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Derrick Williams | Forward

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 240
College: Arizona
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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. Nov 2 - 11:11 PM

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Derrick Williams scored nine points with two rebounds and one steal in 18 minutes against the Hawks on Thursday.

He put up 24 points in the opener thanks to garbage time and finally went back to where he should be going forward. Williams does look to be in the best position he's been in for his career, but he's still not worth owning in most leagues while the Knicks are healthy.
Oct 29 - 11:54 PM

Derrick Williams wants the Knicks second unit to be the best second unit in the league.

The Knicks second unit scored 73 of the team's 122 points in Wednesday's blowout win and Williams added 24 points, seven rebounds, one assist, and one block in 21 minutes. "We have a lot of guys that can play," said reserve Derrick Williams, who scored a game-high 24 points. "Our goal this year is to be the best second unit out there." Williams is worth a flier in standard fantasy leagues, but his upside is limited playing behind Kristaps Porzingis.
Source: ESPN N.Y.
Oct 29 - 10:05 AM

Derrick Williams (illness) looked great in the Knicks' blowout road win, coming off the bench for 24 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one block in only 21 minutes of action.

D-Will hit 8-of-17 from the field and 7-of-9 at the stripe, and he's out to prove that his strong preseason wasn't a fluke. Kristaps Porzingis also played well tonight and the rookie will start at PF for the foreseeable future, but Williams' strong bench play has at least earned him a look as a waiver-wire option.
Oct 29 - 12:37 AM

Derrick Williams (illness) did not practice on Monday.

Williams has been impressive (by his standards) this season, but he's still only worth a look in deep fantasy formats.
Oct 19 - 1:14 PM

Derrick Williams played well against the Hornets on Saturday with 14 points, five rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 19 minutes.

That's four really good games in a row for Williams. The problem for him is that Carmelo Anthony plays the same position as small forward and a stretch-ish four. Williams is only worth a look in deep leagues.
Oct 17 - 9:24 PM

Derrick Williams had yet another big game in the preseason on Friday during a 101-95 win over the Celtics, scoring 19 points with five rebounds, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers

Derrick is helping coach Derek quite a bit this month. The Knicks are undefeated in the preseason thanks to Williams dropping 17.3 points per game on a pristine 69.3 true shooting percentage in the preseason. Williams did buddy-buddy with president Phil Jackson in Summer League, but he's still not someone to draft in most leagues. If you want to take a flier on a Knick late in a deep league, Kyle O'Quinn is probably your guy.
Oct 17 - 12:05 AM

Derrick Williams made 8-of-12 from the field for 21 points against the 76ers on Monday, adding three rebounds, one assist, one steal, two 3-pointers and six turnovers.

He scored 23 on Friday and is rolling with his new team. Williams sat next to Phil Jackson for a lot of Summer League action to help him learn the system and he's going to be in the rotation. However, his body of work makes it tough to target him in any league.
Oct 12 - 10:48 PM

Derrick Williams is still learning the Knicks offense.

"He’s still learning offensively where he should be," Coach Derek Fisher said. Added Williams, "It’s just learning all the spots. Just being out there on the court." We'll need to see a lot more on a consistent basis before Williams really catches our attention in any form.
Oct 12 - 11:10 AM

Derrick Williams scored 23 points off the bench in Friday's preseason game against the Wizards, hitting 7-of-11 shots (9-of-9 FTs) with four rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes.

Williams does something like this every once in a while but his terrible defense, apathetic rebounding, and lack of basketball IQ will drive Derek Fisher up a wall. Until he proves himself in real action there is an abundance of film that shows he can't be relied on in fantasy leagues.
Oct 9 - 9:29 PM

Phil Jackson believes Derrick Williams has "considerable upside."

"He runs, finishes in early-offense situations and has the strength to finish in a crowd when he attacks the rim from the wing," Jackson said. "He's working on his 3-point shooting and his intermediate game. I also think he can play power forward against certain opponents." Jackson also pointed to a failure in Williams' player development as a major reason he hasn't reached his potential. While that might be true, it's hard to see Williams suddenly blossoming into a completely new player at this stage of his career.
Source: ESPN
Aug 24 - 1:09 PM

Kings' head coach George Karl said Derrick Williams could be a nice fit in the triangle offense.

"Derrick is a young player — people don’t understand he’s 24,’’ Karl said of Williams. "I think he has a tremendous upside of learning. I think he’s caught between a 4 and a 3, but the triangle can be good for him. He has explosive athletic talent. He’s big, strong, can run and score. We liked him. We would’ve liked him back on our roster.’’ Karl added that the Kings wanted to retain Williams, but the Knicks offer of two-years, $10 million was simply too rich for their blood. Williams is extremely athletic, but in his four years in the league, he's never really been able to emerge as a viable asset in standard leagues.
Jul 16 - 3:59 PM

Derrick Williams officially signed with the Knicks on Thursday.

Williams is very athletic, but he's just never really been able to show up on the stat sheet in a meaningful way. He'll have the opportunity to earn a steady role with the Knicks, but he won't be worth drafting in standard leagues.
Jul 9 - 3:45 PM

The Knicks have reportedly come to an agreement with Derrick Williams on a two-year, $10 million deal.

The Knicks are grasping at straws hoping that Williams can contribute meaningfully at the NBA level. Outside of dunks and the occasional 3-pointer, Williams struggles across the board at every other aspect of the game. Even if he was granted significant minutes in New York, he should not be on the radar in standard leagues.
Jul 3 - 10:48 PM

The Knicks are meeting with unrestricted free agent Derrick Williams on Friday.

The Knicks still have $8 million let to spend and they could use another forward. Williams played both forward spots for the Kings last season and would likely be in a similar role. The Rockets, Lakers and Heat could look at Williams, as well.
Jul 3 - 11:54 AM

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