Eastern Notes: Williams, Kyrie, Raptors

Marvin Williams is making his debut for the Bucks on Wednesday night and ESPN’s Eric Woodyard (Twitter link) passes along the team’s initial plan for the veteran’s first appearance.

“We’re going to play him a little bit and see how it goes,” coach Mike Budenholzer said. “I’m excited about having him be a part of our group and how he can help us.”

Williams agreed to a buyout with Charlotte last week and inked a deal with Milwaukee over the weekend. Here’s more from the Eastern Conference:

  • Williams gives the Bucks another viable rotation option, making them an even deeper team, Alex Boeder of NBA.com writes. The former No. 2 overall pick’s shooting from outside should be particularly helpful for Milwaukee.
  • Coach Nick Nurse went on ESPN’s PTI today and was asked about one player behind the Raptors‘ success. Kyle Lowry,” the coach said. “I’ve never seen a guy play harder on the court.”
  • Brian Lewis of the New York Post (Twitter link) asked Nets coach Kenny Atkinson if Kyrie Irving will return after the All-Star break and he got an interesting response. “There’s a lot of days and I don’t want to go out and say something that I’d regret later,” Atkinson said. “When we get back, those first couple practices will determine where he is.”
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5 thoughts on “Eastern Notes: Williams, Kyrie, Raptors

  1. Buckman

    Either Kyrie has become injury prone or he wants to take the year off like his buddy KD and start fresh next year.

  2. supercollider

    Brooklyn at Boston March 3, so March 4 is earliest Irving will return.

  3. RudyR

    Kyrie is the most toxic player in the league right now. The Nets clearly play better when he isn’t out there. You can see he totally sucks all the life out of the team with his constant negative reactions to his teammates and his frantic rhythm. In his head he thinks he is this “tough love” leader like Lebron or Kobe but really he is just a jerk who blames others for all his mistakes. Atkinson has to be cryptic because he quietly doesn’t even want Kyrie out there and because Kyrie is such a diva that no one knows when he will play anyway.

  4. osonvs

    Trade Kyrie to the Knicks. They originally wanted him anyways and Dolan would easily find a way to make it a steal for Brooklyn!

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