Remember this? For Timberpups.com’s first “Timberwolves Video of the Week” I selected Derrick Williams February 28, 2012 performance against the Los Angeles Clippers. In the game, the Los Angeles native scored a career-high 27 points while missing only 1, yes, 1, shot. His stat line went as follows: 9-10 from the field, 4-4 from three-point range, 5-5 from the charity stripe, 5 rebounds while turning the ball over just once despite playing only 27 minutes. I like to look back to games like this one because many people, including myself, can forget just how amazing of a basketball player Williams could become. And on another note, D-Will also deserves praise for the way he has handled the constant trade rumors that have been surrounding him for his entire career. He also has put a ton of hard work into his body and his game this summer, and it appears obvious that he is much more suited to the rigors of the NBA from the site of his noticeably more chiseled body. It is clear that D-Will has the drive to become a great player, but it is his undefined skill set where uncertainty crowds his development as a player, and it could ultimately hinder him down the road. Will the former number 2 overall draft pick become the next Josh Smith type tweener forward, or will he wind up in Michael Beasley’s shoes? Only time will tell.
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