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January 28, 2015 Updates

League sources say they have been shopping Derrick Williams, but Stauskas was recently reported to be available as well. When there’s a team that is aggressively looking to make a trade and has attractive assets to pull one off, usually that means a deal will happen before the deadline. Keep an eye on the Kings. Basketball Insiders

January 16, 2015 Updates

The Nets have been in discussions about trading either Lopez or Deron Williams this season, including talks with the Kings that would have centered around Williams going to Sacramento in exchange for Darren Collison, Jason Thompson and Derrick Williams. Those talks were held up, however, by the Kings being interested in Mason Plumlee and the Nets in rookie Nik Stauskas, both non-starters for the other team. New York Post

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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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