Following the latest Rafer Alston / Sam Mitchell squabble, newly acquired Eric Williams has seen enough of these Raptors writes the Toronto Stat’s Dave Feschuck.

“It’s a damn shame that a guy’s got to be an a–hole in order to get some attention around here,” said Williams. “All the a–holes get all the attention.”

As he spoke, Williams was staring across the room at the stall inhabited by Rafer Alston, the controversy-courting point guard whose public feud with Sam Mitchell, the rookie coach, has dominated the newspaper plotlines in these parts.

And though the Raptors didn’t need another twist in their sordid saga, Williams delivered a zinger last night. Frustrated that his playing time has diminished to zilch, the highly touted veteran acquired in the Vince Carter trade said that he has demanded a trade through his agent.

“I need to get out of here, man,” Williams said before the Raptors’ 110-107 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. “If I’m not going to be a part of this team, I can go anywhere else and help a team out. I can go to New Orleans and help them out.”