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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 matched his season-high with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting against the Blazers on Sunday, adding one rebound in 23 minutes.
His role has been erratic at best under head coach George Karl, and he has averaged just 16.4 minutes per game since coach Karl took over. Until Williams earns a bigger role in Sacramento, he is going to be tough to own outside of the deepest of leagues. Mar 1 - 9:24 PM

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Derrick Williams (ankle) will try to play against the Bucks on Wednesday.

The Kings are going to go small with Omri Casspi as their starting power forward, so that doesn't really bode well for Williams' playing time tonight. He might have a tough time getting his minutes over 20 tonight and is not a fantasy option.
Feb 11 - 6:47 PM

Derrick Williams (ankle) is questionable to play on Wednesday against the Bucks.

He was hurt on Tuesday after tripping over a cord in pre-game, which is definitely a new one this year. Williams did play 29 minutes in his last game on Sunday because of Rudy Gay missing that one, but he doesn't get minutes consistently over 20. Fantasy owners shouldn't look to adjust to Williams being questionable here.
Feb 11 - 2:03 PM

Derrick Williams (ankle) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. the Bulls after injuring himself during warm-ups.

With Rudy Gay (foot) back in action, Williams wouldn't have played a major role tonight anyways so his absence won't have many fantasy implications. Omri Casspi may sew a few extra minutes off the bench against the Bulls, but he has also been way too inconsistent to rely upon in most leagues. Leave Williams and Casspi on the wire.
Feb 10 - 8:32 PM

Derrick Williams shifted into the Kings' starting lineup on Tuesday, notching just two points and three rebounds in a blowout loss to the Warriors.

Tonight's game may have backfired for the Kings if they were attempting to 'showcase' Williams for a potential trade. He played 21 minutes, easily the fewest of any starter, and this dud summarizes the reasons to avoid him in typical fantasy leagues no matter where he lands after the All-Star break.
Feb 4 - 1:11 AM

Derrick Williams was a surprise starter at PF on Tuesday, sending Jason Thompson to the bench.

The Kings may be trying to showcase Williams, whose name has surfaced in various trade rumors over the past few weeks. This is a fortuitous moment for the handful of owners who rolled the dice on Williams tonight, but it's unlikely to have long-term implications.
Feb 3 - 10:04 PM

The Kings are said to be active on the phones as the trade deadline approaches, and Derrick Williams and Nik Stauskas are both reportedly on the block.

We knew that Stauskas had been linked in several trade talks, but now it appears that Williams could be on his way out of Sacramento as well. No deal for either player is imminent by any means, but we will be sure to let you know if anything develops. Both Stauskas and Williams would have to be traded to ideal situations to make an impact in fantasy leagues, so owners can use a wait-and-see approach for now.
Jan 28 - 9:08 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

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