Louis Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers is continuing his recovery process after injuring his hamstring against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Sixers are struggling without their potential Sixth Man of the Year candidate, but fortunately for Philly fans, life goes on after the regular season.
Williams’ status going into the playoffs is still in question, but he is expected to recover in time. Hamstring injuries have the capability of nagging and never recovering properly without the necessary rest.
Williams hasn’t suited up for almost a week now and he’s been getting therapy done on his hammy, but he also has a little free time. Recently on Twitter, he answered a question that has been asked frequently throughout the past month on talk radio and television.
He was asked who the NBA’s most valuable player will be this season, and his answer was similar to many, surrounding the league. Here’s what he said:
So far this season, Rose is averaging 25.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 7.9 assists. His Chicago Bulls have the best record in the Eastern Conference, which would have been quite unexpected before the start of the season.
His ability to get to the rim is Iverson-like. The scary thing is that he’s taller and he actually may be better at penetrating to the bucket. Now, that’s saying something, because Iverson, pound-for-pound, may be the greatest player ever at getting to the rim and avoiding the defense.
The Sixers have the seventh seed locked and they’re currently battling with the New York Knicks for sixth. Fortunately, we will not be seeing the Bulls in the playoffs, since they have number one locked up. Some are glad that we’re avoiding Derrick Rose and Tom Thibodeau’s spectacular defensive squad, but remember that the Philadelphia has defeated them twice this season.
Regardless of what’s happened this year so far, the playoffs can be a different beast, and the teams that belong will show roar. Expect Derrick Rose to be at the top of his game, which is terrifying to think about.