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NBA Barometer: Fit for the Kings

Shannon McKeown

Shannon McKeown

Shannon McKeown is the VP of Advertising Sales and Basketball Editor for He's a two-time FSWA finalist for Fantasy Basketball writer of the year. He also covers the Pistons and Tigers for the site.

Fit for the Kings

The Timberwolves opted to part ways with Derrick Williams this week, sending the 22-year-old forward to the Kings in a deal that brought back Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. Not exactly a king's ransom for a former No. 2 overall draft pick, eh?

Coming out of Arizona, Williams was one of the top prospects in the 2011 draft, garnering serious consideration to be the top overall selection. At the very least, Williams and Kyrie Irving, who went No. 1 overall that year, were considered the two best prospects in their draft class, leaps and bounds over the rest of the field.

Talent-wise, Williams received high grades across the board. He was one of the most efficient players in college during his final season as a Wildcat, scoring 1.16 points per possession while shooting nearly 60 percent from the floor, 57 percent from downtown and 75 percent from the charity stripe. While not considered a physical freak, Williams still graded out abov

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