Jazz need to go get Grant Williams


Xthren

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He is what the Jazz need coming in off the bench. He is pretty much a deep bench guy in Boston. Hard nosed defender. Decent 3 point shooter. HE IS BETTER THAN NIANG.

Not sure what it would take but make it happen.

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Avery

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He is what the Jazz need coming in off the bench. He is pretty much a deep bench guy in Boston. Hard nosed defender. Decent 3 point shooter. HE IS BETTER THAN NIANG.

Not sure what it would take but make it happen.

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A trade for one as he’s under contract for three more years.

And we have no assets that they’d want unless he’s coupled in a bigger deal.
 

LoPo

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I'm also a big fan of Grant Williams. The only way we get him is if Boston really wants Bojan, Conley or Clarkson. Williams would have to be in a package with Marcus Smart.

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Saint Cy of JFC

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Williams is a much worse shooter, a worse rebounder (how in the literal hell?), has 1/2th the feel, and is marginally better at defense (at best).

He has more defensive potential than Niang, sure, but that hasnt showed up yet.
 

LoPo

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I don't think I would consider Grant Williams in competition with Niang.

I would get Grant Williams in addition to a guy like Niang. The play two different roles. Grant Williams is that bruiser, scrapper you bring off the bench who might be able to play a little small ball center. Niang is a floor spacing SF/PF.
 

Saint Cy of JFC

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I don't think I would consider Grant Williams in competition with Niang.

I would get Grant Williams in addition to a guy like Niang. The play two different roles. Grant Williams is that bruiser, scrapper you bring off the bench who might be able to play a little small ball center. Niang is a floor spacing SF/PF.
Good lord, not anyone can play small ball center. We are talking about a guy who is actually worse than Niang at rebounding (look at the advanced stats). He's not who he was in college.
 

LoPo

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Good lord, not anyone can play small ball center. We are talking about a guy who is actually worse than Niang at rebounding (look at the advanced stats). He's not who he was in college.
I agree. Not anybody can play small ball center.

Grant Williams can be an asset off the bench as a different type of big man than we currently have. He's an active player who tries really hard defensively. Sure, Niang might have some advanced stat metric for a slight rebounding advantage, but I would be getting Grant Williams as an additional defensive presence.

He reminds me a lot of Chuck Hayes who had a 10+ year career as a hustle big man who was effective at disrupting the other team. It just helps that Williams is a 32% 3pt shooter whereas Hayes never made a 3 in his career.

This team needs heart. We need a bulldog. Williams would provide that.
 

The Jazz Wonderbra

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I like Grant Williams as an enforcer and defender. But don't bring niang into this.

Niang just lost all sorts of $$$ by sucking in the playoffs. He should be much cheaper now to retain. I think he was just in his own head because he can shoot it.
 

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