A fresh start could not have come at a better time for Marvin Williams.
For the previous six season, Williams languished between a breakout performer with range and trying to slide out from underneath the microscope after the Atlanta Hawks selected him as the second overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft after one season at North Carolina.
His 11.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game career average did not exactly screem perennial all-star in the ATL and it also did not help having to hear year-in and year-out how Deron Williams, Chris Paul and even Andrew Bynum were selected after Williams. That is why Williams is probably glad to close that chapter of his young career and write a new story with the Utah Jazz.
The trouble is, it is not that easy.
New team. New city. Same old questions about “expectations”.
Williams is not having it.
"People talk a lot about expectations and living up to expectations," Williams said in an interview with the Salt Lake Tribune, "but I hit them u...