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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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Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro said that Derrick Williams will play for Sacramento's Summer League team in Las Vegas.
Ben McLemore and Ray McCallum will be joining Williams in the Summer League as well. It makes sense for McLemore and McCallum, as both players will be entering their second seasons and need to refine their game against NBA competition as much as possible. Williams is entering his fourth season and players with his tenure usually do not participate in Summer League games. This perhaps raises more questions than answers as to what his role with the Kings will be next season. Apr 22 - 4:57 PM

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Derrick Williams had 13 points, one 3-pointer, four rebounds and one steal in another fill-in start at SF for the Kings on Sunday.

Rudy Gay was a late scratch due to his ongoing back injury, so D-Will logged 40 minutes in a tough three-point win. He averaged 12.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 13 starts this season, but the Kings' personnel moves this season may determine his fantasy value for 2014-15.
Apr 14 - 12:00 AM

Derrick Williams returned from an illness against the Mavericks on Saturday with four points and two rebounds in 10 minutes.

The Kings giving serious run to Ray McCallum indirectly hurt Derrick Williams tonight and perhaps it was because he's not all the way back from his illness. Regardless, he's still too inconsistent to own in most leagues.
Mar 30 - 12:24 AM

Derrick Williams (illness) will play on Saturday night vs. the Mavericks.

He missed Friday's game and was playing well before that, so he's an interesting player to use in some cases. Rudy Gay will run the point a bit and that will open up some minutes at small forward for Williams.
Mar 29 - 7:26 PM

Derrick Williams (illness) will not play against the Thunder on Friday night.

He played 31 minutes on Wednesday and was developing some more consistency. Plus, he would have got some more run alongside Rudy Gay, but it's a moot point. Travis Outlaw could get more run while Jason Thompson should see an uptick, too.
Mar 28 - 6:43 PM

Derrick Williams exploded for 26 points on 8-of-15 FGs and 8-of-10 FTs as the Kings lost by two points to Minnesota on Sunday.

He made two 3-pointers, grabbed 11 rebounds and stole the ball once in just 28 minutes of action, despite coming off the bench behind starting PF Reggie Evans (eight points, five rebounds in 19 minutes). Head coach Mike Malone said that the two players will alternate starts based upon matchups, so there's a chance D-Will will get the nod vs. the Wizards on Tuesday.
Mar 16 - 10:29 PM

Coach Mike Malone declined to name a starting power forward for Saturday's game against the Bulls.

In Wednesday's win over the undersized Sixers, Malone went with Derrick Williams as his starter. In the game before that (at DET), he used Reggie Evans. And in the one just before that (at BKN), he rolled with Jason Thompson. Our best guess for Saturday is that Evans will start to bang with Carlos Boozer/Joakim Noah, but it's impossible to be certain. Malone might not even have his mind made up yet.
Mar 14 - 10:51 AM

Derrick Williams is starting at the power forward spot against the Sixers on Wednesday night.

Reggie Evans started at PF last game and Jason Thompson had been holding down the job prior to that. The Kings get the friendliest matchup of all tonight and putting Derrick Williams in the with the starters shows they're probably anticipating a fast-paced game. He'll join Isaiah Thomas, Ben McLemore, Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins. We're expecting DMC, Thomas and Gay to have a big night, while Williams could be a nice play. Interestingly, that lineup has been used for just 2.5 minutes over the past month, so it should be foreign to these guys to say the least.
Mar 12 - 6:39 PM

Derrick Williams started with DeMarcus Cousins (suspension) out on Friday, scoring 26 points on 10-of-20 shooting (6-of-10 FTs) with 12 rebounds and two steals in the Kings' loss to the Lakers.

Williams' defense was terrible tonight and it's doubtful that Mike Malone is going to go overboard about a game in which the Lakers hit 60 percent of their field goals and 70 percent of their 3-point attempts. Carl Landry (knee) was also out, so there are plenty of reasons not to get too high about this. The Kings would love to make their mid-season acquisition look good down the stretch, but a fantasy-deficient producer like Williams should be approached with extreme caution.
Mar 1 - 1:22 AM

Derrick Williams is expected to start in place of DeMarcus Cousins (suspension) in Friday's game against the Lakers.

Coach Mike Malone knows the Lakers will be going small, so he can afford to use a small lineup of his own that features Williams at the power forward spot. In 11 starts this season, he's averaged 12.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 0.4 3-pointers while playing 31.4 minutes. He's capable of far more against the Lakers Swiss cheese "defense." Isaiah Thomas, Ben McLemore, Rudy Gay and Jason Thompson will round out the Kings' starting five. Carl Landry, Aaron Gray and Reggie Evans will be bigs off the bench.
Feb 28 - 2:11 PM

Derrick Williams played just 18 minutes and hit 1-of-4 shots for four points and three rebounds in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.

The fact Williams didn't get more run with DeMarcus Cousins (hip) in street clothes is disheartening and it's likely going to take an injury to Jason Thompson or Rudy Gay for him to regain any fantasy value.
Feb 20 - 3:05 AM

Derrick Williams (foot) started for Rudy Gay (illness) in Friday's loss, scoring 11 points on 2-of-11 shooting with 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 42 minutes.

Williams was the best of the role players for the Kings tonight and that's not saying much. His fantasy deficiencies have been well chronicled and he'd need an extended absence by Gay to matter in most leagues, and we're not entirely convinced that his foot issue was totally responsible for his absence on Wednesday after his in-game Shaqtin the Fool moment.
Feb 7 - 11:43 PM

Derrick Williams (foot) will play against the Celtics on Friday night.

His strained foot injury doesn't appear to be serious and the Kings are going to need him. Rudy Gay is out of the lineup, so Williams is likely to get the start and could see as many minutes as he can handle tonight. Travis Outlaw might help him off the bench, as well. The Kings will likely start Isaiah Thomas, Ben McLemore, Williams, Jason Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins in their shorthanded lineup tonight.
Feb 7 - 6:17 PM

Derrick Williams (strained left foot) is listed as day-to-day and is questionable for Friday's game against the Celtics.

He missed Wednesday's game with the foot problem after playing 24.0 minutes per game in his previous three games. Williams is still getting involved with the second unit, but he's not getting enough shots to be a factor in most fantasy leagues. If he can't go, Travis Outlaw and Quincy Acy could be used to help out a bit.
Feb 7 - 2:15 PM

Derrick Williams played 25 minutes off the bench and had 14 points, one rebound, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in Saturday's loss.

Williams has lost a lot of his fantasy appeal now that he's back to coming off the bench for the Kings. But the minutes were there tonight and he did enough little things to help his owners. He may still be worth owning in deeper leagues, but owners will want to weigh options carefully before starting Williams next week.
Feb 2 - 12:56 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Darren Collison
2Ray McCallum
SG1Ben McLemore
2Nik Stauskas
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
3Alonzo Gee
PF1Reggie Evans
2Carl Landry
3Derrick Williams
4Alex Oriakhi
5Eric Moreland
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Jason Thompson