
Aside from the Spurs, I don't see any contending teams wanting/needing him.
Grizzlies would be the best fit for fisher IMO.Come in off the bench and play beside of Mayo as he did with Kobe for 10-15 mpg. His lockerroom effect on these youthful players alone would be worth the risk
i agree toungue , T -Will is very athletic, he can create his own offense. He has no fear driving to the basket, Lakers need a guy like this off the bench not with him as a starter. He is better with Blake because he is a shooter.
Someone said the heat should pick up fisher. haha I wish they would. If you haven't watched fisher play this year, or even last for that matter, he can't stay infront of anybody. The entire defense suffers because it's like playing 4-on-5 and guys hafta give help. I love Fisher, i do, but he has no place in the NBA (as a player).
Memphis hangs their hat on Defense. Fisher can no longer play defense. end of story.
I wouldn't mind seeing Williams sign with the Raptors, they need an athletic defender at the 3, and his playmaking skills would be useful as well given Bayless isn't a true point and DeRozan is solely a scorer.
Charlotte is another place where Williams could succeed, they need a backup for Maggette and insurance against Henderson getting injured again.
Really though, he's J.R. Smith without the shooting, so it's hard to see him nailing down a starting spot on a playoff team any time soon.
Williams isn't a defender. Having the tools to defend doesn't make you any good at it. He's disinterested out there on D and has no idea how to play in a team concept. I really thought with his tools he'd figure out how to be useful, but he just hasn't. While on a team like LA he COULD figure it out, the odds of him doing it in a lockout shortened season with little practice time don't seem in favor of him helping a contender this year. Toronto would be intriguing, however, thanks to Casey and, since they won't compete, they could have more patience while he learns.
I actually think Fisher would be a good pickup for the Heat.
They need more players that have "been there" before and Fisher has been there a lot. He's hit big shots at the highlest level and would bring a level of leadership/experience that they don't have.
Haslem and Wade have been there for Miami. No one had been there for Dallas last year, really.
Fisher makes a ton of sense in Memphis.
@ twill to TO. Yeah, couldn't hurt that team...
but what ever happened to sonny weems? did he do the euro thing? I see Williams having a similar impact
Yeah Weems was in Europe last I heard.
Williams' best chance is to carve out a niche as a scorer off the bench. Odds are that Toronto takes a SG/SF with their pick this season and adjusts DeRozan's position accordingly, if Williams signs with the Raptors and produces in whatever minutes he can get, he might be able to take that backup 2/3 spot and find his home.
Let's face it, Toronto was never going to be competitive this season, especially with Bargs out and Valanciunas overseas. They need to take the opportunity to throw some guys in the fire and see what they have before the new recruits (Valanciunas + 2012 lottery pick) come in and they start winning more games.
I didn't write the Heat didn't have anybody who'd been there... I wrote they need *more* players that'd been there. And even when you consider Wade, Halsem, LeBron, etc they still haven't been there as much as Fisher. Fisher has been to the Finals what... Seven times? There's a reason Miami went after him this off-season and it's because of that reason alone. Fisher's leadership is unquestionable.
Dallas were led by Kidd, who'd been there twice. Dirk and Terry had been there once already. Plus, the Mavericks had strong veterans on that team.
even tho the wizards have had problems with knuckle-heads lately...i think they could afford to take a chance in him...he and wall would be an automatic fast break...and if they dont draft a 3, then he could start and at least play defense
"One thing you know about Derek Fisher is that he's a winner; he's not afraid of the moment and he's won multiple championships," Heat star LeBron James said Monday.
"I don't know what our plans are but I don't see it as a bad fit it if happens. What we have we're comfortable with, but he could fit anyone's team because of his leadership and his commitment to winning."