And-Ones: Williams, McDermott, Draft

Chaz Williams wants to be part of the new trend of undersized guards becoming successful in the NBA, writes Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald. The 5’9″ Williams has been in contact with Kings guard Isaiah Thomas for advice, notes Murphy. Of his conversation with Thomas, Williams said, “It’s great to know another small guy out there is successful, and is a fan of mine as well. He gave me a lot of encouraging words, and told me what to look for in these workouts. He told me to be myself and go out there and play hard. We spoke via text and communicated for a little while on Twitter. We’re with the same agency. I approached him. I’m a fan of his, and I wanted to pick his brain and learn. I’m a student of the game and can learn more every day. If I can learn more in a situation where people say I can’t, then that will help me a lot.”

More from around the association:

  • published their full prospect profile for Doug McDermott. McDermott is projected as a mid-to-late lottery pick in this year’s NBA Draft.
  • Johnny O’Bryant has workouts scheduled next week with the Cavaliers and the Timberwolves, tweets Adam Zagoria of
  • The crew at Basketball Insiders (video link) spoke with a number of the prospects in the 2014 NBA Draft about what facets of their games they are working on to improve.
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