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Derrick Williams

26-Year-Old    PF,SF    Cleveland Cavaliers

2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

6.1

REB

2.6

AST

0.6

STL

0.3

BLK

0.2

2016 NBA ROS Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Derrick Williams in 2016-17. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

HT: 6' 8"   WT: 240 lbs   DOB: 5/25/1991  College: Arizona   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #2 Overall in 2011   Show ContractHide Contract

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Derrick Williams Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the Cavaliers in March of 2017.

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Derrick Williams NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 20 MIN 66 21.5 8.8 4.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 41.2 69.7 1.2 1.2 3.5 2.1 26.8 3.1 7.5 2.1 3.0
2012-13 21 MIN 78 24.6 12.0 5.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.8 43.0 70.6 1.3 1.2 4.3 2.5 33.2 4.3 10.1 2.5 3.5
2013-14 22 MIN 11 14.7 4.9 2.4 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.2 35.2 87.5 0.5 0.3 2.1 1.4 13.3 1.7 4.9 1.3 1.5
2013-14 22 SAC 67 24.7 8.5 4.4 0.8 0.7 0.2 0.4 43.7 70.8 1.0 1.0 3.4 1.3 28.6 2.8 6.4 2.6 3.6
2013-14 22 MIN/SAC 78 23.3 8.0 4.1 0.7 0.6 0.3 0.3 42.7 71.8 1.0 0.9 3.2 1.3 26.3 2.6 6.2 2.4 3.3
2014-15 23 SAC 74 19.8 8.3 2.7 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.7 44.7 68.4 0.8 0.6 2.2 2.1 31.4 2.9 6.6 1.8 2.6
2015-16 24 NYK 80 17.9 9.3 3.7 0.9 0.4 0.1 0.6 45.0 75.8 0.8 0.6 3.1 1.9 29.3 3.2 7.1 2.4 3.2
2016-17 25 CLE 25 17.1 6.2 2.3 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.8 50.5 69.2 0.6 0.1 2.2 2.1 40.4 2.2 4.3 1.1 1.6
2016-17 25 MIA 25 15.1 5.9 2.9 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.4 39.4 62.0 0.6 0.6 2.3 1.8 20.0 2.2 5.5 1.2 2.0
2016-17 25 CLE/MIA 50 16.1 6.1 2.6 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.6 44.3 65.2 0.6 0.4 2.2 1.9 30.9 2.2 4.9 1.2 1.8
2016-17 Projections 26 MIA 78 19.5 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Derrick Williams

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Derrick Williams NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 9.2 4.4 1.2 0.8 0.0 0.2 0.8 53.3 100.0 0.4 0.2 1.0 1.2 66.7 1.6 3.0 0.4 0.4
Last 10 Games 10 7.7 2.9 0.9 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.5 57.9 100.0 0.4 0.1 0.8 0.8 62.5 1.1 1.9 0.2 0.2
Last 20 Games 20 11.4 3.8 1.6 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.6 47.4 71.4 0.5 0.2 1.4 1.4 40.7 1.4 2.9 0.5 0.7

 

2016-17 NBA Game Log   Derrick Williams
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
May 21 BOS 108-111 Did Not Play
May 19 @BOS 86-130 10 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
May 17 @BOS 104-117 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0
May 7 @TOR 102-109 Did Not Play
May 5 @TOR 94-115 3 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
May 3 TOR 125-103 Did Not Play
May 1 TOR 116-105 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Apr 23 @IND 102-106 Did Not Play
Apr 20 @IND 114-119 Did Not Play
Apr 17 IND 117-111 Did Not Play
Apr 15 IND 109-108 Did Not Play
Apr 12 TOR 83-98 27 10 4 3 0 0 0 3 8 2 2 2 3 0 4 0
Apr 10 @MIA 124-121 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Apr 9 @ATL 126-125 Did Not Play
Apr 7 ATL 100-114 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Apr 5 @BOS 91-114 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Apr 4 ORL 122-102 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Apr 2 IND 135-130 Did Not Play
Mar 31 PHI 122-105 11 5 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 2 1
Mar 30 @CHI 99-93 Did Not Play
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Mar 27 @SAS 103-74 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 1
Mar 25 WAS 115-127 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 24 @CHA 105-112 Did Not Play
Mar 22 @DEN 126-113 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Mar 19 @LAL 120-125 Did Not Play
Mar 18 @LAC 108-78 24 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 2 0 4 3
Mar 16 UTA 91-83 Did Not Play
Mar 14 DET 128-96 21 13 0 1 0 0 0 4 8 2 4 3 5 0 0 2
Mar 12 @HOU 117-112 10 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 2
Mar 11 @ORL 104-116 16 5 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 2 0 2 0 4 2
Mar 9 @DET 106-101 8 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
Mar 6 MIA 98-106 19 3 4 1 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 2 1 3 1
Mar 4 @MIA 120-92 29 10 6 0 0 0 3 2 5 5 6 1 2 1 5 2
Mar 3 @ATL 130-135 18 9 1 1 1 1 1 3 5 0 0 3 4 0 1 1
Mar 1 @BOS 103-99 31 13 3 0 1 1 2 5 10 1 2 2 5 0 3 2
Feb 27 MIL 102-95 27 14 7 0 0 0 2 5 7 2 2 2 4 1 6 2
Feb 25 CHI 99-117 23 8 4 2 0 0 0 3 7 2 4 0 2 0 4 0
Feb 23 NYK 119-104 27 10 1 2 1 0 0 4 8 0 0 2 5 0 1 1
Feb 15 IND 113-104 27 7 5 2 0 0 0 2 7 1 2 2 5 0 5 0
Feb 14 @MIN 108-116 23 13 6 0 1 0 0 5 7 3 5 0 1 0 6 3
Feb 11 DEN 125-109 21 7 1 0 0 0 1 2 3 2 2 1 2 0 1 0
Feb 9 @OKC 118-109 22 12 0 1 0 0 1 3 3 6 8 0 0 0 0 3
Feb 4 PHI 125-102 8 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Feb 1 ATL 116-93 Did Not Play
Jan 30 BKN 104-96 Did Not Play
Jan 28 DET 116-103 Did Not Play
Jan 27 @CHI 88-100 Did Not Play
Jan 25 @BKN 106-109 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 23 GSW 105-102 Did Not Play
Jan 21 MIL 109-97 Did Not Play
Jan 19 DAL 99-95 Did Not Play
Jan 17 HOU 109-103 Did Not Play
Jan 13 @MIL 116-108 7 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 2
Jan 10 @GSW 107-95 Did Not Play
Jan 8 @LAC 98-86 21 2 3 2 1 0 2 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 3 4
Jan 6 @LAL 127-100 15 6 6 2 0 1 0 1 7 4 6 0 3 1 5 3
Jan 4 @SAC 102-107 Did Not Play
Jan 3 @PHO 99-90 24 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 7 3 4 0 1 2 2 3
Jan 1 DET 98-107 13 10 6 2 0 0 0 4 6 1 2 1 2 0 6 1
Dec 30 @BOS 117-114 Did Not Play
Dec 29 @CHA 91-82 Did Not Play
Dec 27 OKC 94-106 15 9 2 0 1 0 1 4 4 0 0 1 1 0 2 0
Dec 23 @NOP 91-87 8 5 5 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 5 0
Dec 22 LAL 115-107 Did Not Play
Dec 20 ORL 130-136 Did Not Play
Dec 18 BOS 95-105 Did Not Play
Dec 16 LAC 98-102 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 1
Dec 14 IND 95-89 Did Not Play
Dec 12 WAS 112-101 Did Not Play
Dec 10 @CHI 105-100 25 10 8 1 0 0 1 3 9 4 6 0 1 3 5 0
Dec 9 @CLE 114-84 31 17 2 1 2 0 0 6 11 5 7 0 2 1 1 2
Dec 7 @ATL 103-95 20 3 5 0 0 2 3 1 5 1 2 0 3 0 5 2
Dec 6 NYK 103-114 15 5 3 0 1 0 1 1 5 3 4 0 2 0 3 4
Dec 3 @POR 99-92 Did Not Play
Dec 1 @UTA 110-111 Did Not Play
Nov 30 @DEN 98-106 Did Not Play
Nov 28 BOS 104-112 21 9 4 0 0 0 0 3 9 3 6 0 3 0 4 1
Nov 26 MEM 107-110 16 13 2 0 0 1 0 5 9 2 2 1 5 1 1 1
Nov 25 @MEM 81-90 14 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Nov 23 @DET 107-84 12 5 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 1 2 0 2 1 1 1
Nov 21 @PHI 101-94 19 7 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 2 4 1 2 1 0 0
Nov 19 @WAS 111-114 17 12 5 0 0 0 1 5 9 0 0 2 4 2 3 1
Nov 17 MIL 96-73 15 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 1 2 0 1
Nov 15 ATL 90-93 18 6 1 1 1 0 0 3 8 0 0 0 2 0 1 3
Nov 14 @SAS 94-90 16 5 1 0 1 0 1 2 6 1 2 0 2 0 1 1
Nov 12 UTA 91-102 20 11 4 1 0 1 0 5 8 0 2 1 2 1 3 0
Nov 10 CHI 95-98 Did Not Play
Nov 7 @OKC 97-85 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Nov 4 @TOR 96-87 Did Not Play
Nov 1 SAC 108-96 Did Not Play
Oct 30 SAS 99-106 Did Not Play
Oct 28 CHA 91-97 Did Not Play
Oct 26 @ORL 96-108 Did Not Play
Derrick Williams Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Derrick Williams – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#5 Power Forward
Also Listed As:  #7 Small Forward

1.  Kevin Love

2.  LeBron James

3.  Richard Jefferson

4.  Channing Frye

5.  Derrick Williams

6.  James Jones

7.  Tristan Thompson

Cleveland Cavaliers

True Shooting Percentage

53.7%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Derrick Williams has a true shooting percentage of 53.7%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2016-17

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What Is True Shooting Percentage?

True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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Derrick Williams NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 20 MIN 66 36.0 14.8 7.9 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.9 41.2 69.7 2.0 2.0 5.9 3.5 26.8 5.2 12.6 3.5 5.0
2012-13 21 MIN 78 36.0 17.5 8.1 0.9 0.8 0.7 1.2 43.0 70.6 1.9 1.8 6.3 3.7 33.2 6.4 14.8 3.6 5.1
2013-14 22 MIN 11 36.0 12.0 5.8 0.2 0.9 0.9 0.4 35.2 87.5 1.3 0.7 5.1 3.3 13.3 4.2 12.0 3.1 3.6
2013-14 22 SAC 67 36.0 12.4 6.4 1.2 1.0 0.3 0.5 43.7 70.8 1.5 1.5 5.0 1.8 28.6 4.1 9.3 3.7 5.3
2013-14 22 MIN/SAC 78 36.0 12.3 6.4 1.1 0.9 0.4 0.5 42.7 71.8 1.5 1.4 5.0 2.0 26.3 4.1 9.5 3.7 5.1
2014-15 23 SAC 74 36.0 15.2 5.0 1.2 0.8 0.1 1.2 44.7 68.4 1.4 1.0 4.0 3.8 31.4 5.3 11.9 3.3 4.8
2015-16 24 NYK 80 36.0 18.7 7.4 1.9 0.7 0.2 1.1 45.0 75.8 1.5 1.2 6.2 3.8 29.3 6.4 14.2 4.9 6.4
2016-17 25 CLE 25 36.0 13.2 4.8 1.2 0.4 0.3 1.8 50.5 69.2 1.2 0.3 4.6 4.4 40.4 4.6 9.0 2.3 3.3
2016-17 25 MIA 25 36.0 14.1 7.0 1.3 0.9 0.5 0.9 39.4 62.0 1.3 1.5 5.4 4.3 20.0 5.2 13.1 3.0 4.8
2016-17 25 CLE/MIA 50 36.0 13.6 5.8 1.3 0.6 0.4 1.3 44.3 65.2 1.3 0.9 5.0 4.3 30.9 4.8 10.9 2.6 4.0
2016-17 Projections 26 MIA 78 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Derrick Williams

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Derrick Williams NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 20 MIN 66 1418 583 311 38 30 31 37 41.2 69.7 77 77 234 138 26.8 205 498 136 195
2012-13 21 MIN 78 1916 933 430 46 44 37 65 43.0 70.6 101 96 334 196 33.2 338 786 192 272
2013-14 22 MIN 11 162 54 26 1 4 4 2 35.2 87.5 6 3 23 15 13.3 19 54 14 16
2013-14 22 SAC 67 1658 570 297 55 44 16 24 43.7 70.8 70 68 229 84 28.6 187 428 172 243
2013-14 22 MIN/SAC 78 1820 624 323 56 48 20 26 42.7 71.8 76 71 252 99 26.3 206 482 186 259
2014-15 23 SAC 74 1462 617 202 50 34 4 49 44.7 68.4 56 41 161 156 31.4 217 485 134 196
2015-16 24 NYK 80 1435 746 296 75 29 9 44 45.0 75.8 61 47 249 150 29.3 254 565 194 256
2016-17 25 CLE 25 427 156 57 14 5 3 21 50.5 69.2 14 3 54 52 40.4 54 107 27 39
2016-17 25 MIA 25 377 148 73 14 9 5 9 39.4 62.0 14 16 57 45 20.0 54 137 31 50
2016-17 25 CLE/MIA 50 804 304 130 28 14 8 30 44.3 65.2 28 19 111 97 30.9 108 244 58 89
2016-17 Projections 26 MIA 78 1521 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Derrick Williams

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Derrick Williams NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2011-12 20 MIN 66 21.5 49.9 44.9 5.4 11.0 0.5 8.5
2012-13 21 MIN 78 24.6 51.5 47.1 4.4 9.6 0.5 11.0
2013-14 22 MIN 11 14.7 44.2 37.0 1.5 8.8 0.2 4.2
2013-14 22 SAC 67 24.7 53.3 46.5 8.3 10.6 0.8 9.0
2013-14 22 MIN/SAC 78 23.3 52.4 45.4 7.7 10.4 0.7 8.3
2014-15 23 SAC 74 19.8 54.0 49.8 7.4 8.3 0.9 7.0
2015-16 24 NYK 80 17.9 55.0 48.8 9.2 7.5 1.2 9.0
2016-17 25 CLE 25 17.1 62.8 60.3 9.2 9.2 1.0 6.2
2016-17 25 MIA 25 15.1 46.5 42.7 7.5 7.5 1.0 5.3
2016-17 25 CLE/MIA 50 16.1 53.7 50.4 8.3 8.3 1.0 5.8
2016-17 Projections 26 MIA 78 19.5 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Derrick Williams

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Derrick Williams: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Coach Tyronn Lue said that Williams (quad) should be able to play Saturday against the Clippers, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.

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Williams will miss Thursday's game against the Jazz due to a right quad contusion, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.

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Williams provided 13 points (4-8 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT) and one assist across 21 minutes in a 128-96 win over the Pistons on Tuesday.

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Williams posted 13 points (5-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, one steal and one block across 31 minutes in Wednesday's 103-99 loss to the Celtics.

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Williams managed eight points (3-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), four rebounds and two assists over 23 minutes in Saturday's 117-99 loss to the Bulls.

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Williams will sign a second 10-day contract with the Cavaliers prior to Wednesday's practice, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.

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Williams' 10-day contract with the Cavaliers expired, and the team has yet to make a decision on his future with the team, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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Williams supplied seven points (2-7 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds and two assists across 27 minutes in a 113-104 win over the Pacers on Wednesday.

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Williams scored 12 points (3-3 FG, 6-8 FT) to go with one assist across 22 minutes Thursday during a 118-109 loss to the Thunder.

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Williams will make his Cavaliers debut Thursday against the Thunder, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.

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Williams is set to sign a 10-day contract with the Cavaliers on Thursday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Williams was released by the Heat on Monday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

There was no outlook written for Derrick Williams.

2015-16

Signed to a two-year, $10 million contract this offseason, Williams averaged 8.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.7 three-pointers in 20 minutes per game across 74 appearances for the Kings last season. While those subpar numbers reflect Williams' decline since being drafted No. 2 overall in 2011, Williams spent 35 percent of his minutes last season at small forward, a high-mark for his four-year career. That shift hurt Williams' rebounding numbers and forced him to play further away from the basket than he's suited for offensively. An underwhelming outside shooter, Williams figures to play both forward positions for the Knicks, where his open court athleticism should encourage them to push the tempo more often this season. Still just 24 years old, Williams will have the opportunity to carve out a solid role on New York's roster, but fantasy owners outside the deepest of leagues should probably steer clear of an offensively limited player that has trended down in recent seasons.

2014-15

Early last season, Williams was dealt from the Wolves to the Kings in exchange for swingman Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. While he was freed from a bad situation in Minnesota, Williams struggled to find his niche with the Kings. In 67 games, he averaged 8.5 points and 4.4 rebounds in 25 minutes. While his field goal percentage (44%) jumped more than eight points after the trade, it was still well below the desirable level for a forward who spends much of his time in the paint. He also continued to struggle from beyond the arc, shooting just 29 percent after converting at a horrendous 13-percent clip with the Timberwolves. On the positive side, Williams is still just 23 years old and appears to be in position for another season of consistent playing time. The California native projects as the backup to Rudy Gay at small forward and should see his fair share of minutes at power forward, as well. In two-plus seasons with Minnesota, Williams played 78 percent of his minutes at power forward. In Sacramento, that number dwindled to 61 percent.

2013-14

Williams followed up a less than desirable rookie season in 2011-12 with a decent season during 2012-13. He averaged 12.0 points and 5.5 rebounds, but never took over the kind of substantial role you would expect from a No. 2 overall draft pick even with the Timberwolves suffering a rash of injuries. He saw modest improvement form last year's number but did increase his three-point shooting percentage to 33.2 percent from 26.8 percent the previous season. Part of the issue may be that he's always been an odd fit on Minnesota's roster as his size (6-9, 250) is more fitting of a power forward, but with Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic on the roster, Minnesota has wanted him to play small forward. To that end, Williams worked hard during the offseason to lose some weight to better adapt to the small forward position. With Chase Budinger out indefinitely after knee surgery, Williams has more of a chance at significant playing time at small forward. He likely needs a strong preseason as the T-Wolves have until Oct. 31 to make a decision on a $6.3 million option for the 2014-15 season. Normally, extending a rookie contract to a fourth year for a No. 2 overall pick is a no-brainer. However, that the T-Wolves have to think about the decision shows his status on the roster may be precarious. He's a candidate to be traded at some point during the season if he doesn't take a big leap as a result.

2012-13

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 draft had a disappointing rookie season by averaging just 8.8 ppg and 4.7 rpg and made just 26.8 percent of this three-point shots. Part of the problem was that Williams struggled to find minutes (he played just 21.5 mpg) as he was often out of position. At 6-9 and 250 pounds, Williams is more suited to play power forward. However, the T-Wolves are set at power forward with Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic. At small forward, Williams struggled with his defense on quicker players. And no player on the T-Wolves saw their game drop off more after Ricky Rubio went down with an injury. He was shooting 45.1 percent from the field before Rubio hurt his knee, as Rubio often found Williams for easy layups and alley-oops. Williams shot just 36 percent from the field the rest of the season. His playing out of position led his name to be mentioned in trade talks in the offseason. And he didn't exactly seem to inspire the organization's confidence when Minnesota acquired Andrei Kirilenko and Chase Budinger, which could make it even tougher for Williams to find minutes at either forward spot. Still, Williams has a promising mix of size and strength to play power forward, but also handles the ball well enough along with an outside game to be an offensive threat at small forward. He's talented and young enough to find a regular role with Minnesota or elsewhere.

2011-12

The second overall pick in the 2011 draft put together a great season for the Arizona Wildcats, finishing with averages of 19.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.1 threes while shooting 59.5 percent from the floor and 56.8 percent from downtown. He has the size and strength to play the four but also handles the ball and has an outside game good enough to see significant time at the three. Head coach Rick Adelman said he'll focus on Williams playing power forward initially. He should emerge with a large role in the offense and could even become the focal point, but he may be brought along slowly off the bench.