Among Garlon Green, Kenrich Williams and Troy Williams, who do you like the most and think would make for the best fit on the New Orleans Pelicans?
I would say that I am most excited for Garlon Green. I’m not sure if any of them will be what the Pelicans are looking for at the wing, but like his brother, Gerald Green, we should at least get some exciting highlights and decent play from Garlon.
I’ve seen more of Garlon Green than any of these other guys and that still that isn’t much eyeball testing. However, Green stood out to me in Summer League.
You could feel the calming steady presence he provided when he was in the game. Also, because Preston and I were always sitting so close to the court we could hear him talking a lot on defense. That level of court awareness and the ability to help out teammates with constant communication is rare and key to being one of those glue guy types. I called him a Blu Tack guy in Vegas because I wasn’t ready to give him the glue guy tag, but he appears to be heading in that direction.
As a 14th or 15th spot on the roster being that heady is beneficial in practice even if you never see the court in game situations, so I’m rolling with Green.
Garlon Green is the guy for me. Anytime the Pelicans get a prospect with supreme athletic potential, I’ll always pick him. The late Bryce Dejean-Jones immediately comes to mind for me. Green’s potential on both sides of the floor as a role player could be something to watch once training camp starts. He appears to have the most upside of the group presented.
I really only have experience watching Garlon Green, and while a workhorse on both ends of the court, I don’t know how much he would be able to contribute for the Pelicans this season. The Pelicans would be wise to sign him to a two-way deal and give him room to develop. If the Pelicans truly want to add quality depth on the wing, they will have to do it through trade.
David: T. Williams
Meh. Troy Williams if you push me, but they’re available for the minimum for a very good reasons.
Oleh: T. Williams
With per 40 minute stats that included 20.3 points, 8.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.9 steals + blocks, Troy Williams graded the best among the trio coming out of college. Then there’s additional facts that he’s already well ahead of his peers with 51 NBA games under his belt, his calling card is fantastic athleticism on a 6’7” frame, and his energy is of that super determined variety.
If the perimeter shooting can gain some consistency — he shot 33% in 390 minutes with the Knicks last season, Williams could factor as a legit rotation member because his ability to excel in transition is blatantly obvious and his defense has the potential of grading above average.
Travis: T. Williams
Take a shot at Troy Williams! He’s super long, rangy and could defend anyone from point guards to power forwards. I love his athleticism and want this organization to keep taking shots on young, capable wings.