Thursday, April 19, 2012
Just In Time For 4/20: Celtics Add Former BC Pothead Sean Williams
They had a roster spot by waiving the ashes of Jermaine O'Neal. Even better, Williams would be eligible to play for the C's in the playoffs since he was released by the Dallas Mavericks on March 22 (a day before the deadline).
Any fan of Big East basketball or Boston College will recall that Williams was a very talented but troubled guy that had the distinction of getting kicked out of BC. That didn't seem to deter the New Jersey Nets though since he was a first-round draft pick in 2007 (17th overall). The Nets put up with his shit for three seasons (impressive) before finally dumping him after the 2009-10 season.
After bouncing back and forth between the D-League, he was picked up by the Mavs this season. In eight games with the defending champions, he averaged 3.6 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 8.1 minutes per game. His most notable accomplishment in Dallas is puking when he was on the bench. Seriously, look it up on Deadspin or YouTube. It was disgusting.
The only season that Williams did anything (relatively speaking) was his rookie year. He played in 73 games (29 starts) and averaged 5.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game.
As you can tell by this type of move, especially this late in the season, the Celtics desperately need big men. Chris Wilcox is also out for the season so beyond Kevin Garnett, Greg Stiemsma, Ryan Hollins and Brandon Bass, Boston doesn't have anybody to play power forward or center.
I'm sure the folks over at the Heights are happy to see one of their best and brightest return to town. He probably has a couple restraining orders after his wild couple seasons with the Eagles. If i'm not mistaken, he was arrested multiple times when he was there.