Sacramento Kings End Of Season Report Cards – Terrence Williams

When the Sacramento Kings signed Terrence Williams, I admit, I was very much opposed to it. It wasn’t that I didn’t like Williams’ game, in fact, I loved it. Being a Wildcat fan, I watched Williams rip apart the collegiate ranks over at Louisville and loved his abilities coming out of the draft, but not the red flags.

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After two awful stints in New Jersey and Houston, both marred by poor work ethic and questionable desire, I figured the once talented product was a lost cause. Thankfully, Geoff Petrie took a chance because the still only 24 year old looked very solid in a Kings uniform.

Although T-Will only suited up 18 times for the Kings this season, his impact was felt across the board, especially when put into a point-forward role by the Kings’ coaching staff. The Seattle native tied a career high with 3.1 assists a game in only 20 minutes – all the while keeping his turnovers to a minimum, resulting in a 1.6 assist to turnover ratio. Possibly more impressive then his court vision though was his shooting – although a small sample size, Williams shot a very effective 46% for the Kings, his career high before that  coming in his rookie season where he could only manage a 40% clip.

On the defensive side of the ball, Williams shined as well, putting up a career high in steal and block percentages, using his natural quickness and length to bother opposing guards and forwards.

Entering the upcoming off-season as a free agent, there is mutual interest in both parties for a Sacramento return. Assuming Williams continues to mature and avoid any needless distractions, the Kings would love to welcome him back after a fine, although short, season in purple and black.

Season Grade: B

Topics: Sacramento Kings, Sacramento Kings Report Cards, Terrence Williams

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