HoopsHype Derrick Williams rumors

November 27, 2013 Updates

The 22-year-old Williams flew into San Francisco, before completing his physical and meeting Kings owner Vivek Ranadive during a private dinner. He then made his way over to the team's practice facility in Sacramento, where he spoke about the trade publicly for the first time as a King. "It feels good, it's a new beginning," Williams said. "It's a new start for myself, and the team. I really feel like I can help this team out." news10.net

"I just tell people, just get me on the court, I'm going to do good things," said Williams. "Playing behind Kevin Love, it's tough. Not many people can out play him and he's one of the best players in the world." news10.net

November 26, 2013 Updates

“You’re always talking with your staff and evaluating the league to see what opportunities may be out there,” D’Alessandro said in a phone interview. “Early in the year, it became clear that we may have an opportunity to acquire Derrick. We did a lot of work and spent a lot of time doing background and research. His talent, we’ve seen that going back to his time at Arizona. We hope this is a fresh start for him. We feel this is a great environment for him to come here and get that fresh start.” HoopsWorld

Flip said contrary to popular opinion on Twitter, Adelman actually likes Derrick and think he'll be a good player in this league. Said he doesn't hate him. Implied, though, that Derrick never won Adelman's trust and team needs to find bench guys Adelman can trust to play more to relieve stress on the starters. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

November 25, 2013 Updates

Marc J. Spears: Trade sending D Williams to SAC from MIN for Luc Mbah a Moute to be completed if latter passes physical Tue due to knee concerns,source says. Kings forward Luc Mbah a Moute has had knee concerns since preseason, but source tells Yahoo it was to be real bad for Wolves not to do it. No picks, cash or other players expected to be involved in Williams-Luc deal, sources say. Wolves have been very eager to move Williams. Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo

Darren Wolfson: Buzz from Mohegan Sun event over the weekend where #Twolves GM Milt Newton was: D-Will trade is close. Utah, Sac. NYK, Nets possible. Twitter @DarrenWolfson

Minnesota (1-3): Rookie Robbie Hummel getting playing time in rotation ahead of Derrick Williams -- whose days in Minneapolis have to be nearing an end NBA.com

November 20, 2013 Updates
November 18, 2013 Updates

From everything I can gather, he's available. It's just about finding the right deal. Head coach Rick Adelman would prefer another veteran big to fill out the rotation. I think GM Flip Saunders wants a little more value. I know the Kings have a lot interest in Williams and might have the right combination of veterans to make a deal (Jason Williams? Chuck Hayes?). ESPN.com

November 15, 2013 Updates

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