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Derrick Williams

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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Averaged 8.5 ppg (.437 FG%, .286 3pt%, .708 FT%), 4.4 rpg, 0.8 apg and 24.7 mpg in 67 games (started 15) for the Kings ... Averaged 8.0 ppg (.427 FG%, .263 3pt%, .718 FT%), 4.1 rpg, 0.7 apg and 23.3 mpg in 78 games (started 15) for the Kings and Timberwolves ... Averaged 4.9 ppg (.352 FG%, .133 3pt%, .875 FT%), 2.4 rpg, 0.1 apg and 14.7 mpg in 11 games off the bench for Minnesota ... With Kings, missed one game due to DNP-CD (strained left foot) ... Missed one game due to illness (3/28) ... Scored in double-figures in 27 games (2 with Minnesota, 25 with Sacramento), 20 or more in four games, 30 or more in one game ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in seven games with Kings ... Recorded five double-doubles, all with Kings ... Led Kings in scoring in one game and rebounding in six games. Top Single-Game Performances: Tallied career-highs of 31 points (12-16 FG, 3-5 3pt, 4-6 FT) and five steals vs. Dallas (12/9/13) ... Scored 13 points (5-9 FG, 0-1 3pt, 3-4 FT), two rebounds and one steal in 22 minutes off the bench at Cleveland (11/4/13) ... In Kings debut, tallied 12 points (6-13 FG, 0-2 3pt, 0-1 FT), six rebounds, four assists in 32 minutes off the bench vs. LA Clippers (11/29/13).

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Finished his second NBA campaign by improving upon his rookie averages in all categories… Played in 78 games and started the final 47 (56 overall), netting 12.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg and 0.6 apg in 24.6 mpg… Shot 43.0% from the field, 33.2% from three-point distance and 70.6% from the FT line… Notched eight point/rebound double-doubles and was Minnesota's top rebounder on 17 occasions… Claimed a career-high four steals Apr. 13 vs. Phoenix… Paced all scorers with a career-high 28 points Mar. 24 vs. Chicago; he was the Wolves' leading scorer 15 times, with nine 20-point outings among his 45 doubledigit efforts… Pumped in 25 points Mar. 4 vs. Miami, part of his fourth 20/10 effort this year (fifth career); the 45:17 of playing time is a career best… Led Minnesota with 21 points and 12 rebounds Feb. 26 at Phoenix; he averaged 15.1 ppg (44.5%) and 6.6 rpg over his final 37 contests (29.5 mpg)… Contributed 24 points and a career-high 16 rebounds Feb. 13 vs. Utah… Scored the 1000th point of his career Feb. 10 at Memphis, and played in his 100th NBA game Jan. 21 in Atlanta… Tallied all 18 of his points Jan. 5 vs. Portland in the 4th period, tying the highest-scoring quarter by a Wolves player since Ricky Davis netted 21 at Golden State on Apr. 15, 2007 (4th quarter)… Converted 23 of his final 58 three-pointers (39.7%) after a 20-for-84 (23.8%) stretch the previous two months… Paced all scorers with 23 points Nov. 16 vs. Golden State, adding a career-high four blocks… Had his 2013-14 contract option exercised on Oct. 30.

2011-12: Finished his rookie season in the NBA as the only Timberwolves player to appear in all 66 games… Ranked 7th among first-year players in scoring (8.8 ppg) and 5th in rebounding (4.7 rpg) while logging 21.5 mpg; he was named to the All-Rookie Second Team… Shot 41.2% from the floor, 26.8% (37-for-138) from three-point range and 69.7% from the line… Drew 15 starts, averaging 11.3 ppg (38.6%) and 5.7 rpg while playing 30.0 mpg in those contests… Shot 32.8% (59-for-180) over his final 20 outings, on the heels of a 14-game run that saw him hit 50.8%… Also dipped to 9-for-52 (17.3%) from beyond the arc in those 20, after hitting 42.5% in his previous 14… Collected a pair of double-doubles, most recently totaling 13 points and 10 rebounds Apr. 16 at Indiana… Tied his season high with 27 points Apr. 11 at Denver, his fourth 20+ effort of the season… Posted season highs with 11 rebounds and three blocks Mar. 19 at Golden State… Collected 22 points and 10 rebounds while logging a season-high 42:35 vs. the L.A. Lakers on Mar. 9… Led the Wolves with 27 points Feb. 28 at the L.A. Clippers, sinking his final eight shots… Chipped in two points and three rebounds in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge on Feb. 25, as part of All-Star Weekend in Orlando; he also participated in the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round (2nd overall pick) in the 2011 NBA Draft... Traded from Minnesota to Sacramento in exchange for Luc Mbah a Moute (11/26/13).

COLLEGE:
Scored more points in his first two college seasons (1,227, 17.8 ppg) than any player in Arizona history, and his career average of 7.9 free throws per game is also the highest in school history... Named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 2010... Named Pac-10 Player of the Year as a sophomore, and earned First Team All-Pac-10 honors following each of his two seasons as a Wildcat... Became the fifth player in conference history to earn Pac-10 Freshman and Player of the Year honors in consecutive seasons or less (Jason Kidd, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Mike Bibby, Kevin Love)... 2010-11: Ranked second in the Pac-10 in scoring (19.5 ppg), ninth in the nation (and second in the conference) in field goal percentage (.595), and fourth in the league in rebounding (8.3 rpg)... Earned Pac-10 and USBWA District Player of the Year honors, and named a Second Team All-American by the Associated Press, USBWA, NABC and The Sporting News... Also earned First Team All-American honors from Sports Illustrated, the John Wooden Award and College Insider... Selected to the NCAA West Regional All-Tournament team and the Pac-10 All-Tournament team... Ranked as the nation’s most efficient player after averaging 1.95 points per field goal attempt... His 741 points scored qualified as the third-highest single-season total in school history, while his 247 free throws and 331 attempts set new single-season school records... Shot 56.8 percent from beyond the arc to rank second all-time at Arizona... Had three 30-point games and 13 double-doubles on the season... Poured in a career-high 32 points on 11-of-17 shooting (5-of-6 from three) to go with 13 rebounds, two assists and two steals in a win over Duke during the Wildcats’ Elite-Eight NCAA Tournament run... Attempted a school-record 22 free throws en route to a 31-point, 12-rebound performance vs. California in Pac-10 play... Contributed 31 points (8-of-12 from the field and 15-of-16 from the line) and 10 rebounds vs. Arizona State... Totaled 27 points on 9-of-15 shooting vs. Kansas and 27 points and a then-career-high 14 rebounds vs. New Mexico State... Notched 26 points and 11 rebounds vs. Washington, making a game-saving block with two-tenths of a second left to preserve the win... Also had a game-saving block in the NCAA Tournament vs. Memphis with 2.0 seconds remaining... 2009-10: Ranked seventh in the Pac-10 in scoring (15.7), sixth in rebounding (7.1), fourth in field goal percentage (.574, 12th nationally), third in defensive rebounds (4.9) and eighth in offensive rebounds (2.2)... Named First Team All-Pac-10, becoming just the 16th freshman to earn that honor in three decades, and the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year... Also honored as First Team Freshman All-American by the Sporting News and Collegeinsider.com... Recorded 20 or more points nine times, including four consecutive contests in January... Tallied four double-doubles on the season... Notched a season-high 28 points on 10-of-15 shooting vs. UNLV... Attempted 21 free throw attempts, a school record at the time, vs. Wisconsin, finishing with 25 points, eight boards and a block... Registered 24 points and six rebounds vs. North Carolina State, setting season highs of 10 field goals and two blocks... Notched his first career double-double with game-highs of 20 points and 13 rebounds at Oregon.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Derrick Le Ron Williams... Son of Rhoma Moore... Mother attended Mississippi Valley State University... Lists hobbies as basketball, movies and video games... Also enjoys the beach, music and watching “classic” television like the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”

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Height: 6'8''/ 2.03m
Weight: 240 lbs./ 108.9 kg
Born: May 25, 1991
From: University of Arizona
Draft: 1st Round (2nd pick) 2011 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2011
Years Pro: 3
Previous Teams:
  Sacramento Kings 2013 - 2014
  Minnesota Timberwolves 2011 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Arizona/USA

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