Troy Williams is an explosive athlete who has no trouble whatsoever playing above the rim. He proved that rather consistently with the New York Knicks, throwing down a vast number of awe-inspiring finishes during his brief tenure with the team.
If Williams is going to make the main roster and secure a consistent role, however, then he’ll need to establish himself on the defensive end of the floor.
Williams is a tough and gritty player who has proven to be willing to do the dirty work on defense. Consistency will be the key, however, as he’ll be trusted by head coach David Fizdale to match up against scorers and distributors at every perimeter position.
If Williams proves that the effort he’s shown in a practice setting will consistently translate to games, then he should have no trouble making the main roster.
Williams’ jump shot is erratic, but that’s an area in which he can still improve. His value in transition is clear, but if he can knock down the outside shot with regularity, he should receive significant playing time during the 2018-19 campaign.
The Knicks need depth and defense along the wings, and Williams has a chance to prove that he can provide both. It all starts at Summer League.
The question is: Which of these players will shine for the New York Knicks at Summer League?