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Browsing the D-League guard market: Elliot Williams

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The Knicks could use another guard. Might this former Sixer be the answer?

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The New York Knicks have one of the weakest backcourts in the NBA. They also have an open roster spot. With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the D-League's top guard, starting with their official No. 1 prospect, Elliot Williams.

You may remember the 6'5" shooting guard from his extended stint with the 2013-14 76ers, a.k.a. HinkieTank, Volume 1. He was selected with the 22nd overall pick in the 2010 draft and has played brief stints with Portland, Utah and New Orleans.

He's been tearing it up for the Santa Cruz Warrior this season, averaging 29 points, 7.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists.

Oh, and did I mention he's a PROVEN WINNER -- MVP of last year's D-League Finals, where he bested that scumbag Dylan Murphy and his Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Here's a scouting report, courtesy of Upside and Motor's Chris Reichert:

Very good with ball in his hands. Great using P&R going either direction. Three-ball looks OK but only shoots around 33%. Best with ball in hands and that's his downfall. Not great off the ball but he's not a point guard at the next level either.

Williams has the kind of herky-jerky game I've come to expect from a lefty. He's a big guard who likes to run and can finish at the basket -- two things the Knicks' bench could certainly use right now -- but not really a threat from beyond the arc. Might there be a better fit on another D-League roster? Stay tuned for Part 2!