Patrick Williams can’t win for losing.
No, the Chicago Bulls' forward didn’t actually taste defeat in his first-ever appearance in the Drew League Saturday — thanks, in large part, to DeMar DeRozan.
But, as has been the case through the first 93 games of his career, Williams left a chunk of Bulls fans dissatisfied.
For some, the source of displeasure was the number of points Williams scored. For others, it was that his noticeably tighter handle didn’t lead to many payoffs. Yet, for others still, it was his settling for fadeaway jumpers against smaller defenders.
Most regard for pro-am basketball be damned.
But such is life for the former fourth-overall pick who, for what it’s worth, put 14 points, 14 rebounds, and three steals in the box score.
Until his pubescent potential becomes fully grown, the soon-to-be 21-year-old will continue to be a lightning rod for criticism.
Here’s to his third year being the charm.