Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves have picked up the 2014-15 team option on forward Derrick Williams. That means Minnesota will pay him $6,331,404 next season. However, that doesn't mean that Derrick is definitively part of the future in Minny.
If anything else it gives the Wolves options going forward. There's no doubt that as he continues to prove he can't play small forward and a healthy Kevin Love plays 40 a night at the four, he'll be dangled in trade talk all season long. If the Wolves want to get value out of him and if Williams wants to have an NBA career and reach his full potential, they'll trade him sooner rather than later.
I'm being blunt, I think it's mostly because I just watched the Vikings get pummeled by the previously winless Giants. I'm sure many of you saw that and know how grotesque it was.
I do think Derrick Williams can be a good player in this League, but I don't think it can happen here. The Wolves are in need of another wing player with Chase Budinger out for an extended stretch, why not shop a player in a position that you have a logjam at?
I don't think the Wolves will do anything until the February trade deadline...and they probably won't do anything there either.
The easiest solution would seem to have him play small forward. But with his current skill set that's like trying to fit a square block in a triangle hole...any two-year-old can tell you that doesn't work.
I think the Wolves had to pick up his option, but I'll be curious to see where we go from here and whether he'll still be on the team by season's end. Time will tell.
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