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Derrick Williams | Forward | #23

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 240
College: Arizona
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (2) / MIN
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Derrick Williams was quiet in 13 minutes on Sunday, scoring six points (1-of-4 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs) with three rebounds and one turnover.
Williams didn't have any assists, steals or blocks, and failed to capitalize on the absence of Lance Thomas (concussion). He's only worth a look if Carmelo Anthony misses extended time, and even then there are no guarantees -- New York started Langston Galloway in a small lineup the last time Melo was out. Feb 7 - 4:31 PM

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Derrick Williams scored 11 points off the bench on Sunday vs. the Warriors, adding six boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

He shot just 4-of-12 from the field, but he took advantage of some extra minutes with Kristaps Porzingis in foul trouble. Williams is a decent handcuff for Carmelo Anthony's owners because his knee is a concern, but for now he is only worth owning in deeper leagues.
Jan 31 - 10:42 PM

Derrick Williams was a major disappointment on Thursday vs. the Raptors, scoring just six points with five boards, two assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

He shot just 3-of-12 from the field and missed all three of his 3-point attempts, and this was especially frustrating because the Knicks were missing Carmelo Anthony (knee) and Kristaps Porzingis (illness). Williams did score 19 points in each of his last two games, so feel free to give him another chance since Melo could miss more time. As you saw on Thursday, he will still be hard to trust on a nightly basis.
Jan 28 - 11:31 PM

Derrick Williams came off the bench and had 19 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, a steal and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes of Tuesday's overtime loss.

Williams hit 7-of-15 shots and while he didn't get the start for Carmelo Anthony (out with a knee injury), he did outplay new starter Lance Thomas. Any time Melo's in street clothes for the Knicks, Williams is probably worth putting into a fantasy lineup.
Jan 26 - 11:29 PM

Derrick Williams scored 19 points with 14 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday.

Garbage time was a factor with 10 points in the fourth quarter. He's stepped up nicely whenever he's given a chance, but Lance Thomas (knee) should be back against the Thunder for the next one. Carmelo Anthony (knee) does have a small injury, so that would definitely help D-Will. He's only worth adding if you have something to drop you won't miss at all.
Jan 23 - 9:59 PM

Derrick Williams finished Wednesday's OT victory with 18 points and six rebounds in 28 minutes off the Knicks' bench, adding one 3-pointer and one assist.

Williams usually has big games when Carmelo Anthony is out, but tonight he took advantage of the absence of Lance Thomas (knee). He played 15 minutes on Monday and his role is too mercurial to own him in typical leagues.
Jan 20 - 11:51 PM

Derrick Williams scored 13 points with four rebounds, one assist and two steals in 26 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

It wasn't as nice as the 31-point game from Wednesday, but it was still a solid effort from a guy who was out of the rotation at times last season. With Carmelo Anthony (ankle) possibly back for the next on Monday, Williams doesn't even have much value in the short term.
Jan 16 - 11:56 PM

Derrick Williams tied his career-high with 31 points vs. the Nets on Wednesday, hitting 11-of-17 field goals and 9-of-11 free throws to go along with seven rebounds and two steals.

Williams maximized his opportunities with Carmelo Anthony (ankle) unavailable tonight, doing his damage in 32 minutes of action. New York ranks last in the league for fastbreak points (8.6) and the script didn't change tonight, but they did pound the ball inside to rack up 52 points in the paint, 16 of which came from Williams. D-Will is playing well lately but he lacks the versatility necessary to be more than a points and rebounds guy.
Jan 13 - 11:41 PM

Derrick Williams came off the bench to play 29 minutes and finish with 15 points and 10 rebounds on 5-of-11 shooting.

Carmelo Anthony left early with a sprained ankle, and it now looks like Williams, and not Lance Thomas, would benefit the most if Melo is going to miss time. Thomas hit just 1-of-6 shots for seven points and four boards in 23 minutes, while Williams has quietly been playing well in limited run over the last 10 days. X-rays were negative on Melo's ankle, so picking up a guy like Mirza Teletovic may make more sense than taking a flier on a Knick in hopes that Melo misses more time.
Jan 13 - 12:00 AM

Derrick Williams came off the bench to hit 3-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for 15 points, four rebounds and one assists on Tuesday.

Williams had scored just six points in each of his previous two games, but was playing better before that. And with Lance Thomas on a downhill slide, Williams might be a better player to own at this point.
Jan 5 - 11:48 PM

Derrick Williams played just 17 minutes, but hit 5-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer to score 18 points in Tuesday's win over the Pistons.

Williams added four rebounds and an assist, and has somehow scored in double figures in four straight games, despite playing just limited minutes. His 18 points were the most he's scored this season since blowing up for 25 points on opening night. He's averaging 11.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and is shooting 50 percent over his last five games, but is getting just 19 minutes a night. You have to think he'll cool off soon, unless he starts getting more minutes.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 10:25:00 PM

Playing 21 minutes off the Knicks' bench on Wednesday, Derrick Williams posted 11 points, three boards, one assist and two blocks, making 2-of-6 FGs and 7-of-7 FTs.

Williams has carved out a steady 10-15 minute niche off the bench, but his role expanded tonight with Carmelo Anthony and Kyle O'Quinn both nursing ankle injuries. He's grabbed more than five rebounds just three times all season, and contributes precious few defensive stats, so he's not worth considering in most leagues.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 11:11:00 PM

Derrick Williams scored 17 points against the 76ers during a blowout win on Friday with three rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes.

This was a garbage-time special tonight. Williams was only playing 13.5 minutes per game in his previous outings this month, so he'll need a frontcourt injury to get on the radar in most leagues.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 09:58:00 PM

Derrick Williams said that he hasn't talked with Knicks head coach Derek Fisher about his low minutes.

"I haven’t talked to [Fisher] about it,’’ Williams said. "It’s his choice. I can’t really argue with the coach’s decisions, minutes and things like that. It comes from the coaching staff. I try whenever I’m in the game, I try to make an impact. That’s the only thing I can do.’’ Williams has averaged just 13.2 minutes per game over his last five, and he played just six minutes in his return to Sacramento on Friday. Until his role changes, Williams won't be a fantasy option in almost any league.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 09:39:00 AM

Derrick Williams managed just six points on 3-of-7 shooting with two rebounds and one block on Monday against the Spurs.

This is the Derrick Williams that has cable. Don't be the person that picks up the Derrick Williams that has cable.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 11:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jose Calderon
2Jerian Grant
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Langston Galloway
3Sasha Vujacic
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Lance Thomas
3Thanasis Antetokounmpo
4Cleanthony Early
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Derrick Williams
C1Robin Lopez
2Kyle O'Quinn
3Kevin Seraphin
4Lou Amundson