Would love this trade. I think Derrick Williams has been completely misused by Minny and that if you play him as a stretch PF he will be much better. He is 6'9 250, he should not be playing big minutes at the 2 or 3
No disrespect, but he is 6'8/240 and if you think he should be playing the PF position I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that you haven't seen him play much.
Williams lacks a post game (similar to Mullens) and makes his living ideally from 15 feet and out (unless he finds a lane to drive)
His ideal position is at the small forward spot.
I usually find myself agreeing with ya, CP8789, but this time I am going to have to disagree and side with thatlookseasy.
Derrick Williams is a bit of a tweener, but he doesn't have the skills to be able to play the 3 consistently. He is definitely more effective at the 4 until he develops his handle a bit more. You can ask any T-Wolves fan and they'll tell you that he's definitely best at the 4. Post All Star break, he was the starting PF and got solid minutes at about 30 mpg. He put up 15 ppg, and 6.3 rpg. He also shot about 45% from the field and 34% from three. When Derrick Williams was given 30-39 minutes (an average of 35) he put up 19 ppg and 8 rpg. I watched a good amount of T-Wolves games this past season (big fan of Rubio), and I noticed that in the 2nd half he started coming into his own. He developed a nice pick and pop game, but also has the athleticism to get to the rim and throw it down.
He hasn't exactly lived up to his #2 spot, but he has shown flashes of promise, and he would definitely be a better option than the smaller 6-7 Anthony Bennett, and a better option than the super passive, Ben McLemore (when we should be able to resign Hendo for a decent contract). Obviously if we get the #1 pick then we keep it and take Noel (even though I feel like Noel's ceiling is that of a Marcus Camby -- which isn't horrible, but probably not deserving of the #1 pick). If we do get the #2 pick or lower then I would definitely consider trading it for Derrick Williams and their 1st rounder. I'd also like to see if they'd throw in their 2nd round pick too.