As you can see, even Crunch is willing to drive Derrick Williams out of town at this point. As the Pups enter a four day stretch without a game, we wanted to tackle the most polarizing player on the roster right now. In fact, this topic might get so heated that Big Al asks me to stop writing for the site. We are on opposite ends of the spectrum on this one and I’ll start the conversation with a number of trade proposals that I would at least consider if I were running the Wolves.
Personally, I do not feel like Derrick Williams has a role on this team if/when the Wolves finally get healthy. When Kevin Love returns, that gives DWill no more than 15 mpg at the PF spot, which includes moving Love over to play C at times. DWill’s weaker position, SF, is currently loaded on the roster with AK47, Cunningham, and now Josh Howard. The former two players in that list have outplayed DWill to this point in the season and I don’t think that can be argued.
Therefore, it is time to think hard about shipping him to another team before he gets stuck at the end of the bench and his value continues to decline. I do believe that DWill can and will be a decent pro. However, there aren’t many teams that are a worse fit for him. Who could have predicted this when he was drafted? (Raises hand, along with hundreds of others) [Read more...]