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Update: Ironically, Nate Robinson, who I compared Williams to down below when I posted this article, offered Williams a little bit of advice on getting out of his situation. Williams retweeted it, which gives me more reason to believe he’s not too happy in Houston.
Terrence Williams received his second “did not play-coaches decision” of the season tonight as the Houston Rockets defeated the Charlotte Bobcats. Williams isn’t a star or anything, so to see him not get burn isn’t a farce or anything. That said, Houston was without back-up shooting guard Courtney Lee in this game, leaving some wing minutes up for grabs, and shooting Kevin Martin and fellow reserve small forward combined to shoot six-of-27 from the field, so they could have used a different look at times.
I don’t love to read into athlete’s tweets, but it would appear as if this tweet relates to him not getting play time. This is the second time in a week’s span that one of Williams’ tweet caught my eye. Here is the other:
Again, it’s hard to know exactly what he meant and it may not mean anything. But to me, Williams is a bit upset that Dragic but his personal accomplishment in a tweet while attempting to appear humble by saying the team will return stronger.
I could be dead wrong there but I think there may be something to it. Williams is a very talented player but his attitude has been in question ever since his days at Louisville when he walked around with a pink backpack. He was traded away from New Jersey in a three-team deal that sent Sasha Vujacic to the Nets and Joe Smith to the Lakers. I think he has a future in this league but he reminds me a lot of Nate Robinson and he may be stuck in the doghouse wherever he is.
Daryl Morey gave up a first round pick for Williams in that deal, but it was lottery protected, so they may ended up getting it back at the end of the year. Morey loves trading assets to get different kinds of assets and if he does end up making some moves this season, don’t be surprised if Williams finds himself on the move for the second time in his young career. Whether or not Williams finds himself on the floor more often with his new team is up to him, though.