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Derrick Williams | Forward

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 240
College: Arizona
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Derrick Williams started for injured Rudy Gay (knee) in the Kings' 95-83 home loss to the Heat, scoring 10 points on 5-of-11 shooting with six rebounds and one steal in 33 minutes.
Williams is a traffic cone on defense, doesn't offer anything on offense, and his fantasy game is the pits. Other than that the Kings are showcasing him as an expiring contract and symbol of their high-pace, position-less basketball marketing campaign. Jan 17 - 2:50 AM

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Derrick Williams will start in place of Rudy Gay (knee) on Friday against the Heat.

Omri Casspi is making his return to the lineup after missing two weeks, so the Kings will ease him in. Williams will likely have 30 minutes of playing time headed his way, so he's worth a look as a spot start.
Jan 16 - 9:57 PM

Derrick Williams is considered as the favorite to start on Friday.

Omri Casspi has missed over two weeks with a knee injury, so the Kings will likely want to take it easy on him. Williams is a very interesting player to use in daily leagues tonight. Of course, he's wildly inconsistent.
Jan 16 - 5:56 PM

Derrick Williams took over at SF after Rudy Gay strained his knee on Tuesday, finishing an overtime defeat vs. Dallas with 12 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals in 36 minutes.

He didn't turn the ball over and should be a nice source of value if Gay misses more games -- he's scheduled for a precautionary MRI, so stay tuned for updates before cutting anyone of value to claim Williams off the waiver wire.
Jan 14 - 12:58 AM

Derrick Williams shifted back to the Kings' bench during Sunday's game, which he finished with 12 points (5-of-9 FGs, 2-of-4 FTs), two rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes.

The Kings' PF spot is a fantasy bog, with Williams fighting for minutes in a rotation that includes Jason Thompson, Carl Landry and occasionally Reggie Evans. Owners in most leagues can safely ignore Williams and we'll let you know if he ever attains a full-time starting role.
Jan 4 - 8:35 PM

Derrick Williams played 31 minutes in the starting lineup against the Wolves on Thursday with 17 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

We have seen this movie before with the occasional big line, but this game certainly has our attention. Williams does do a little bit of everything when he plays power forward and did play 32.4 minutes per game in his 15 starts last season. This is a very fluid situation, so it's hard to add Williams unless you're dropping something you're not going to miss.
Jan 1 - 11:30 PM

Derrick Williams will start against the Wolves on Thursday.

Revenge game? Williams was a letdown with the Wolves earlier in his career and there's a chance he does stick in the starting lineup. It was Ryan Hollins who started against the Celtics yesterday, but Carl Landry picked up most of the minutes. Williams has some upside, so we'll let you know how he does tonight.
Jan 1 - 7:54 PM

Derrick Williams scored 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds and one steal in 22 minutes off the bench on Friday.

If Williams isn't converting on wide open dunks chances are his minutes are down and his numbers are in the tank. He has no fantasy value.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 05:04:00 AM

Derrick Williams played 24 minutes against the Bucks on Thursday with nine points, three rebounds, and two 3-pointers.

He played some backup minutes at small forward while Omri Casspi (knee) sat out. Williams has been very inconsistent the past couple seasons and Casspi won't be out for long, so he's not a great pickup.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 12:55:00 AM

Derrick Williams scored eight points with six rebounds, one assist, two steals and no turnovers in 24 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday.

He's been playing more small forward these days and that could continue with Omri Casspi (knee) having a setback. Williams does have some upside because he takes treys, but the inconsistency is too much of a negative for most owners.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 12:25:00 AM

Derrick Williams scored 17 points against the Rockets on Thursday with five rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers.

The Kings lost Omri Casspi to a knee contusion and the Rockets went small, so Williams was coach Mike Malone's solution. He hasn't been playing much even with DeMarcus Cousins (illness) out, but he should see minutes in the 20s until Casspi is back. He's a short-term option in deep leagues.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 01:54:00 AM

On the heels of consecutive double-digit scoring games, Derrick Williams posted a donut on 0-of-5 shooting vs. the Pelicans on Tuesday.

He chipped in just two rebounds in 17 minutes of action, and his disappearing act is even more disappointing since Rudy Gay (Achilles) was unavailable for the Kings. Any momentum Williams had has been squandered, and he belongs on the waiver wire.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 11:46:00 PM

Derrick Williams is looking to take advantage of his recent playing time.

Previously an afterthought in Sacramento, Williams is in a contract season and looking to prove he belongs in the NBA. "It’s a big year for myself, but I never want to put pressure on myself," he said. Williams has played back-to-back games of at least 22 minutes and is averaging 11 points and four rebounds over that span. He'll need to do a lot more to make an impression on us, but it's good that he's doing all of the right things while waiting for his opportunity.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 11:24:00 AM

Derrick Williams had a solid game off the bench on Saturday, making 4-of-7 FGs and 3-of-4 FTs with one 3-pointer to finish with 12 points in a road win in Minnesota.

He logged a season-high 30 minutes, which limited Carl Landry to eight minutes and handed Reggie Evans a DNP-CD. This was likely a matchup-based decision by coach Mike Malone, as Williams was better suited to keep pace with the young Wolves' forwards, and we'll need to see a few more strong games before recommending him in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 11:26:00 PM

Derrick Williams entered Tuesday's game and promptly picked up three personal fouls in less than one minute, after which he rode the Kings bench.

Williams was the No. 2 overall pick in 2011 but the 'tweener' forward has never found his sweet spot in the NBA, and has career averages of 9.5 points on 42.3 percent shooting, 4.7 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 23 minutes per game. It will require a few Kings injuries to give him fantasy relevance.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 11:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Darren Collison
2Ramon Sessions
3Ray McCallum
SG1Ben McLemore
2Nik Stauskas
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
3Quincy Miller
PF1Jason Thompson
2Carl Landry
3Derrick Williams
4Reggie Evans
5Eric Moreland
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Ryan Hollins