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Offline Bkatt

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Re: Brandon Williams will not be on the team this year
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2019, 11:21:02 AM »
I was thinking about the debate between arxpert and hamster from last night. Is this a net gain or net loss to the team that Brandon Williams (Bwill) will not be playing on this year’s team. It all depends on how two people develop and gel on next years team. The two I am talking about (and will be receiving the most minutes from the loss of Bwill) are Terry Armstrong and Max Hazzard.

Prior to all this, I have been analyzing the minutes distribution numbers for next year. I came to two conclusions; there seemed to be a log-jam of minutes at the 2-scoring guard and I had calculated insufficient minutes for both Terry Armstrong and Max Hazzard (particularly Terry A.)

How Bwill compares to Terry A and Max H:
On the plus side, Terry Armstrong is 6’6” and more athletic than Bwill. On the negative side, Bwill had one year of experience.

In regards to Max Hazzard, on the plus side Max is a 3pt shooting expert (93 out of 240@38.7%) who played mostly the 2-scoring guard for UC Irvine. On the negative side, Bwill may have been the better option to back-up Nico at the point for 8 to 10 minutes. That last statement is a speculation on my part.

Is this a net gain or net loss to the team that Brandon Williams (Bwill) will not be playing on this year’s team? In a nutshell, like I said it “all depends.”

This is a good way to look at the situation. I lean to the side that its a net-positive. I don't think a 100% healthy Brandon Williams came to Arizona to be a backup guard. We brought in the Ferrari's we need to use them while they are here. I would rather not have to force playing time at the guard position. Nico is not Lonzo Ball. He can really score big points. Not sure if everyone realizes that.

I was attempting to look at the bright side. My preference is a healthy Bwill and Dylan Smith going Pro.

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Re: Brandon Williams will not be on the team this year
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2019, 11:25:33 AM »
Not sure anyone here thinks Dylan Smith would be a pro-player. If you all did than you wouldn't be with pitchforks and torches for him to give up his spot. LoL

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Re: Brandon Williams will not be on the team this year
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2019, 12:34:50 PM »
We also have not heard an official announcement about his situation.

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Re: Brandon Williams will not be on the team this year
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2019, 01:50:10 PM »
I was thinking about the debate between arxpert and hamster from last night. Is this a net gain or net loss to the team that Brandon Williams (Bwill) will not be playing on this year’s team. It all depends on how two people develop and gel on next years team. The two I am talking about (and will be receiving the most minutes from the loss of Bwill) are Terry Armstrong and Max Hazzard.

Prior to all this, I have been analyzing the minutes distribution numbers for next year. I came to two conclusions; there seemed to be a log-jam of minutes at the 2-scoring guard and I had calculated insufficient minutes for both Terry Armstrong and Max Hazzard (particularly Terry A.)

How Bwill compares to Terry A and Max H:
On the plus side, Terry Armstrong is 6’6” and more athletic than Bwill. On the negative side, Bwill had one year of experience.

In regards to Max Hazzard, on the plus side Max is a 3pt shooting expert (93 out of 240@38.7%) who played mostly the 2-scoring guard for UC Irvine. On the negative side, Bwill may have been the better option to back-up Nico at the point for 8 to 10 minutes. That last statement is a speculation on my part.

Is this a net gain or net loss to the team that Brandon Williams (Bwill) will not be playing on this year’s team? In a nutshell, like I said it “all depends.”


Some good points. I mentioned in another post that Jeter in my opinion is really the only returner who's departure would have drastically hurt next years team. With Nico, Josh, Terry, and Max all arriving I think that is more than enough talent to make up for Williams departure. Now I do think its a bit silly to say losing your second leading scorer and most talented guard from last year's team is a positive but I don't think the loss is as drastic as others view it. I think it hurts more in the fact that Williams was truly a wildcat fan, talking about AZ being his dream school and watching them play as a kid. Then given the fact he committed to what at the time looked like a dumpster fire (and ultimately ended up being a dumpster fire) over Oregon and powerhouse Gonzaga speaks volumes for his love of the wildcats.

Though the person that really benefits from this is Armstrong. Kid has as much potential as anyone on the roster despite being a bit raw. But that hasn't stopped Miller from sitting someone as such (Kobi/ Randolph/ Chance). But with Williams gone I think there's no way you can sit Armstrong and it could ultimately prove to be very beneficial to his development. 

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Re: Brandon Williams will not be on the team this year
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2019, 02:56:57 PM »


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Has anyone spoken to Bwill? Is there actual evidence of this or is everyone basing this solely off the fact he took U of A off his twitter. That's pretty flimsy.

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Re: Brandon Williams will not be on the team this year
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2019, 04:03:27 PM »
This makes no sense.  I don't see PT being an issue.  He has experience and we know how SM favors experience.  If true, there has to be more to this.  Hoping its not true.

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Re: Brandon Williams will not be on the team this year
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2019, 05:30:16 PM »
I run an Arizona fan page account on Instagram and B-Will just commented. 


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Re: Brandon Williams will not be on the team this year
« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2019, 05:34:53 PM »
Social media should not be taken nearly as seriously as it is. More don't even manage their pages than one would think. I still stand by my thoughts. I want to see us hit a lot of 3's this year tbh.

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Re: Brandon Williams will not be on the team this year
« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2019, 06:27:51 PM »
Update from BearDown12345(Good to hear BWill say he's still hooping) & from the Daily Star.

I most definitely will admit I'm wrong if I'm wrong about this, but my sources still say BWill is the player who won't be on scholarship even after Bruce Pascoe wrote that his step father says it's just rumors below.

Screen shot of what Pascoe said on BWill


Read Pasco's full article below
https://twitter.com/TheWildcaster/status/1140710736609476608

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Re: Brandon Williams will not be on the team this year
« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2019, 07:40:24 PM »
I hope Williams stays at Arizona but I do trust your word wild I think he is a important player on the perimeter  if he stays an he is healthy  the question is is he leaving  or is someone else leaving  an how is his knee   I would prefer   Dylan Smith or barcello to leave then Williams.

 





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