HoopsHype Derrick Williams rumors

December 22, 2014 Updates
December 21, 2014 Updates

A hiccup in the trade is Sacramento coveting Mason Plumlee, who is not part of the deal as currently proposed. Plumlee would upgrade the Kings at the power forward spot forming an imposing frontcourt along with DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay. All three were teammates on Team USA that captured the FIBA World Cup in Spain this offseason. CSNBayArea.com

November 29, 2014 Updates

Savvy shoppers know stores tend to place their clearance items in a space for everyone to see. If recent games are an indication, the Sacramento Kings are doing the same with Derrick Williams. In the first 11 games of the season, Williams recorded three DNP’s and averaged 5.5 minutes of action in the other eight. Since November 20, a span of five contests, the former second overall pick has played 19.2 minutes per contest, scoring 7.6 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. Cowbell Kingdom

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It’s undeniable that in three full NBA seasons, the No. 2 overall pick from the 2011 NBA Draft has failed to meet the lofty expectations bestowed upon such highly touted prospects. Heading into this offseason, his game was in need of significant adjustment, and that was why he consented to play in Las Vegas. Or at least that should have been the primary reason. “Man, I don’t feel like I really need to prove anything,” Derrick Williams said after practice between the Kings’ first two summer league games. “I just know I want to get better with the team. That’s what I use summer league for. Just all get better, not just myself. Obviously you want to get better individually, but we’re here to play together and get this chemistry going. Myself, Q (Quincy Acy), Ray (McCallum), Ben (McLemore), some of the returners, we gotta get that chemistry since we’re so young.” Cowbell Kingdom

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Jason Jones: FYI: Derrick Williams was very receptive to playing in summer league. Realizes this is a big season for him and he has a lot to prove. Twitter @mr_jasonjones

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How would you describe your transition to Sacramento? Derrick Williams: “It’s good! I finally moved into my house a few weeks ago. When you get traded on the spot, you have 48 hours and then you start playing. So the first week was really hectic, but since then it’s been good.” How are you working to improve the consistency of your game? “Staying after practice and working out with the other younger guys. We’re always trying to get extra work in, and to be the last ones to leave.” NBA.com

January 4, 2014 Updates

Just seven games into Williams’ tenure with the Kings, general manager Pete D’Alessandro pulled off a blockbuster seven-man deal that brought Rudy Gay to Sacramento. Williams is now back on the bench and struggling to find his way. “Derrick has probably been effected the most with Rudy coming,” coach Michael Malone said during pre game on Thursday. “It’s been a little tough on Derrick,” Malone added. “But I know he’s going to keep on competing and playing hard for us.” Cowbell Kingdom

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