Derrick Williams traded to the Kings

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Trade rumors have been swirling lately around Minnesota Timberwolves forward, Derrick Williams, even going as far as to having reports on Monday of Williams potentially heading to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for forward Luc Mba a Moute.

That deal has been finalized on Tuesday, per a report from Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports:

The underutilized Williams could get a fresh start in Sacramento, as the Kings don’t really have a locked in starting small forward. Williams will need to work his way into the rotation, seeing minutes at both forward positions, depending on who’s on the floor for the opposition.  Mbah a Moute was seeing about 22 minutes per game at the small forward spot, but his production of 4.4 points and three rebounds per game was less than stellar.

Williams saw increased minutes last season with the injury of Kevin Love, and showed some promise, notching 12 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest last season. Williams was drafted number 2 overall by the T-Wolves in 2011, but his unique skill-set has proven to be challenging so far in his young NBA career. Perhaps a change of scenery will be exactly what the 22-year old needs to launch his career.

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