Now that Shelden has signed with the Denver Nuggets, his time in Boston has come to a close. And with his departure, there will be no strong opinions either way. Williams was one of those transparent players that only gets recognized by the fans when he is making a mistake.
When Glen Davis broke his thumb in a fight with his friend, Williams took over the role as fourth big man and did a very serviceable job. And that’s what Shelden Williams is– a serviceable big man.
But most people will inevitably remember Williams for his stint in the Finals when he inbounded the ball to Kobe Bryant , who drilled a three-pointer before the half time buzzer sounded.
Williams certainly has his deficiencies– post play and hand-eye coordination are two that come to mind– that will keep him from ever becoming a stand out player in the NBA, but he always played hard and displayed a positive attitude.
He will, and should be, missed for his work ethic and professionalism.
ESPN”S Marc Stein with the scoop:
The Nuggets made two more moves on Wednesday to solidify their bench. A league source told ESPN.com’s John Hollinger that the team has agreed to terms with forward Shelden Williams and guard Anthony Carter and is expected to sign both later in the day. Both deals would be for the league’s veteran minimum salary.