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Derrick Williams | Forward | #3

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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 (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. Mar 18 - 11:11 PM

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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.
Mar 18 - 7:25 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.
Mar 17 - 9:44 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.
Mar 16 - 6:34 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.
Mar 2 - 12:29 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.
Feb 27 - 10:03 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.
Feb 22 - 2:09 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.
Feb 22 - 10:57 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.
Feb 17 - 12:26 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.
Feb 14 - 11:13 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
Feb 12 - 9:45 AM

Derrick Williams has a "strong chance" to remain with the Cavs for the entirety of the 2016-17 season, according to Cleveland beat writer Joe Vardon.

Williams, who just signed a 10-day contract, played well in his Cavs debut on Thursday night, scoring 12 points in 22 minutes. However, it is unlikely Williams will be able to make a fantasy impact, especially once DeAndre Liggins (tooth) and Iman Shumpert (sprained left ankle) return to the lineup. Williams could see extended run on nights LeBron James is rested. Williams can be left on the waiver wire for now.
Feb 10 - 11:36 AM

Derrick Williams played 22 minutes and hit 3-of-3 shots and 6-of-8 free throws, finishing with 12 points and one assist in his debut with the Cavaliers on Thursday.

He's on a 10-day contract and could have some big games for the Cavs on nights when LeBron James is getting a rest. But despite tonight's promising start, it's hard to imagine Williams having consistent fantasy value. He was helped by the absence of DeAndre Liggins (tooth) tonight.
Feb 9 - 10:57 PM

Derrick Williams will be available to play against the Thunder on Thursday.

He could be looking at decent minutes on the same day he signed his 10-day deal. Williams does have a respectable 20.5 usage rate on the year and he could have an opportunity to top that with the Cavs possibly resting players. Of course, there's always a lot of risk to use a guy on the first day of his 10-day deal.
Feb 9 - 5:18 PM

Derrick Williams will "probably" play on Thursday vs. the Thunder.

We're still waiting to hear if Williams has officially signed his 10-day deal with the Cavs. With LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love all iffy for tonight's game for rest purposes, the Cavs need all the help they can get and Williams could see action right away. We should know more soon.
Feb 9 - 1:30 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2DeAndre Liggins
3Deron Williams
4Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Kyle Korver
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3James Jones
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
3Derrick Williams
C1Tristan Thompson
2Larry Sanders