Jazz F Williams Cool on Lineup Change
Marvin Williams doesn’t view his move out of the starting lineup as a demotion.
“I’m not a guy with an ego. I’m not an NFL quarterback,” Williams said. “Whatever Coach feels like he needs to do. That’s been my M.O. from Day 1. I’ve been criticized for that, but that’s fine with me. I’ll play to win, so if this helps us win, that’s fine.”
So when Corbin informed Williams earlier this week he was considering making a lineup switch and then formalized it Wednesday, he received zero resistance from the guy who’s been Utah’s starting small forward in 51 of the 54 games he’s played.
“I told him I was fine with him doing it. He’s never going to hear any complaints out of me,” Williams said. “Whatever can help this team win. We’re on a fine line right now in that eighth spot. We’re trying to make the playoffs, so if this will help us make them playoffs, I’m all for it.”