Derrick Williams RUMORS & NEWS

  • Derrick Williams, as weight of being No. 2 pick wanes, thriving with Knicks

    Pro Basketball Talk "What if Derrick Williams never faced the burden of being the No. 2 overall pick? He considers that question often. Would he have developed better on a winner picking lower in the 2011 draft? Would he be on his third team in five years? Would he have thrived without enormous..." April 01

  • Police: Knicks' Derrick Williams has $617K of jewelry stolen

    ESPN "Knicks forward Derrick Williams was robbed of $617,000 in jewelry and a Louis Vuitton backpack at his New York City apartment early Saturday by two women, New York City police said. A New York City Police Department spokesperson said that the women came back to Williams' Manhattan apartment..." December 21

  • Two women steal $750,000 in jewelry from a New York Knick

    New York Post "Knicks forward Derrick Williams was robbed of $750,000 in jewelry at his Tribeca apartment early Saturday — and he’s blaming two women he took home from a Meatpacking District club earlier in the evening. The women pillaged a Louis Vuitton jewelry case holding a small fortune in basketballer..." December 20

  • Knicks’ Derrick Williams doesn’t know why Fisher benches him

    New York Post "After a lousy stint in Minnesota, Derrick Williams felt he improved in Sacramento, which he called “a great basketball town’’ and “great for my career.’’ But the second-overall pick in the 2011 draft still wanted a fresh start in New York. The Kings made him a low priority to re-sign. Knicks..." December 11

  • Derrick Williams to join Knicks on two-year, $10 million deal

    ESPN New York "The New York Knicks continued to add through free agency by reaching an agreement Friday with forward Derrick Williams. The deal is for two years and $10 million, league sources told's Chris Broussard, that includes a player option for the second year. Williams confirmed the accord..." July 04

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Yahoo Sources; Sacramento Kings free agent Derrick Williams meets with the Knicks and Mavericks on Thursday in Los Angeles.

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    Grant Napear @GrantNapearshow

    As expected the Kings will not be tendering a qualifying offer to Derrick Williams. Free agency begins tonite. Details at 3 @KHTKSports1140

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    Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

    Sacramento expressed interest in keeping unrestricted free agent Derrick Williams, sources told ESPN. First order for Kings: PG situation.

  • Derrick Williams is playing better than he has in a while... and it's still not good enough

    Sactown Royalty "Derrick Williams was the only member of the Kings to not get a board despite playing almost 27 minutes. For comparison, backup Point Guard Andre Miller had 4 in just 14 minutes as did the 6'1, 165 lb rookie Bryce Cotton for Utah. Once again, Derrick Williams is failing to live up to..." April 06

  • Sources: Kings discussing trade for Deron Williams

    Yahoo! Sports "The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings are discussing a deal centered on former All-Star guard Deron Williams, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Nets have been shopping their high-priced star players, and the Kings have been probing the market for an impact point guard. No deal is..." December 21

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Trade sending D Williams to SAC from MIN for Luc Mbah a Moute to be completed if latter passes physical Tue due to knee concerns,source says

  • Report: T-Wolves Close to Sending Williams to Kings for Mbah a Moute

    CBS Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves haven't had great success with number two picks in the NBA Draft. After trading for Darko Milicic and re-signing him to a $20 million contract, they ended up amnestying him because he couldn't crack the rotation or stay in shape. After trading for Michael Beasley, they..." November 25

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    Darren Wolfson @DarrenWolfson

    Buzz from Mohegan Sun event over the weekend where #Twolves GM Milt Newton was: D-Will trade is close. Utah, Sac. NYK, Nets possible.

  • Rumor: Kings interested in possible Derrick Williams trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "This is not something likely go down in the near future if it goes down at all, so just put this in your “things that could happen after Christmas or close to the deadline” file. We’ve told you before that the Minnesota Timberwolves are looking to trade Derrick Williams. Flip Saunders and the..." November 20

  • Derrick Williams will, in time, get his chance

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Wolves coach Rick Adleman had a couple things to say about Derrick Williams. First, the third-year forward will get his chance to play. Second, we should all calm down on the issue. “I don’t worry about him as much as you guys do,” Adelman said after Thursday’s practice. Williams, who works at..." November 01

  • Timberwolves Exercise Team Options on Rubio, Williams "The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has exercised its fourth-year options on guard Ricky Rubio and forward Derrick Williams. Rubio, the fifth overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, joined the Wolves in 2011-12 and has played 98 games with the club. He holds career averages of 10.7..." October 26

  • Taylor: Wolves will exercise Derrick Williams' 2014-2015 option

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "Derrick Williams' $6.3 million option for 2014-15 will be exercised Wolves owner Glen Taylor confirmed to contributor Darren Wolfson. Williams' future with the Minnesota Timberwolves has been a lingering storyline throughout the preseason. For now at least one question surrounding..." October 22

  • The Derrick Williams Decision

    Dunking with Wolves "The Derrick Williams conundrum on whether to pick up his fourth-year option headlines Zach Lowe’s excellent Grantland piece of guys in similar situations. The list includes other such lost souls as Jimmer Fredette Bismack Biyombo and Jan Vesely and while each of those names lends itself to plenty..." September 07

  • Derrick Williams' future with Wolves still up to debate

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "Even after spending $117 million in free agency in July and August Minnesota Timberwolves president of operations Flip Saunders will have another sizable monetary decision to make. Before his third year begins -- Oct. 31 is the deadline -- the Wolves need to figure out if they will pay forward..." September 06

  • Flip Saunders: Derrick Williams is not in play tonight

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "“I haven’t said anything about trading him,” he said. “That is something that has been speculative. That’s because last year it was pretty public, it came out of the organization that they were looking to trade him last year. It’s just a lot of speculation from the people, social media, everyone..." June 27

    2013 NBA Draft Rumors Coverage

    PSD Staff With the 2013 NBA Draft taking place on June 27th in Brooklyn, NY, we'll be covering all the latest rumors and news surrounding possible picks and trades. The most important question being: will the Cleveland Cavaliers take Nerlens Noel no. 1 overall or will they make a last minute trade?... June 26

  • Flip Saunders Attempting to Move Up in Draft to Grab Victor Oladipo

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "Since taking over the decision-making responsibilities in the Minnesota Timberwolves' front office in early May, Flip Saunders has traveled to New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami and most recently Italy for work-related reasons. He can now add Washington D.C. to that list. According to a..." June 14

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    Chris Broussard @

    One of the teams Utah has talked to about Paul Millsap is Minnesota. The name of the very available Derrick Williams came up.

  • Derrick Williams plans to take a patient approach

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves second-year forward Derrick Williams lost 15 pounds last summer so he presumably could find more action at a small-forward spot he seldom played last season. The Wolves then went out and signed free-agent small forwards Andrei Kirilenko in July and Josh Howard earlier this month...." November 25

  • Williams Still Trying To Find His Place

    ESPN "A little more than a year ago, Derrick Williams was being considered as a possible No. 1 pick in the 2011 draft. Some pundits wondered if the Cleveland Cavaliers would be better off picking Williams with the first pick and then grabbing a point guard with their next selection, No. 4 overall...." July 18

  • Timberwolves' Derrick Williams thought he was heading to Portland

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Timberwolves forward Derrick Williams, playing for Minnesota's entry in the NBA's Summer League in Las Vegas, confirmed Tuesday, July 17, that he was aware of the possibility he would be traded to Portland as part of a sign-and-trade package in the Wolves' efforts to land forward Nicolas Batum, a..." July 18

  • Derrick Williams hopes slimming down brings game up

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves forward Derrick Williams reported to Target Center on Friday for the start of his second NBA season and his first summer-league minicamp 15 pounds slimmer than when he left in April. He played his rookie season at 248 pounds and now is 233 after two months spent running the beach,..." July 15

  • Too soon to unload Derrick Williams; just wrong to pursue Pau Gasol

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Derrick Williams tweeted that he felt like a "caged lion" as a rookie. Now he probably feels like a minnow. Apparently, he's become trade bait. The Timberwolves reportedly attempted to move Williams, the No. 2 overall pick last season. If so, that shows a remarkable lack of patience, even in..." June 30

  • Williams able to share some good news with family

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It was a pretty good day to be Derrick Williams Wednesday. Williams and fellow rookie teammate Ricky Rubio were named to the Rising Stars Challenge game over All-Star Weekend. Later that night, Williams got his second start -- against the Grizzlies -- with Kevin Love serving the second and..." February 09

  • Williams waiting for a chance to roar

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Derrick Williams tweeted a seven-word message Saturday night that didn't require too much effort reading between the lines. "Anybody ever felt like a caged lion?" the Timberwolves rookie wrote. Williams smiled when asked after Monday's practice if it's time for the lion to be released with..." February 07

  • Timberwolves' Love, Rubio, Williams rate high in survey by NBA GMs

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love is rated the NBA's best offensive rebounder and teammate Ricky Rubio is rated the NBA's third-best passer, according to a survey of the league's 30 general managers released today by The results for Love and Rubio were among several highlights..." January 18

  • Adelman seeks playing time for Williams

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman decided after consecutive home losses last week to Memphis and Cleveland that he simply needs to get rookie Derrick Williams more playing time. The question is: Just how will he do that every night? So far, Adelman is figuring out a way, given that he still..." January 11

  • Derrick Williams not upset Cavs didn't select him No. 1 overall in draft

    Akron Beacon Journal "Derrick Williams appeared at the NBA combine in May adamant he was the best player in the draft and deserved to be selected No. 1 overall. Eight months later, he's happy to be part of the Minnesota Timberwolves. "No. 1 and No. 2 are virtually the same," Williams said. "I think this draft was..." January 07

  • Young guns square off as Timberwolves' Derrick Williams takes on Cavs' Kyrie Irving

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Kyrie Irving has the burden of replacing the legacy LeBron James abandoned in Cleveland. Derrick Williams is merely trying to make the most of his opportunities behind two talented forwards - one an all-star, the other a former No. 2 draft pick himself. Though Williams admits he would like to..." January 06

  • Top picks Kyrie Irving, Derrick Williams reunite Friday

    Akron Beacon Journal "When the Cavaliers face the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at Target Center, rookies Kyrie Irving and Derrick Williams will be on the same court for the first time since the NCAA Tournament. That's the night Williams dazzled with a 32-point performance in Arizona's win over Irving's Duke Blue..." January 06

  • Wolves' Williams driven to be great

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The opening shot, in black and white, is of an empty outdoor basketball court, lined with palm trees, wet with rain. The camera moves toward the high school, then into the gym at La Mirada High School, and Derrick Williams is there. Cue the color, Williams' red T-shirt popping. Then his..." December 21

  • Derrick Williams ready to help community as well as Timberwolves

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Ryan Kelly had just placed his order inside Tam's Burgers, a popular fast-food outlet in La Mirada, Calif., when he noticed his best friend, Derrick Williams, was not standing in line behind him. Kelly and Williams, freshmen at La Mirada High School, had made plans earlier in the day to go to..." July 08

  • This much is clear: Williams is on his way

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Timberwolves selected Arizona forward Derrick Williams with the second pick in Thursday night's NBA draft and vowed to keep him. It was the most obvious, simple, sensible decision they could have made. After that? Hang on to your flying hat. Outfitted with the 20th pick as well..." June 24

  • Logical No. 2 pick gets lost in an ocean of franchise turmoil

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Congratulations, Timberwolves fans. Your team leads the league in intrigue. David Kahn's Wolves are masters of machination. This week they retained the title, by knockout, as the most interesting bad team in the world. Thursday night, the Wolves made the correct choice, using the second pick..." June 24

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