Who in the world is Brandon Williams? The 22 year old Arizona product is one of Portlands players on a two way contract. He didn’t make his pro debut until a few days after Christmas. He’s now the face of one of the finest NBA tank jobs this season after Dame, Nurkic, and Simons we’re announced out for the season and they shipped McCollum to New Orleans. I’ve gotten my eye on a recent trend for Brandon and see it as a ladder spot.
Brandon is enjoying a nice stretch lately passing the ball. He has developed some nice chemistry with Drew Eubanks, and while he isn’t surrounded by great talent they have a few decent shooters too. Brandon has recorded 8, 12, and 10 assists in his last 3 games. In this span he is 4th on the NBA in potential assists with 17.7 a game. I certainly can’t resist a 5.5 line on that kind of volume even in a smaller sample size.
A game against the Spurs is a nice spot to show off his playmaking. The Spurs play at the 4th fastest pace in the league and are allowing over 114 points and 24 assists a game over their last 10 games.