In this year's first rookie rankings, NBA.com's Brad Friedman calls Williams the fourth best rookie, based on summer league play. Friedman ranks Willaims behind only Randy Foye, Brandon Roy and Adam Morrison. The former Huskie, he writes, is "worthy of the label of Jason Kidd's future successor". Rick Kamla adds his voice to the chorus calling Williams "the Randy Moss of the 2006 draft" and Boone "a big man who can bang bodies and block shots". As for Boone's surgery? "Buzzkill" says Kamla.
Marcus Williams No. 4 in NBA's Summer Rookie Rankings