Both Terrence Williams and Rockets GM Daryl Morey are happy with the three-team trade that sent T-Will to Houston in return for a first round pick in 2012. And both dismissed Williams' transgressions as well, with the 23-year-old admitting his problems with tardiness but suggesting his punishment, a demotion to Springfield, was a bit much.
"I'm a man and I made mistakes," Williams said. "I was late to things, but in real life it should have been a fine and a slap on the wrist. I was sent to the D-league and that was my punishment...I don't give an attitude to the coaches and I don't second-guess coaches. They are the coaches for a reason and I'm a player for a reason."
Morey, too, dismissed Williams' issues with the Nets front office. "We have a lot of respect for the Nets and Coach Avery Johnson. That's between them and Terrence. We've only gotten great reports prior to that from (Louisville) Coach (Rick) Pitino. Whatever happened in Jersey happened there and there's going to be a fresh start here."