GLOBALPORT reinforcement Justin Williams knows the expectations are huge, but the former Sacramento Kings forward seems unfazed.
The 6-foot-10 Williams knows how Globalport fared in its first conference in the PBA but he boldly talked about playoff appearances and better win-loss records for the Batang Pier play in their first Commissioner’s Cup stint.
The mark to beat is one win in 14 matches, but the target obviously is not simply to win two.
“Get the team to the playoffs and see where we will go from there,” added the former University of Wyoming player. “I haven't adjusted that much yet but I'm getting there and I am looking forward to helping my team improve their record.”
There is no height limit for imports in the conference and Williams’ rivals include bigger men such as Rain or Shine’s 7-foot-3 Bruno Sundov, but that doesn’t seem to bother the Chicago native.
Although he is still in the process of getting used to the kind of play under Junel Baculi’s leadership, the 28-year-old Williams looks forward to helping his team achieve its goals.
“I am good in rebound and shot blocking,” said Williams, who arrived only last Friday. “And I think I will be able to come in to the team very well.”
Williams played in 48 games for the Sacramento Kings and one with the Houston Rockets.