When Derrick Williams was traded from the Wolves to the Kings, Sacramento knew they were getting a guy who has the tools to be a good player, he just needed to develop. Minnesota is in a win-now mode, so there wasn’t a lot of time for development for him there.
Well, Williams made his debut for the Kings on Friday against the Clippers, and it looks like he may have found a permanent home. Williams finished with 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists, but it was his impact overall that was impressive. As my friend Bryan Rose over at A Royal Pain points out, he brought some much needed excitement to the floor:
Williams certainly endeared himself to the excited crowd who could be heard gasping every time the forward touched the ball as it’s been quite a while since the Kings had a player with such athleticism.
It was only one night, but one that Kings fans and Williams no doubt enjoyed.
Hopefully things can work out for him there, as he is too talented to be out of the league so soon. Here are some highlights from the game: