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Blazers' Offseason Target... Marvin Williams?!

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/portland-trail-blazers-39-summer-2014-39-not-180100883--nba.html

I would usually post this as a fanshot, but I felt like this article was so out of left field that it warranted a bit more discussion.

According to Taylor Barfield (whoever that is), the Blazers should focus all their attention on acquiring Marvin Williams this offseason in order to become a contender.

Wait, what?

Yes, you read that right. Marvin Williams is apparently the missing piece the Blazers are looking for. Marvin, a career 11 point, 5 rebound, 13.6 PER, 33% 3-point shooter, is what this team really needs. Nevermind the fact that in 8 full seasons in the NBA, he's only had two years where he had an above average PER. Barfield also mentions that Aldridge is not a perrenial all-star (yet), adding "we'll see how LaMarcus Aldridge finishes the season", but uses Williams' 42% 3-point shooting this season, by far an anomaly when you contrast that with his career averages, and doesn't add the same qualifier about being skeptical as to how Williams will finish the season.

Overall, I was thoroughly confused by this article. To me, Marvin Williams is only slightly better than an also-ran, a player who doesn't move the needle for any team, let alone the Blazers, and a guy who is most likely the 4th or 5th free agent target when/if other options fall through.

Thoughts?

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