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Thread: ABA Position Change - Shelden Williams to FC

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    Default ABA Position Change - Shelden Williams to FC

    most sites list Shelden as strictly a PF or F but that is mainly because of his 6'9" height and drafting of Al Horford (1" taller). Shelden last year played both F and C.

    http://www.hoopsstats.com/basketball...007-04-16/07/1

    http://www.hoopsstats.com/basketball...007-04-08/07/1

    http://www.hoopsstats.com/basketball...007-01-12/07/1

    http://www.hoopsstats.com/basketball...006-12-20/07/1

    HoopsHype has him in the depth chart as a PF but his profile lists him as a C

    http://hoopshype.com/players/shelden_williams.htm


    so while the current roster should slot him as a F he is definitely eligible to play C (kind of a mike dunleavy/danny granger situation - being depth charted in the SG role)
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    Default Re: ABA Position Change - Shelden Williams to FC

    more evidence.... need to bump


    Atlanta Journal Consitution
    Hawks remain unbeaten in preseason


    Shelden Williams' rookie season with the Hawks played out like an identity crisis of sorts for a college center trying to learn power forward in the NBA.

    At least that much is over now.

    The introduction of Al Horford to the four-spot has clarified Williams' role this preseason. He's the backup center to Zaza Pachulia.

    The center part, at least, is OK by Williams.

    "To be honest, wherever I need to be to help the team, and be out on the court and produce [is fine]," Williams said.

    Center is where he flourished in April when Pachulia was out with nagging injuries. Williams averaged a double-double (11 points, 10 rebounds) over nine games to take rookie-of-the-month honors.

    Center is a role the Hawks feel the 6-foot-9 Williams is more suited to, despite the inches he gives up to big centers around the league. His wide body and physical post play are better suited to banging than guarding quick players such as Kevin Garnett and Dirk Nowitzki at power forward.

    http://www.ajc.com/search/content/sp...awks_1012.html
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    Default Re: ABA Position Change - Shelden Williams to FC

    bump more stuff courtesy of Mourning... just need one more yes vote.

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    http://nba.suite101.com/article.cfm/..._hawks_preview

    http://fantasybasketball.usatoday.co...rt=nba&id=1259

    " Aug. 21, 2007 - 5:56 p.m. ET

    The Atlanta Hawks have picked up the 2008-09 contract option on forward/center Shelden Williams.

    Williams was one of the few Hawks to avoid serious injury last year, leading the team with 81 games played. Although his rookie season wasn't exactly dominant, Williams still managed to lead all freshmen in rebounding with 5.4 per game and in double-doubles, with eight. The option is worth $3.4 million."


    http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/5...0813162&ATT=73

    "ANALYZING BENCH:

    Guard Acie Law IV, Guard Josh Childress, Forward Al Horford, Center/Forward Shelden Williams,"
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    Default Re: ABA Position Change - Shelden Williams to FC

    would it be more convincing if i wanted to move him to strictly C?
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    Default Re: ABA Position Change - Shelden Williams to FC

    Here's my problem with it:

    http://www.82games.com/0607/0607ATL2.HTM

    He's not listed as playing at all last year without either Zaza or Lorenzen Wright on the floor at the same time.

    I could see them puting out a lineup with a front court of Marvin Williams/Josh Smith/Sheldon, but until I see it happen I'm going to assume that either Zaza, Wright, Horford or even Soloman Jones will always be on the court alongside him...making him the PF.

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