Grant Williams feels he didn't get enough touches during his short-lived Dallas Mavericks tenure, but Dallas Basketball's Dalton Trigg isn't sold on the former Boston Celtics forward's claims given his less-than-stellar shooting numbers in the DFW.
"Things didn’t work out for Williams in Dallas, but that certainly wasn’t due to him not touching the ball enough," Trigg prefaced before saying, "Over his final 34 games with the Mavs, Williams shot 38.4 percent from the field and 31.9 percent from deep while getting 6.2 shot attempts per game. More touches wasn’t going to be the answer there."
Williams made headlines and raised eyebrows when he called out the Mavericks, and seemingly more specifically, Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, after the Charlotte Hornet's 115-106 February 10 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
"It's great to get a win for the city and play for the jersey that's across your chest, not on your back," Williams said. "Everybody touched the ball, we trusted one another, a team that never played, practiced together, every single person seemed like they had each other's back."
Grant Williams was constantly deemed 'annoying' by Jaylen Brown during Boston Celtics tenure
A simple Google search including the terms "Jaylen Brown," "Grant Williams," and "annoying" will bring you countless results. While Brown never did enough to warrant the kind of callout Irving and Doncic got, it's clear that rumors of Williams having an overly animated personality appear true to a degree.
It's a testament to the professionalism of the Celtics organization that there were never any outbursts from Williams while he was with the Mavs. Or, it shows that despite the personal disagreements, Williams still respected Brown, Jayson Tatum and the like in Boston. Calling out Luka and Kyrie like Williams did certainly doesn't scream "respect."
Neither does swapping out Luka's shoes for Tatum's while still on the Mavericks. But Williams did that too.