Grant Williams shares excitement on his role alongside Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving

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The Dallas Mavericks have made a bold move by bringing in Grant Williams to their squad in a high-profile deal with the Boston Celtics. The 6-foot-6 power forward is set to make a significant impact with the team, as they paid a hefty sum of $53 million over four years to secure his services.

The trade involved giving up Reggie Bullock, a key piece from their Western Conference Finals run, and a first-round pick swap, making it clear that the Mavs have high expectations for Williams.

As he gears up for his debut season with Dallas, the 24-year-old Williams is well aware of the role he wants to play alongside Luka Doncic, and his recently re-signed co-star, Kyrie Irving.

Grant Williams shares excitement on his role alongside Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving

In a recent episode of JJ Redick's "The Old Man and the Three" podcast, Williams revealed his excitement and detailed his intentions for his position on the team.

"Yeah, in a perfect world, in the role that I star in, it looks like being a versatile defender on the defensive end, guarding the best player, high impact energy guy, but also being able to be a part of the offense and utilized well because not only the spot-up threes and everything like that are great"

Grant Williams

Williams acknowledges the importance of his defensive skills, intending to be a versatile defender capable of taking on the toughest assignments on the court. His defensive presence is likely to be a valuable asset for the Mavericks, especially against formidable opponents.

"I feel like the progression that I have made has been a lot of within actions where that hitting a role, pick and pop game, and being involved and be able to get actions where you can play with hit me. And then either fake the handoff or be able to hand off to one of the better guys like Kyrie or Luka and then screen and roll or make a play at the rim."

Grant Williams

Williams' ability to play within actions and work effectively in pick-and-pop situations bodes well for the Mavericks' offense. He envisions himself as a valuable component of the team's offensive strategies, providing opportunities for Doncic and Irving to capitalize on his playmaking abilities.

"I feel like that's probably the best role that I'm in currently just because that's kind of the skill set that I progressed with and worked on not only in Boston but elsewhere"

Grant Williams

It's evident that Williams has given considerable thought to his role and is eager to contribute in a way that maximizes his strengths. The young forward's versatility, defensive prowess, and improving offensive skills make him an exciting addition to the Mavericks' roster.

As the new season approaches, fans eagerly await the chemistry and dynamic play that will unfold between Grant Williams, Luka Doncic, and Kyrie Irving. If Williams can seamlessly integrate his game into the potent duo of Doncic and Irving, the Mavericks will undoubtedly be a force to be reckoned with in the competitive NBA landscape.