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Derrick Williams | Forward | #6

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 245
College: Arizona
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (2) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Derrick Williams made his Lakers' debut on Wednesday with two points and one rebound in eight minutes off the bench.
The Lakers added Williams to a 10-day contract on Mar. 9, but he hadn't seen any action previously -- he was in the rotation tonight because Kyle Kuzma (ankle) was unavailable. Suffice to say, you can ignore him. Mar 15 - 1:43 AM

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The Lakers plan to sign Derrick Williams to a 10-day contract, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

Williams split time between the Heat and Cavs in 2016-17. However, he was unable to find a team willing to sign him last summer and played in China. He will only see spot minutes in L.A. and should be left on waivers in all fantasy formats.
Mar 9 - 8:16 AM

Derrick Williams has signed a deal in China with Tianjin Golden Lions.

Well, that's certainly a step down from the Cavaliers. Williams is only 26 years old, but he will need to put up some superhuman numbers in China to get any attention from NBA teams.
Source: Sportando
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 09:55:00 AM

Derrick Williams will be in rotation for the Cavs in Game 4 on Friday, according to Brian Windhorst of

He's no Ruben "Kobe Stopper" Patterson, but the Cavs may look to get another defender on Kevin Durant. Williams hasn't played in the first half at all in these playoffs, but he has played 35 minutes in the second half due mostly to garbage time. Desperate times.
Fri, Jun 9, 2017 06:31:00 PM

Derrick Williams (right quad contusion) returned to action on Saturday vs. the Clippers and scored two points with four rebounds in 24 minutes.

He got some extra burn tonight with the Cavs resting their studs, but Williams is only looking at a handful of minutes at best on Sunday vs. the Lakers. Leave him on the wire.
Sat, Mar 18, 2017 11:11:00 PM

Derrick Williams (right quad contusion) will play on Saturday vs. the Clippers.

This is good news for a Cleveland team that is missing LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and Kyle Korver tonight. Williams should be busy off the bench tonight, but he will likely be irrelevant again on Sunday vs. the Lakers with the "big three" likely returning.
Sat, Mar 18, 2017 07:25:00 PM

Coach Ty Lue said that Derrick Williams (right quad contusion) should be able to play Saturday vs. the Clippers.

Even once he is 100 percent healthy, Williams' playing time will be significantly reduced with Kevin Love now back in the lineup. Williams can be left on waivers.
Fri, Mar 17, 2017 09:44:00 AM

Derrick Williams (quad) will not play on Thursday against the Jazz.

He has a right quad contusion and is likely day-to-day. Williams was going to lose most of his playing time with Kevin Love back. Maybe Channing Frye can get minutes close to 20 tonight.
Thu, Mar 16, 2017 06:34:00 PM

Derrick Williams had 13 points, three rebounds, one assist, one block and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 103-99 loss in Boston.

The Cavs plan to sign Williams for the rest of the season once his second 10-day deal expires on Saturday, and the recent arrival of Deron Williams ensures that we can't refer to 'D-Will' without being confusing. Derrick gives Cleveland welcome depth until Kevin Love returns, but he's typically a non-factor in 12-team leagues -- he got more burn tonight with Channing Frye struggling mightily as the starting PF.
Thu, Mar 2, 2017 12:29:00 AM

Derrick Williams posted 14 points in 27 minutes off the bench in Monday's 102-95 victory against the Bucks.

Williams was very efficient from the floor, connecting of five of his seven field goal attempts, including two of his four tries from 3-pointer land. He added seven rebounds in 27 minutes, too. His 14 points was his second-highest total of the year, with his best performance of 17 points coming against the Cavs when he was a member of the Heat earlier this season.
Mon, Feb 27, 2017 10:03:00 PM

Derrick Williams has officially signed his second 10-day contract with the Cavs.

Williams will likely be signed for the rest of the season after this second 10-day contract expires, but even with Kevin Love (knee) out, he has very little fantasy value in most leagues.
Wed, Feb 22, 2017 02:09:00 PM

Derrick Williams will reportedly sign a second 10-day contract with the Cavs on Wednesday.

All indications are the Cavs intend to sign Williams for the rest of the season once that second 10-day contract expires, and while he'll provide Cleveland with some solid depth at the power forward spot, he won't be on the court enough to make a difference in most leagues.
Wed, Feb 22, 2017 10:57:00 AM

The Cavs are expected to sign Derrick Williams to a second 10-day contract on Saturday, and then sign him for the remainder of the season after that contract ends.

According to beat writer Joe Vardon, "the Cavs think Williams will be their seventh or eighth man against the Warriors in the Finals." The reason they will sign him to a second 10-day deal is to maintain roster flexibility through the trade deadline, should something unexpected arise. Williams will be tough to trust from a fantasy standpoint, as his production will likely be inconsistent and unpredictable over the final two months of the regular season.
Fri, Feb 17, 2017 12:26:00 PM

Derrick Williams played 23 minutes and hit 5-of-7 shots for 13 points, six rebounds and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Wolves.

Channing Frye is the obvious winner in the Kevin-Love-knee-surgery sweepstakes, but it's possible that Williams could have some shining moments as well. But he scored just seven points with one rebound on Saturday and had 12 points and zero rebounds in the game before that one, so it's too early to get excited about D-Will. Just keep an eye on him.
Tue, Feb 14, 2017 11:13:00 PM

LeBron James said he wants Derrick Williams to remain in Cleveland for the rest of the season.

"We hope that this is a long-term thing," James said of Williams. "Obviously, we know that he's on a 10-day contract, but we believe it's going to be long-term." Williams is averaging 9.5 points on 83.3 percent shooting in his first two games with the Cavs and is benefitting from playing next to a strong supporting cast. He's playing 21.5 minutes per game so far, so he's just someone to monitor in deeper leagues for now.
Source: ESPN
Sun, Feb 12, 2017 09:45:00 AM

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