Found September 16, 2012 on Sports Junkie Online:
After hearing that third-year shooting guard Elliot Williams will likely miss the entire 2012-2013 season with a ruptured Achilles tendon, you can't help but feel bad for him. After missing his entire rookie season due to a knee surgery, and the last couple months of his sophomore campaign with a shoulder injury, Williams was primed to be a rotation player for the rebuilding Trail Blazers. His explosive athleticism and ability to attack the basket are things that previous backcourt players seemingly lacked, and while he still needed to refine his ball-handling and defense, was headed in the right direction.For Williams (23), this was the opportunity he's waited for since entering the league, and now the young man has another long rehabilitation ahead of him. The Trail Blazers must now decide whether to pick up the fourth-year option on Williams' contract. If the team does, they are gambling on a player with the physical tools to be a solid player in the league, but has a...
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