Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
ESPN is in the midst of their third-annual #NBARank and for the next few weeks while they unveil all 500 players ranked, we'll be taking a look at where our Minnesota Timberwolves players land.
Derrick Williams was at #139 last year and this season was bumped down to #163.
D-Will had a better 2012-13 season than his rookie campaign, but his entire NBA career has been plagued by inconsistency. It's no secret that I'm not a huge fan of Williams and it's because of his inconsistency. If we could rely on him to give us 10 points & 5 rebounds a night off the bench in 15-20 minutes a game and he did it night in and night out, then I'd be a fan. However, unfortunately it's 25 points and 12 rebounds one night and the next: 3 points on 1/7 shooting and 3 rebounds.
Williams has reportedly lost some weight in an attempt to try and play more small forward (there won't be much playing time behind Love at the four). It remains to be seen how much and where Adelman will get him playing time. With his inconsistencies a year ago, I doubt he's really earned the trust of the coaching staff. With Cunningham, Brewer and Budinger all more efficient and capable players, he'll have to show improvement or he may not get off the bench--and then could be playing elsewhere after the Trade Deadline.
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