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Sean Williams: Giant Mistake

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 15:  Sean Williams #51 of the New Jersey Nets leaps to block a shot by Jeff McInnis #0 of the Charlotte Bobcats during the first half of their preseason game at Charlotte Bobcats Arena October 15, 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Stephen DyellCorrespondent IJanuary 10, 2010

Monday will be end of an short era for the third year forward as Sean Williams will be released to make room for Kris Humphries from Dallas.

Williams career in the NBA began with highlights upon highlights as he was quickly showing why he was drafted 17th out of Boston College.

While others stayed away from Williams due to maturity and off court issues, the Nets felt they’d have better luck than they did with former first round pick, Marcus Williams.


He ended his first year as the starter having made it to All-Star Weekend in the Rookie / Sophmore game and had almost led the league in blocks per game. Williams finished the season with just under six points per game but a large two blocks per game.

While many were looking forward to more, the Nets went out and drafted Brook Lopez and Ryan Anderson who both could play forward and center as well. Rather than earning his spot with the team, Williams came into his sophmore year regressed on his potential.

Did Williams think he had the starting spot on lock because his lack luster desire to improve earned him a stint in the D-League where it all went down from there.

Instead of looking to improve, Williams took the chance as a joke, even not coming out during an actual game.

Fast forward two years, numerous compliants by coaches, police and other writers critism of his play, it was easy to see Williams could no longer be a Net and is why when Monday comes, Williams might not have an easy time finding a team because the rest of the league was watching through the good and the bad and recently it’s all been bad.

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