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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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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. Nov 25 - 11:46 PM

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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.
Nov 24 - 11:24 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.
Nov 22 - 11:26 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.
Nov 11 - 11:45 PM

Derrick Williams (knee contusion) returned to action on Sunday.

Williams played three minutes, and you probably didn't even notice even if you watched the game.
Nov 3 - 9:03 AM

Derrick Williams has reportedly put up over 1,000 shots a day with assistant coach Ryan Bowen.

This is welcome news for D-Will, who has been labeled a bust for his lackluster performances so far in his young career. According to Jonathan Santiago, Williams wants to become more of an outside shooting threat this season after only shooting 26.5% from deep on 98 attempts last season. As nice as this sounds, we wouldn't recommend drafting him unless he carves out a much larger role during training camp.
Sep 28 - 4:01 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Darren Collison
2Ramon Sessions
3Ray McCallum
SG1Ben McLemore
2Nik Stauskas
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
PF1Reggie Evans
2Carl Landry
3Derrick Williams
4Eric Moreland
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Jason Thompson
3Ryan Hollins