12.26.07

He’s A Whore : J-Will On Trade Rumors

Posted in Basketball at 11:07 am by

While Cleveland’s Damon Jones Palm welcomes any talk of a move to Miami (“I’m very comfortable with the system,” says Jones, which is an interesting way of describing work as Shaq’s valet), Heat guard Jason Williams has an entirely different take on such trade talk, as told to the Sun-Sentinel’s Ira Winderman.

“The thing about it is how it affects your family,” Williams said before scoring nine points in Tuesday’s 96-82 loss to the Cavaliers.

With the trading deadline less than two months away, Williams said he can’t help feel he’s viewed more as an expiring contract than a needed contributor.

“We’re like some high-paid prostitutes anyway in this league,” he said. “They just use and get rid of us whenever they want.”

What Williams doesn’t appreciate is being scapegoated.

“Losing, everybody’s just going to start to look for reasons why,” he said. “Blame this, blame that, blame him, blame me.”

Miami’s a mess this year, no doubt, but the 8th spot in the Eastern Conference isn’t totally out of reach.  I see no reason why Pat Riley won’t wait until at least mid-January before leaving to spend more time with Alonzo Mourning‘s family.

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