It's difficult to say, since this was simply a matter of the Nets unloading as many contracts as possible to accommodate Johnson. Williams, who was the Nets' second-round pick after leaving Maryland following his sophomore year, got off to a very slow start as a rookie. He suffered from dehydration during training camp and it took a couple of months - and a trip to the D-League - to get himself in playing shape. Once he did, he was fairly productive, particularly when he was in Avery Johnson's rotation. In the games when he played more than 20 minutes, Williams averaged nearly 10 points and more than six rebounds.