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13 Derrick Williams PF
Height/Weight: 6-8/240 | Birthdate: 5/25/1991 | Birthplace: Bellflower, CA | Team: Sacramento Kings | College: Arizona | NBA Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 26/7 | Average Draft Position: 131.62
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Derrick Williams overcomes illness, still silent


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2014) Kings forward Derrick Williams was over the illness that cost him one game, but still played little part in Saturday's loss to the Mavericks.

Williams played just 10 minutes in his return to action, and made little impact in his time on the floor. He scored just four points on 1 of 2 shooting, while adding a pair of rebounds in the 103-100 loss.

Even after a midseason trade to the Kings, Williams has struggled to find a consistent role. He is averaging just 9.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game in 58 games with the Kings. 


Derrick Williams well enough to return Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2014) Kings forward Derrick Williams is active for Saturday's game against the Mavericks, after missing the team's previous game due to an illness. He will be available off the bench against Dallas. 

Derrick Williams dealing with illness, sits out OKC game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) Kings forward Derrick Williams was ruled out for Friday's contest against Oklahoma City because of an illness, according to the team's radio reporter.

Williams has been held to single-digit scoring in each of his last four games. He's averaging 8.5 points and 4.2 rebounds per game this season. His next chance to play will come Saturday at Dallas.

Derrick Williams flops in starting opportunity


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) The Kings have been experimenting with the power forward spot in the starting lineup in recent games, and Derrick Williams got his chance Wednesday against the 76ers. Unforutnately, he did little to make himself stand out in the 115-98 win.

Williams played 31 minutes as a starter, but did little to take advantage. He scored just five points on 1 of 5 shooting, while snagging six rebounds. He did add one assist and two steals, though he also turned the ball over twice in the blowout win.

Failing to take advantage of opportunities has been a recurring theme throughout the former No. 2 overall pick's career. He is averaging just 9.3 points per game since being traded to the Kings. 


Derrick Williams ends double-digit scoring drought


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) Kings forward Derrick Williams was extremely efficient Tuesday against the Pistons, as he reached double figures in scoring in just 21 minutes in a 99-89 loss.

Williams attempted just four field goals in the game and connected on three en route to 10 points. He made one 3-pointer and went 3 for 4 at the free-throw line, while adding five rebounds and two assists in the loss. 

Despite a midseason trade away from Minnesota, Williams has remained little more than a bit play for the Kings. He is averaging 9.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in 50 appearances for Sacramento.


Derrick Williams shows rust in return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/7/2014) Kings forward Derrick Williams showed some rust on Friday, but still managed to register a double-double in a 99-89 loss to the Celtics in Boston.

Williams, who returned from a strained left foot, went 2 of 11 shooting from the field, missing all three of his attempts from downtown, but converting all seven of his free throw attempts. He finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds, with four of them coming from the offensive end of the glass. He also chipped in with three assists, one block and one steal while logging 42 minutes of game action.

Williams has scored in double figures just twice over his last three games. He has averaged 8.8 points and 7.3 rebounds over his last four appearances.

Derrick Williams available to play Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/7/2014) Kings forward Derrick Williams will return to the court Friday after a one-game absence, NBA.com reports.

Williams missed Wednesday's game due to a foot injury. He has averaged 8.7 points and 4.1 rebounds over 46 games played.


Derrick Williams sits Wednesday with foot issue


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2014) Kings forward Derrick Williams did not play in Wednesday's game against the Raptors due to a strained left foot.

It was just the third game Williams has missed this season. He has averaged 8.7 points and 4.1 rebounds over 46 games played.


Derrick Williams elevates his game again vs. Jazz


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2014) With Rudy Gay sidelined, Kings forward Derrick Williams elevated his play again on Monday, as he put up a double-double with 17 points and 15 rebounds in a 106-99 loss to the Jazz in Utah.

Williams went 5 of 13 shooting from the field, including 1 of 2 from downtown, and 6 of 8 from the free throw line. He did all of his damage in a season-high 38 minutes, also adding two assists and one block. He has averaged 13.2 points and 9.2 boards over his last five games.


Derrick Williams steps up thanks to injuries


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2014) With the Kings' stars hit hard by injuries, reserve forward Derrick Williams stepped into a big role Wednesday against the Rockets.

Williams played 40 minutes off the bench with Rudy Gay leaving early with an Achilles injury. Williams scored 22 points on 7 of 15 shooting in the game, and added a season-high 11 rebounds for his first double-double.

Williams has been much better since the trade to Sacramento, averaging 9.9 points per game in 28 appearances. If Gay is forced to miss extensive time with his Achilles injury, Williams could step into the starting lineup moving forward. 


Derrick Williams produces vs. former mates


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2014) Kings forward Derrick Williams had a strong performance Wednesday, in a 111-108 win over the Timberwolves, the team that traded him earlier in the season.

Williams scored 16 points on 7 of 11 shooting in the game, his fifth game in double figures in seven since the start of January. He added five rebounds, two assists and one steal, while turning the ball over just once.

Williams has struggled to find a consistent place in the team's rotation, but he is starting to show his abilities since the start of the new year. He is averaging 11.7 points per game in January, after putting up just 8.8 points per game in December. 


Derrick Williams posts four straight double-digit performance


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2013) Kings forward Derrick Williams came off the bench for the second straight game Sunday, scoring 11 points on 3 of 10 shooting and grabbing six rebounds in his team's 106-91 win over the Rockets.

Williams' run on the bench coincides with Rudy Gay's addition to the team after Williams started seven straight. He has scored at least 11 points in each of his last four games, including a 32-point explosion against the Mavericks on Monday. Williams has averaged 8.5 points and 3.7 rebounds in 20 games.


Derrick Williams looks solid in first start for Kings


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2013) Newly acquired Kings forward Derrick Williams had a solid debut Friday, as he filled a big role in a 104-98 loss to the Clippers.

Williams, who was acquired via trade days ago from the Timberwolves, played a season-high 32 minutes as the starting small forward. He didn't shoot the ball well, but still managed 12 points on 6 of 13 shooting from the field.  He added six rebounds and four assists, while turning the ball over just once.

Williams is obviously going to see a bigger role with the Kings than he had in Minnesota, where he averaged just 14.7 minutes per game and didn't top 30 once.  


Derrick Williams might remain out of position following trade


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2013) The Derrick Williams trade finally happened -- assuming Luc Richard Mbah a Moute can get through a physical Tuesday. We have been waiting for the former No. 2 pick to get out of Kevin Love's shadows and get fulltime rune as a power forward. Unfortunately, things might not be changing all that much as he joins the Kings. 

Williams has gamely tried to turn himself into a small forward, but his lack of quickness and outside shooting has doomed him. NBA teams really cannot survivie with a 29.8 percent three-point shooter logging heavy minutes on the perimeter unless they bring elite skills otherwise. Williams seems like a killer stretch power forward where his shooting plays up and his athleticism can take advantage of slower big men, but the Kings' roster might force him into playing more small forward than is best for his development.

Following the trade of Mbah a Moute, the Kings are likely to have more minutes available at small forward than power forward, where Jason Thompson and Patrick Patterson combine to play 43.4 minutes per game. That doesn't leave much time for Williams to play his natural position, whereas Mbah a Moute's departure leaves just the struggling John Salmons and Travis Outlaw available at the three.

We should still be excited to see what Williams' potential can turn into if given a full-time role, even if it remains a less-than ideal one. Given his pedigree, Williams could very easily become a Fantasy commodity even with these concerns. In 71 starts in his career, Williams is averaging 12.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.

You might not want to rush out to grab Williams off waivers expecting a surefire starting Fantasy option. But, if you have some dead weight on your roster -- like, say, Jared Dudley, owned in 23 percent of CBSSports.com leagues -- Williams is well worth a flier for a few weeks to see if he breaks out.  


Physical all that remains in Derrick Williams, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute swap


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2013) The Timberwolves and Kings have agreed to a trade that would send former No. 2 overall pick Derrick Williams to Sacramento. Despite the pending agreement, there is still one hurdle to be cleared, according to Yahoo.com.

Williams would be traded for Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, however concerns about lingering soreness in his right knee could potentially derail the trade. Mbah a Moute has dealt with issues in the knee since the preseason, and will need to pass a physical before the deal can be completed. The physical is scheduled for Tuesday. 

Mbah a Moute underwent surgery on the knee during the 2012 offseason, and he was limited to 58 games a year ago as a result. He was limited in the preseason due to tendinitis in the league, and it took him a few weeks early in the season to get up to speed. 


Wolves, Kings discussing Derrick Williams swap


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2013) A Timberwolves trade of former No. 2 overall pick Derrick Williams has seemed inevitable for years, and ESPN.com reports a deal could be reaching the final stages. According to a report Monday, the Wolves are in advanced talks with the Kings for a deal that would net them forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute.

Williams has been stuck behind All-Star Kevin Love ever since he was drafted in 2011, and has never seemed comfortable with a move to small forward. He is averaging just 4.9 points on 35.2 percent shooting in the first 11 games of the season.

Mbah a Moute is a more natural fit for the Timberwolves off the bench, if the trade goes down. He is a solid defender on the wings, but has never evolved into much of a shooter. He has appeared in nine games for the Kings this season, averaging 4.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 steal per game. 


Derrick WIlliams, Alexey Shved available in trade talks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) The Timberwolves have made forward Derrick Williams and guard Alexey Shved available in trade talks, Yahoo! Sports reports. The team is looking for pieces that will help them compete immediately in exchange for the young players.

Williams has averaged 16 minutes of action over eight games, posting 5.5 points and 1.9 rebounds per game while hitting 39 percent of his shots. Shved has played just 9.6 minutes per games over 10 contests, averaging 2.3 points on 19.2 percent shooting.


Derrick Williams plays three minutes in return


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2013) Timberwolves forward Derrick Williams played just three minutes and missed his only shot in his return to the court Sunday against the Lakers after sitting out Friday's game due to back spams.

The team had no reason to put any unnecessary strain on Williams' back after jetting out to a 47-23 after one quarter. Provided he didn't suffer a setback, he could be in line for more playing time Monday against the Clippers.


Derrick Williams available Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2013) Timberwolves forward Derrick Williams says he'll be available for Sunday's game against the Lakers, according to a team reporter.

Williams was scratched from Friday's game after experiencing back spams, but the injury doesn't look like it'll affect him over the long haul. He has averaged 7.3 points and 3.0 rebounds per game this season.


Derrick Williams out with back spasms


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/8/2013) Timberwolves forward Derrick Williams was scratched just before tipoff Friday against the Mavericks, due to back spasms. The extent of the injury is not yet known, now is how long he is expected to be sidelined. 

Derrick Williams sits out Friday with back spasms


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/8/2013) Timberwolves power forward Derrick Williams was ruled out for Friday's contest against the Mavericks because of back spasms, according to the team's official website. His status remains day to day.

Williams shot 0 for 6 his last time out and had scored in double figures in two of his first four games played. He is averaging 7.3 points and 3.0 rebounds this season.

Derrick Williams with solid game off bench


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(11/4/2013) Timberwolves power forward Derrick Williams came off the bench to score 13 points on Monday night during a one-point loss at Cleveland. Williams played 22 minutes in the game.

Williams was 5 of 9 from the field and 0 for 1 from 3-point range as he added two rebounds and a steal for the second unit.

Williams had his best scoring output of the season thus far Monday. He's been a solid contributor off the bench.

Coach: Derrick Williams will get his chance


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2013) Timberwolves head coach Rick Adleman told The Star Tribune after Thursday's practice that forward Derrick Williams will eventually get his chance to crack into the rotation.

"He's going to get a chance to play when it looks like there is a good opportunity for him," Adelman said. "But there are other guys, too. Right now Robbie Hummel's played very well, the whole month he's been here. It could be one of those guys. It could be (Shabazz Muhammad), who has played well. Nobody has separated himself. (Williams') best spot is the four spot, and it's almost impossible to get him minutes at the four spot."

Timberwolves pick up two options, cut one


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2013) The Timberwolves made the inevitable reality Saturday, picking up the fourth-year contract options on point guard Ricky Rubio and forward Derrick Williams

The team also waived forward Chris Johnson Saturday. 


Timberwolves pick up two fourth-year options


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/22/2013) The Timberwolves will pick up the contracts options for Derrick Williams and Ricky Rubio for the 2014-15 season, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Williams' contract will pay him $6.7 million for his fourth season in the league, while Rubio will be paid $5 million. Both players are entering their third seasons.