Williams isnt a different look though. He plays very similarly to Niang. If you want a different look, go get someone who is an actual athlete up and down athlete, not a bulky tweener who cant rebound.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.